MS Remote Desktop speed ???

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  1. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Have been reading on the forum here that MS remote desktop client is pretty fast for most people..........but

    What can it handle......

    3D ??
    Games ??​

    And would Gigabit ethernet connection make a difference :confused:

    Simply.......where is the limit, I know there must be some :p

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816

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    Noooo no no no :) Its meant for fixing things and remote admin and stuff. It is actually quite slow. Gigabit would help, but I doubt it would be fast enough for 3D/Games. On my 100mbit i think the frame rate is around 4-5fps, the same as ARD. Thats only a guesstimate so dont take it as biblical.

    Its all about how fast the Video is sent over the network. My advice is try it and see :)
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It is a very usable remote desktop. I think it runs a somewhat better than than Apple's remote desktop. But even so, it is only a remote desktop. Games and such are a no-no. It streams music well for me, even clear across states. I set it up on all windows computers my family and friends have. It makes it easy to fix their smaller problems.
     
  4. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just read here that people thought it was fast and good.....so what kind of apps can I run ??
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    As long as the program doesn't require direct hardware access (like games need the video card), it works fairly well.
     
  6. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ohh OK.......but programs that does not require direct access are ??

    Word, Dreamweaver, Photoshop :confused:

    Thanks
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Word runs fine. I've never used DW or Photoshop over RD, but I'd guess they run pretty normal. It may be a couple of seconds slow, but nothing huge.

    Remember, speed varies from network to network. Because RD is free, I suggest you download it and give it a try yourself. Your personal experience will be much more accurate than anything we posters can give you.
     
  8. Platform thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK thanks ;) :cool:
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you pick your task right, you can get quite a lot of benefit from having RDC. I'll tap into it a bit to do processor intensive stuff that doesn't need a GUI necessarily (such as converting music down to a smaller bit-rate). This is great because it leaves my Mac free to do whatever I want and it just has this background window showing me how the PC is fairing. I'm on a wireless network (Express) and the speed is easily adequate for this. :)
     
  10. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    RDC, and VPN in general are great tools. I use them on a daily basis up at school. I wouldn't try any gaming, but Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign work well (but sluggish).
     

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