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mossme89

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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.
 

c0LdFire

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Jul 10, 2013
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I can run an idling 200MB Linux installation in a VM, so this question is so incredibly vague that it is impossible to answer.
 
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maflynn

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I've been running Vms on an 8GB and 12 GB machines. Depending on your needs and usage, 16 may be more then enough. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
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Conutz

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I have last year’s 6-core entry-level with 32GB and 1TB. Was running 3 Windows VMs today, all good. I’m sure the 8-core will be too.
 
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