parallels or bootcamp for gaming/GIS?

ajumbaje

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Jan 30, 2005
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So I just got a new haswell mbp w/ 2.6 ghz core i7, 16gb ram and the dedicated video memory(2gb)

would I be fine with parallels if I were to run games like total war 2: rome, shogun 2, and other total war games?

ArcGIS would definitely be fine since I can run it well on my old 08 penryn mbp(under bootcamp)
 

mtah

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Dec 15, 2013
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Yea I wouldnt do too much gaming in parallels.

Im running virtual w8.1 on fusion 6 on my late 13 rmbp 13" and if i play Civilization IV the fans go up to 6000rpm within 10 minutes, while in osx they stay below 2000 with the same settings.
 

yabot

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Jun 26, 2013
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ArcMAP will run just fine as long as your not looking at huge rendering files and entire countries. As i found out. Probably being dramatic though, sure it'll be fine.
 

leman

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Oct 14, 2008
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Total War: Rome II is a newer game which won't probably run that well in Parallels. There shouldn't be much problem with Shogun 2 though, seeing as its an older title...
 

Gav Mack

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Jun 15, 2008
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Has to be bootcamp. Anything virtualised simply doesn't have the performance. A 64 bit Windows 7 licence costs less than parallels too.
 
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