IE9 Details

By Deane Barker on March 17, 2010

Internet Explorer 9 embracing HTML 5, GPU acceleration: Interesting.

[IE9] puts a lot of focus on support for the HTML 5 standards. IE9 is also expected to beef up performance, offloading tasks within the web browser to the graphics processing unit (GPU), or using separate CPU cores for certain elements of web pages if available.

[…] The new Chakra Javascript engine compiles in the background on a separate CPU core if it is available on the machine.