Mix10: IE9 Supports HTML5 with Hardware Acceleration

Microsoft announces that IE9 will support HTML5 and make it super fast through the use of hardware acceleration. JavaScript will be compiled in the background on one of your computer’s spare CPUs.
IE9 will use your computer’s GPU to run HTML5 effects, graphic manipulation, SVG (1.1) XML markup rendering, SVG transparency, JavaScript physics engines, text rendering, pixel alignment. This rendering engine has been built from the ground up using the DirectX Engine for the hardware acceleration.
Microsoft is focusing on making sure that HTML5 script and markup works identically across all browser platforms by working together with other browser vendors as well as the standards body.