Internet Explorer 9 Video Leaked, Scores 95 Acid3

The new Internet Explorer 9 Beta is set to release next week on September 15. On that day we're supposed to get more details about the next-generation Microsoft internet browser, along with the UI.

Posted on YouTube recently is supposedly the latest IE9. There's no real verification whether or not this is the real deal (the beta set for release next week), but whatever it is, it scores a 95 out of 100 on the Acid3 test.

(via Softpedia.)

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  • pooflinger1
    Well, they're making progress. Hopefully they can catch up to the other browsers or at least get into respectable range.
  • solidstategamer
    I prefer the sleak Chrome interface to this.
  • pollom
    looks like chrome
  • willgart
    its hard to create a brand new interface. So the new one appear to be really good and maximize the space on the screen. The performance appear to be excellent... but we don't know what is the hardware behind the scene...
    so.... 1 word....
    when when when ??? :)
  • Benihana
    Sweetness. Although I'll probably stay with FF, this looks like it's finally catching up to modern browsers.
  • twu
    pollomlooks like chrome
    Interesting... sounds like...
    Yo look like your uncle, father, grandfather. It must have a URL space bar..
  • DjEaZy
    ... FF FTW!!! but in slower mobile internet areas OPERA with turbo...
  • But part of the Acid 3 test is that the animation has to be smooth not just rendered correctly. Looked a little choppy to me.
  • tipoo
    pollomlooks like chrome

    Err, what? First off, all the browsers out there look more or less the same, second, Chrome is the one it looks LEAST like. Chrome has tabs on top, the single search/address bar, etc.

    Anywho, this looks pretty good! I hope full GPU acceleration trickles down to all browsers soon. And that IE gets an extensions gallery.
  • RabidFace
    Maybe it's just me, but I will always prefer Firefox over any browser (have USED them all like they were my only browser). Been using Firefox since it's conception. I don't care about the little webpage real estate I lose with Firefox (just formatted, haven't had a chance to add my add-ons yet to make it sleeker than any browser out now)

    But, here are my findings as of 2 minutes ago for the Acid3 test(all browsers up-to-date):

    Chrome: 100
    Opera: 100
    Safari: 100
    FF 3.6 & 4B: 97
    IE8: 20

    This leads me to believe that Microsoft is not in the "loop" with everyone else. Though knew about IE and the Acid test for quit some time now. But still can't believe to this day that they are that behind, considering it's Microsoft.

    Though, still find it funny that for the past 6+ months, Mozilla hasn't been able to get a 100 rating, but it's close enough for me.

    But, on the subject of IE, they are still behind everyone, even if this is a TRUE test of IE9.