Is Parallels Desktop 6 good for gaming, or is BootCamp still needed?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by doxavita, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    I just want to know if the latest Parallels 6 is good for playing the latest games, or if Boot Camp is still the best option for gaming

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you game, Bootcamp is your best choice
    Virtualization isn't going to give you a satisfactory experience
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Virtualization probably won't ever yield good gaming results, so bootcamp is definitely the best bet.
     
  4. cdavis11 macrumors 6502

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    I run a pretty 3D intensive Radio Control Airplane flight sim called "Real Flight" on a core 2 duo 2.8Ghz and it runs pretty darned well.
     
  5. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Try Crysis2 or BFBC2 for kicks ;)
    Don't expect Fusion or Parallels to yield satisfactory results for gaming, at least for newer games using DirectX10 or later.
     

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