Yesterday Microsoft officially launched the new Internet Explorer 8 browser. For those interested in the performance of this new challenger, according to the Peacekeeper Browser Benchmark from Futuremark, the new Internet Explorer 8 performs substantially better than Internet Explorer 7. So far 284 users have tested both IE7 and IE8 using Peacekeeper and on average IE8 overall scores are 35.6% higher. At the same time IE8 still scores below Firefox 3.0.7 and far below Chrome and Safari in the benchmark.

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