Internet Explorer 9, support for GPU acceleration

In recent months several browsers that have been updated to be able
to ensure a better level of performance for the browsing the web. While Chrome and Firefox have
undergone major changes in order to guarantee a good speed in the use,
Internet Explorer 8 has been instead a step backward.

Internet Explorer 9, however, will not. As reported Dean Hachamovitch,
IE General Manager, on IEBlog, in fact, the next version of the well
known Web browser from Microsoft will be able to handle rendering on
the GPU through Direct2D. The post, available this address, Says in fact:

"We’re changing IE to use the DirectX family of Windows APIs to enable
many advances for web developers. The starting point is moving all
graphics and text rendering from the CPU to the graphics card using
Direct2D and DirectWrite. Graphics hardware acceleration means that
rich, graphically intensive sites can render faster while using less
CPU. Now, web developers can
take advantage of the hardware ecosystem’s advances in graphics while
they continue to author sites with the same interoperable standards
patterns they’re used to."

To this address is
also a video that shows the potential of the next version of Internet
Explorer. The ability to manage some operations, such as playing video
or navigation systems through the GPU can dramatically reduce the
workload of the CPU: the direct benefits it will therefore in terms of
system responsiveness.

Stephen Sinofsky, head of the Windows and
Windows Live group at Microsoft announces development work on Internet
Explorer 9 during the PDC 2009 conference. See Microsoft announces Internet Explorer 9 video



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