BootCamp Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Maclver, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Ok, So which would be better.

    I want to play Simcity (Have the PC Version cause the Mac one sucks) would it be better to play it under bootcamp or use the newest version of VM Ware that was released today?

    I have the newest Macbook Air i7
     
  2. Compile macrumors member

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    Virtual machines used shared resources.
    Bootcamp is native therefore all resources are available.
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Bootcamp. You will get the best Window performance by booting native into Windows.
     
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  5. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    I think BootCamp is always better.

    That doesn't mean a VM isn't good enough, though.

    What if you decide to play something other than Simcity? Probably gonna want as much of the resources available as you can get..why not just start with that to begin with?
     
  6. Compile macrumors member

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    Virtual Machine are dependant on the current systems resources. While they are good for running small OSs such as Linux on a mediocre machine (less then 8gb of ram etc), if the user is doing multiple thing in and out of the VM it can severely tax the system.

    Running anything whether an operating system, a game or compiled source code in a native environment will ALWAYS run more efficiently.
     
  7. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    This is a good point. Native is better than VM performance-wise, but a VM may be good enough and very convenient to use.
     

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