It’s not a secret that Microsoft is trying to make Windows 10’s Edge the best browser on Earth, so it can be barely be a surprise that the company praises its speed, security, and low resource or power usage every once in a while.

In a blog post published today, the company says that the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring several JavaScript performance updates in Edge and Chakra, which will make the browser significantly faster than its rivals, including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, when it comes to JavaScript.

Redmond says that it turns to memory optimizations to make Edge’s JavaScript capabilities better and turns to geeky talk to explain how it managed to do that. You can find the full post here if you’re a tech-savvy user interested in such details.

Edge, best browser in JavaScript benchmarks

But the most interesting part is the one where Microsoft posts the results of JavaScript benchmarks, revealing that Microsoft Edge managed to outclass both Google Chrome Canary and Firefox Alpha in Octane and JetStream tests (the company put its browser against unreleased versions of Chrome and Firefox because the Anniversary Update version of Edge is also in development).

Specifically, Edge achieved a score of 31187 points in the Octane 2.0 benchmark, while Google Chrome Canary was the runner-up with 25910 points. Firefox Alpha wasn’t too far behind with 24836 points (higher is better). In JetStream 1.1, Edge once again performed the best and received 233.7 points, followed by Chrome with 168.3 points, and Firefox with 146.6 points (again higher is better).

“We are very excited to share our performance effort to reduce memory footprint and start-up time with you. The road to better performance never ends, and we’re as committed to making JavaScript faster as we always have been. There will be more improvements in the summer months,” Microsoft says.

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is due next month, so all these improvements will become available for everyone in just a few weeks.

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