Boot Camp vs. Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mrchainsaw5757, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. mrchainsaw5757 macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2006
    I mean what do you guys think about each one. I have used both now. i like how you dont have to restart you computer and such to use windows on Parallels. But i just heard something like parallels doesnt support direct x 9 and you cant play as many games. is this true for boot camp as well or what? what are you guys thoughts?
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Parallels supports DirectX now and you can play games on it. The performance isn't as good as Boot Camp though, which is advisable for nearly every game. There are no "incompatibilities" with Boot Camp as it just turns your Mac into a PC directly.
  3. barr08 macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I have heard nothing but bad things about the DX9/3d accell performance on the new parallels, and my personal experiences echo this. I could not get Half Life 2 to run at all, even though it is advertised on the parallels site as working. If you are any sort of a gamer, stick with bootcamp, as I don't see effective gaming on anything but bootcamp (or a PC) anywhere in the near future.

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