Games on virtual machine or Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by David-fr, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. David-fr macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello all,

    I just got my self a new MPB (See sig). I work for a video games company, and from time to time i will need to hop in game for work and sometimes to play :p

    Being that said will i be better installing windows via bootcamp or a virtual machine? i would love to play on one screen and have OS X on the other via spaces.

    In a virtual machine does it takes full advantage of graphics, and CPU?

    Please advice.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    No. You will need to use Boot Camp to use the graphics hardware to the max.

    You can launch a Boot Camp install in a VM as well, so you can still use Windows in a VM if you do a Boot Camp install for things other than graphics intensive games.

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  3. David-fr thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply, i guess you can't have it all :)
     

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