Microsoft has been hard at work trying to improve Internet Explorer with each release. Internet Explorer 11 is the latest release of their popular browser, which shipped with Windows 8.1 and almost a month later, it is now available for Windows 7 in both 32 and 64 bit variants and in 95 languages.
Microsoft claims that Internet Explorer 11 is unto 30% faster than other browsers in terms of ‘real world’ websites load performance. While we are not sure what qualifies as a real world website, Microsoft has used their own websites to demonstrate this increase in speed so take their word with a grain of salt. They have also created a new HTML5 based benchmarking tool called EtchMark so you can pit it against other browsers to test.
Internet Explorer 11 also cuts down on the CPU cycles so expect better performance and battery life which only means a good thing. Other features include:
- New debug tools available now for web developers, accessible via F12
- Hardware accelerated 3D graphics
- HTML 5 video support with battery efficient playback
- Better touch support
- Support for new and improved web standards including CSS, HTML5, WebGL and web performance improvements
Download Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7