Virtualisation on a Retina MacBook Pro: VMware Fusion 5 or Parallels 8 for less heat?

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  1. GammaRayToaster macrumors newbie

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    Germany
    #1
    Hey guys,

    Performance, start up times, features, everythings benchmarked and compared on multiple sites but i couldn't find a word on the host system load and the resulting heat and noise for Fusion 5 or Parallels 8.
    Working with a Retina MacBook Pro, VMware Fusion 5 and Windows Server 2008 for a week now I am really unsatisfied with the noise level of my working environment.

    Some data:
    Windows 8 idle: 2000-3000 rpm
    Windows 8 load: 3000-4000 rpm
    Windows Server 2008: 4000-5200 rpm (not getting lower even in idle, tried everything on the VM site, like Power Settings)

    Here's my question: Is there a difference between VMware Fusion 5 and Parallels 8 concerning the heat or noise produced?

    And as a result: Can I lower the humming sound in my office by switching to Parallels 8?

    Regards,
    gammaraytoaster
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    #2
    In a word? No.
     

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