Gaming with Parallels 5

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TeddyLeroux, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. TeddyLeroux macrumors member

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    I have a 2.4 ghz i5 MacBook Pro and I want to play iRacing... ... and run other windows apps... Will the 330m card be able to handle 3D apps and graphicly intensive games like COD... I think Parallels is the best way to way... I want to use this rather than Boot Camp... :apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:
     
  2. elpmas macrumors 68000

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    :p
    mine flickers :(
    waitin to install el driversss! =(
     
  3. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...bootcamp doesn't waste system resources by running a VM at the same time, why do you think Parallels is better to use with your gaming?
     
  4. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    There is no good reason. Bootcamp is obviously the better solution. The thread starter must be new to computers.
     
  5. TeddyLeroux thread starter macrumors member

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    i just dont want to log off and log back in all the time... there would be a lot of switching if i went with boot camp... and i want to do screen recordings on windows using screenflow...
     
  6. Jaxdialation macrumors regular

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    Or Macs.

    The VM software guys sell a lot of products to us newbs.
    My i7 with SSD and 8 gigs can do pretty good stuff with Parallels,
    Nothing close to native Windows with Bootcamp
    though.
     
  7. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going to game, get Bootcamp. The end.
     
  8. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think Parallels is able to get the video card directly. It will run a very weak "simulated" video card.
     
  9. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Agree. I don't think Parallels or Fusion actually uses the drivers for the GPU but instead they use a generic driver for a weak video card that is capable at minimal 3D effects.
     
  10. elpmas macrumors 68000

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  11. TeddyLeroux thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the feedback... Ill prolly just test parallels out and see if its ok... if it stutters a bit... ill go with boot camp
     

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