Boosting graphics performance in virtual machines

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dongmin, May 10, 2006.

  1. dongmin macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2002
    A hypothetical question:

    I read somewhere that the MacBook Pros have Intel integrated graphics (disabled) as well as the discrete ATI graphics. Would it be possible for a virtual machine to use the ATI graphics while the host machine uses the integrated graphics? My guess is that this is something only Apple can manage. But is this theoretically possible?

    Also, with the future Intel PowerMacs, would you be able to add a second graphics card that the virtual machine could directly access?
  2. Dokter_Mac macrumors regular


    Mar 9, 2005
    With Virtual PC 2 , a long time ago ... , you could acces your 3Dfx-card in the virtual PC.
    I played Quake on PC with 3D-acceleration in OS 8 with Virtual PC :)
    So it's posible to acces 3D-cards from within OS X.
    I hope Apple solve this in Leopard.

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