Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Azngege, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Azngege macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    When I boot up a mac from bootcamp with windows, does it take full advantage of the system? lik would it run at its best?

  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    No it will not run at its best because the hardware is designed specifically for Mac OS X not other operating systems. Other operating systems will run on Mac hardware but they are not optimized for it. For example, when in bootcamp I don't think you have access to the integrated video card.
  3. Azngege thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yes, under bootcamp Windows will have full access to the NVidia GPU. Since the main hardware is fairly standard, Intel CPU and controller, NVidia GPU, it works pretty well under Windows. Apple's drivers for the trackpad under Windows aren't as good as under OSX, but it works.

    Battery life under Windows won't be as good as OSX because of driver optimization and because you use the NVidia GPU full time, rather than switching to the Intel GPU.

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