Chakra is a JScript engine developed by Microsoft for its Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) web browser. A distinctive feature of the 32-bit version of the engine is that it JIT compiles scripts on a separate CPU core, parallel to the web browser. The engine is also able to access the computer's graphics processing unit (GPU), in particular for 3D graphics and video.
On March 8, 2011, Microsoft published results showing the 32-bit Internet Explorer 9 Final Release (using the current version of Chakra) to be faster than Safari, Firefox (with TraceMonkey), Chrome, and Opera.
March 2011 performance tests for ZDNet concluded that Internet Explorer 9 (32-bit), Chrome 10, and Firefox 4 release candidate were "pretty evenly matched."
See also 
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- ^ Muchmore, Michael (March 16, 2010). "Internet Explorer 9: An Early Look". PC Magazine. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- ^ "Internet Explorer 9 showcases 'GPU-powered' browsing". IBTimes. March 16, 2010. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- ^ a b Hachamovitch, Dean (November 23, 2009). "An Early Look At IE9 for Developers". IEBlog on Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- ^ Hachamovitch, Dean (March 18, 2010). "HTML5, Hardware Accelerated: First IE9 Platform Preview Available for Developers". IEBlog on Microsoft Developer Network. Microsoft. Retrieved March 19, 2010.
- ^ Adrian Kingsley-Hughes (March 15, 2011). "IE9 vs Chrome 10 vs Firefox 4 RC vs Opera 11.01 vs Safari 5 - The BIG browser benchmark!". ZDNet. Retrieved 2011-03-21.