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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tbluhp, Oct 5, 2009.
Like will it run just as fast and will it let me do 3d games and the sims3?
No, not really. Using Parallels (or any virtualization program) will use up more system resources. Think about it -- your Mac is running OS X, plus the virtualization program, plus whatever you're running inside the virtual machine. That's going to eat up a lot of RAM and processing power.
Boot Camp is the faster option, especially if you want to play PC games on your Mac.
+1 for bootcamp
virtualization sucks! Totally not as fast as natively booting the OS.
It hardly 'sucks'. For what it is its pretty amazing.
What kind of Mac do you have?
The graphics will not be the same, as it uses a virtualized graphics card,
I don't mind it at all, however I choose to dual boot with Windows 7 (boot camp).
Parallels 4.0 requires additional RAM, Processors and graphics memory to run (on top of OSX).
Optionally, you can also buy Parallels 4.0 and get it to run from your Boot Camp partition, basically this means you can game on OSX with Parallels 4.0, or you can boot into Windows (boot camp).