IE9 RC was already around for a couple of months now with news that Microsoft will be taking a leap ahead with the new Internet Explorer 9. It has landed now: Microsoft has released the final version of IE9 with a whole bunch of improvements. The main highlight is a new domain for browsers: utilizing GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) for improved HTML5 and video encoding/decoding. Up until now, browsers mainly utilized CPUs even for compute intensive jobs. This changes with the new IE9.