Now with a faster start! Microsoft Edge bets to win the race to Google Chrome

Microsoft continues to be a talking point. Redmond’s take the lead in web search. That’s why the new quick-start feature on Microsoft Edge is coming, which aims to outperform Google Chrome. This new feature is included in a list of updates that push the browser to the top. Previously, Microsoft Edge was identified by its slowness. In fact, remember Internet Explorer (its predecessor) was despised for this very reason. That’s why in 2012 Microsoft’s statistics crumbled, when they launched Google Chrome However, with the arrival of Microsoft Edge in 2016, the story took a turn.

A series of tools and features are leading this change. Among them “Startup Boost”. This new function helps to start the browser faster. In addition, it uses few secondary resources.

Microsoft Edge seeks to outperform Google Chrome.

How does Startup Boost work on Microsoft Edge?

First, the function executes (paradoxically) secondary resources in advance. As long as the browser is not started yet. When the user opens or starts the browser, the system is “ready” to start more quickly. Whether by direct access on the taskbar, from the desktop or from other applications.

So, if you run a greater number of secondary resources, what is the speed? Here is the answer: although there is an increase in secondary resources, the impact of these by consumption is low. In fact, practically insignificant in modern computers. Although these implications vary by computer, Startup Boost does not slow down the computer.




According to various tests of the function, the consumption of ram of Microsoft Edge closed ranges between 150 and 200 mb of RAM. While in CPU and GPU the consumption is practically null. At the moment the function is in an experimental phase and is available in Edge Canary 88. However, we are confident that the advances are significant and the function will be implemented correctly. This would be an important boost in the race against its great rival Chrome.

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