Virtualization Technology needed for video game development on Windows 10 Visual Studio


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Oct 21, 2009
Does Parallels connect nicely with the GPU of the Mac hardware in order to develop games using Visual Studio for Windows? I am not talking about Crysis or GTA 5 level of graphics needed. I would prefer to do most of my development in a virtual machine instead of rebooting in Bootcamp. I like to create all my artwork, sound effects and music in macOS so constantly rebooting would be a bad idea.

Which virtualization software would be best for the best access to GPU performance?

Mikael H

macrumors 6502a
Sep 3, 2014
There really are only two proper choices on the Mac: VMware Fusion, and Parallells. The choice basically boils down to how much you want to pay and whether you already have a VMware vSphere environment you regularly attach to. Both should have free trial versions.


macrumors 6502
Jan 2, 2018

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