This is possible, according to Roger Capriotti, senior director of marketing for Internet Explorer, to Mashable, because the team of engineers has been working to make all later versions of Internet Explorer faster than its predecessors, even resorting to acceleration by hardware.
But it’s not all about performance, as the issue of security is another important issue for Microsoft, so quoting the NSS Labs statistics, Internet Explorer 11 has the most effective security tools, indicating in a recent study that it blocks 92% of malware and phishing attacks, closely followed by Google Chrome with 71%. The support of WebGL, the drag & drop in HTML5 or the position of the devices are other features of this new version.
We can download Internet Explorer 11 from this same link, and users of the previous version of it will receive an automatic update in the coming weeks. So we can already see if this new version really offers us everything it promises us, starting with this same page created by Microsoft.