8 cores and 32GB of RAM sounds like heaven for frequent VM users. I currently have a 4 core Haswell with 16GB of RAM and it’s a pain in the butt because if I allocate more than 2 cores and 4GB of RAM, my Mac system becomes a lag fest. Big question though. Have you noticed thermal throttling during extended VM use? If so, how bad? I can tolerate some throttling but when it throttles back to 800Mhz, that’s just unacceptable.