On other benchmarks, the results are a little less impressive, with Google Octane showing 11 per cent faster speed for Microsoft Edge and Apple JetStream showing 37 per cent faster speed.

Microsoft Edge is even better and is beating Chrome and Safari on their own JavaScript benchmarks”.

With the latest nearly finalised version of Windows 10 released, Microsoft is adding finishing touches to the launchpad, and preparing itself to “celebrate” what is their biggest launch ever. But Microsoft’s new web browser for Windows 10, called Edge, might prove to be superior. Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users will be able to pick up the new operating system for free.

So there you go, Microsoft Edge has become the browser we always wanted it to be, and since build 10240 is believed to be the RTM, this is pretty much the closest you can get to the version that’s supposed to launch on July 29.

So wrote Gabe Aul, Head of the Windows Insider program in a blog post. That last one is actually a benchmark created by Apple’s WebKit development team that’s intended for the iOS, Mac, and Windows versions of Safari, Apple’s web browser. If anything it’s best for the browser ecosystem that Microsoft, otherwise known for Internet Explorer has spruced up its browser performance with a more efficient EdgeHTML engine than the dominating WebKit.

Microsoft isn’t yet killing off Internet Explorer completely, both it and Edge will co-exist in Windows 10 for now.