Microsoft’s new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

Microsoft's new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

Microsoft’s new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks

UL Benchmarks knows what it’s talking about with regards to performance testing, being the creators of 3DMARK, PCMARK, SERVERMARK, VRMARK and more. 

Last year, UL Benchmarks added a new Applications test to its PCMARK 10 Professional test suite, a benchmarking program which tests real-world workloads in Microsoft’s Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Edge. Within Edge, their test simulates browsing activities within social media, retail, video playback and map viewing environments; as such, this test emulates the actions of most internet users. 

With Microsoft releasing its new Edge Browser, UL Benchmarks knew it was time to look at its browser performance again. After installing Microsoft’s new Edge browser, UL Benchmarks discovering that this new Chromium-based browser offered at least 10% more performance than before.

This boost to browser performance is one of many signs that Microsoft’s new Chromium Edge browser was a positive change for the company, as these increased to browsing performance will be felt by end-users, especially those with low-end systems.

Sadly, UL Benchmark’s PCMARK 10 Applications benchmark is only available to Professional Edition users; which means that normal consumers cannot replicate UL benchmarks’ testing. PCMark 10 Professional Edition is listed as being available “from $1495 per year” on the company’s website.   

Microsoft's new Edge browser is 10% faster, says UL benchmarks  

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