Chrome has gained a large following in its short history on a reputation for speed. According to a new round of benchmarking, it looks like Internet Explorer 9 could actually give Google's browser a run for its money. We heard the new version had improved HTML5 support, but they weren't kidding. In the newly released Preview 3, IE9 managed to beat Chrome soundly on a test of HTML5 canvas speed. It's described as "orders of magnitude faster"
Keeping in mind that this is still a preview build of the browser, we're feeling pretty optimistic. It's hard to see moving to IE as our main browser, but it would be nice if people had a decent browser on their PCs out of the box. Hit this link to see the video.