Bootcamp...or Parallels to game

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iBotz, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. iBotz macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2010
    Which should I use to run games like GTA 4 or HL2 on a 2.93 MP with a 4870
  2. iBotz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2010
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Because MRoogle would have told you so.

    Parallels does not really take advantage of the GPU (graphics card) like those games you want to play like to.

    Thus BC is the better choice.
  4. huskermania macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008
    All of your Mac's resources will be available with Boot Camp. With Parallels, you're sharing resources between your Mac and Windows, resulting in lower performance with both systems.
  5. iBotz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2010
    Thanks. Should I just use disk utility to wipe my current Win HD ( Number 3) or should I just install over it?
  6. frimple macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2008
    Denver, CO
    All virtualization technology today faces the same challenge of offloading work to the GPU. Fusion has the same problem as parallels does at this point.

    Though with the recent news of Steam coming to the mac, maybe way and play those games natively? I don't game so I don't know if those games are once that are on steam...
  7. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    HL2 and other Source games will be released for OSX in April.
  8. Matrixfan macrumors member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Run games natively! Install Windows 7 64 bit on bootcamp. Even just the thought of running games in a virtualised enviroment makes me shiver :p Steam for mac will be fantastic, but performance will likely be better under Direct X.

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