Windows 8.1 is just a few weeks away from its official October 18th launch date and Microsoft has begun promoting some of the improvements it has made to Internet Explorer 11. This week, Microsoft has revealed that the browser has a new image decoding pipeline, claiming it greatly increases the speed of downloading JPG images from websites.
In a post on the official IE blog, Microsoft says that images take up 61 percent of all of the data downloaded from websites, and that 47 percent of web images are JPG files. Microsoft claims that their new method downloads JPG images up to 45 percent faster in IE11, on Windows 8.1, compared with older IE versions.
In other words, IE browsers have been lagging behind for years, and will obtain normal rendering speed with the newest update ;-)