Microsoft is really confident about its Edge browser that they even claim it’s the best performing browser on Windows 10.
The company was able to pull this off by gradually adding new features to the Microsoft Edge over the past year. This resulted in improved performance and faster launch times.
In a blog post, the team behind Microsoft Edge said:
“Microsoft Edge will be the best performing browser on Windows 10 when Microsoft Edge version 91 releases later this week,”
The team explained that they were able to make this claim thanks to “startup boost and sleeping tabs”.
Microsoft initially added the new startup boost feature back in March, which the company claims made a 41% improvement in launch time speeds.
Meanwhile, the new sleeping tabs feature was added earlier this year, which was created to improve the browser’s performance. It works by automatically releasing system resources for tabs that are not in use. This makes active tabs ran faster and prohibits Edge from taking up too much CPU and memory resources.
In the future, Edge will gain a performance mode feature — a feature that’s currently under a testing phase.
One of its top competitors, Google Chrome — known for hogging computer memory — has its recent updates address those issues by having a more advanced memory allocator.
Microsoft now has many resources to focus on Edge development as they have fully retired the Internet Explorer.
Of course it’s the fastest. They have insider access to the OS, and have used that in the past to their advantage with non-public APIs. But is it the _best_.