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03-14-11, 08:00 PM
It is official.¬* As of today, the web browser ‚?? the #1 app on the PC -¬* is now GPU accelerated.

We have worked closely with Microsoft since the start of Internet Explorer 9 development to bring the power of the GPU to the Web.¬* Along the way, we‚??ve blogged about the advantages of GPU-accelerated PCs (http://blogs.nvidia.com/2010/03/sneak-peek-of-internet-explorer-9-with-next-generation-ion/) and the great HTML5 sites (http://blogs.nvidia.com/2010/09/next-killer-app-for-gpus-internet-explorer-9-beta-launch/) you can soon expect accelerated by the GPU.

Today, with the official launch of IE9, PCs everywhere can experience:


Rich HTML5 sites like www.webvizbench.com (http://www.webvizbench.com/) with much more dynamic and interactive content than before ‚??all made possible by the GPU
HD Video natively accelerated by the browser and GPU without the need for additional plug-ins
Browser-based games running directly on the latest DirectX 11 GeForce GPU like your favorite PC game titles
So what does this really mean to you the consumer?¬* IE9 will help transform the web to a much more exciting, dynamic and compelling experience ‚?? much like DX11 gaming is worlds beyond Farmville.¬* And it is yet another example of why you need an Optimized PC or Notebook with a powerful NVIDIA GPU paired with a strong CPU to deliver overall the best experience.

Congratulations Microsoft!¬* Make sure to download IE9 (http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/) today.



More... (http://blogs.nvidia.com/2011/03/gpus-fire-up-internet-explorer-9/)