Why Can't Microsoft IE beat Google Chrome in performance? RRS feed

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  • I am a staunch IE user over the decades, but have been won over by Google Chrome based on its performance and simplified UI.  Recently I downloaded IE 10 to give it another shot and found the performance has improved greatly over past versions and included most of the UI enhancements in Google Chrome.

    However, there were some specific instances where IE 10 was very sluggish or not responsive, after comparing IE 10 to Google Chrome loading the same web page, Google Chrome still clearly comes out the winner and I don't need any sophisticated benchmark tools to prove it.

    Why does Microsoft continue to fail to be the highest performing browser?  Very disapointed, loyal user here.

    I really like many of the features of IE, but the performance consistently comes short of Google Chrome, keeping me away.
    Monday, April 15, 2013 11:58 PM

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  • Hi,

    which website?

    the general rule of thumb is that comparing MSIE to other browsers can be traced to differences in security models and Addons.

    Additionally many websites code for browsers (browser sniffing) and branch code based on detecting the client browser version... IE10 is the first version to have a two digit version number.

    MSIE also has compatibility view, which can be switched with an x-ua meta or response header. this can impart apon rendering performance.. Advanced tab of Internet Options>"automatically recover from rendering errors with compatibility view"

    You can submit feedback to the IETeam at http://connect.microsoft.com/ie



    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:31 AM
  • Google Chrome has outperformed IE for many releases, no matter what the website, I can perceive the difference without any tools or technical explanations.  I am a techie also dude, a veteran IE user and very disappointed that Microsoft, still cannot outperform Google.

    After giving IE another shot I will probably go back to Google Chrome again, no performance issues there.

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:50 AM
  • Hi Rich,

    f12>Performance tab in IE, Page Inspector in Webkit and Mozilla.


    download fiddler http://fiddler2.com

    You can submit feedback to the IETeam at http://connect.microsoft.com/ie

    Questions regarding Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 for the IT Pro Audience. Topics covered are: Installation, Deployment, Configuration, Security, Group Policy, Management questions. If you are a consumer looking for answers or to raise a question, it's highly recommended you head on over to http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:21 AM
  • Thanks for all the responses, still sticking with IE10 for now to give it a fair trial.
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:21 PM