Macbook pro Parallels help !

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arcamillus, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. arcamillus macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm using the late 2011 model macbook pro 13" base model. I would like to know if Parallels can support high end games like Diablo3, Call of duty 4 etc.., to be played on a windows installed VM.
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If it does work, I don't imagine it'll run them very well. Why not just use boot camp?
     
  3. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    it wont work very well, mainly because the graphics drivers are likely not that good and half of your resources are not available to the virtual machine depending on how many cores and how much ram you allocate to it. Bootcamp is the answer
     
  4. arcamillus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply .. The VM seems to be quite slow when I tried Dota2. Guess bootcamp is the final option.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's entirely possible to do both, using the same partition. For light tasks, you just fire up Parallels and use Windows located on the boot camp partition. If you're planning on gaming, you reboot and run it natively.
     

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