Heat and performance - Bootcamp VS Virtual Machine

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by oldguru, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. oldguru, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012

    oldguru macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Win7 on MBP 2012, 256 SSD, 16G memory

    1. Which will be heater ? Bootcamp or Parallels/VMWare?
    2. What is the performance gap between virtual machine with bootcamp?
    3. What's the battery life difference?
  2. Kashsystems macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2012
    1. I really do not see much if any temperature differences.
    2. Bootcamp will be faster because you will not be running osx on top of it as you would with a virtual machine.
    3. From my personal experience I had more battery life issues in bootcamp than virtual.

    One more thing I like to add, the nice thing about a virtual machine is the ability to access your osx applications on the fly when needed, instead of switching back and forth between bootcamp and rebooting into osx.
  3. oldguru thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2012
    Thanks for experience sharing!

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