Try Internet Explorer (IE) 9 Platform Preview 3

The IE9 Platform Preview 3 is available via the IE Test Drive site! The developer preview was released at MIX 2010 earlier.

The Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 3 will give you a glimpse of what’s coming in Internet Explorer 9, the next version of the world’s most popular Web browser. A word of caution that this Preview is meant for developers and doesn’t include all the “user” features. The PP3 installs side by side with IE8.

IE9 is where same mark-up and performance meet hardware acceleration to shatter the glass ceiling on the Web – creating endless possibilities of rich, powerful Web applications. Let’s take a sneak peek into what’s so cool about IE9 PP3:

  1. IE9 uses your whole PC to unlock the next class of experiences for the web. It is one of the fastest browsers today and the new JavaScript engine translates into an even faster IE 9.
  2. IE9 introduces GPU-powered Canvas & GPU-powered <audio> and <video>and moves the browser from running on a crowded, single CPU to the fast, spacious GPU. Microsoft’s partnership with NVIDIA and AMD/ATI enables a solid understanding of GPU-CPU compatibility.
  3. Increasing the support for standards is just part of the equation for creating the next version of the world’s most popular browser. Additionally, they have added new tools for developers to enable them create rich, standards-compliant, interoperable Web applications while making it easy for them to test and debug their web sites.
  4. Includes expanded support for HTML5, hardware-accelerated graphics and text, and a new JavaScript engine. Together these allow developers to use the same markup and deliver graphically and functionally rich Web applications that take advantage of modern PC hardware through a modern operating system.

Test Drive the Internet Explorer (IE) 9 Platform Preview 3 here

Thanks Abhishek for this information!


  1. the title says the IE9 is faster than Firefox…

    Firefox is the horribly slowest browser i ever seen.. takes min 2 minutes to initialize itself..

    so better lets avoid comparing IE with firefox.. its of no match…

    used chrome a little….atleast chrome looks 2 be better.

    FYI IE9 is NOT FASTER than Safari, leave alone the likes of Chrome and Opera!!!! here is the evidence that too from your very own Microsoft! Please don’t misguide your readers by such catchy titles!
    I would have expected better than a respectable tech blog like yours??????

    1. @soham – Well..Mis-guiding was not an idea here. Thanks for pointing it out – It was on EDM., and thats how it landed up on the site. have corrected it now. Btw.. its not my own MS.! 🙂 I do write MS stuffs.. doesn’t mean, its mine 🙂 he he..!

      On a serios note – That was the Jscript abilities Sun Spider matrix. Cant compare Safari and Chrome and HTML5 capabilities. Chrome leads in many way..! I did try IE9, the fps is much better than on Chrome.!

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