Why cant my macbook pro run emulators smoothly?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hector09, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. hector09 macrumors newbie

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    Hello, my name is Hector and im new here.

    As i stated on the tittle my question is why cant my macbook pro run emulator smoothly, i have a old Dell desktop computer which doesnt compare nothing to my macbook pro but surprisely it can handle a Nintendo DS emulator, but when i put it on my mac it doesnt run it normally as it runs in my old desktop in my mac runs slow but in the desktop it runs normally.

    Now my question is why is that?

    MacBook Pro 2011 Specs
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QM CPU @ 2.50GHz
    Memory Ram: 16GB
    Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6770M
     
  2. aerok macrumors 65816

    aerok

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    Because most emulators are made for the PC using Windows drivers. Emulators for Macs are just ports, you'll have a hard time getting similar performance. Your best bet is to install Windows on bootcamp and then use the emulators there.
     
  3. hector09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh im sorry i forgot to tell you guys i have windows 7 on my mac
     
  4. aerok macrumors 65816

    aerok

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    Oh ok, can you post the specs of your dell?
     
  5. Futhark macrumors 65816

    Futhark

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    I use VMWare Fusion and found Windows 7 runs sluggish on my MBP on the default settings but when I let it use 2 cores and up the ram to 8GB it runs a treat.
     
  6. hector09 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i use bootcamp that way it uses all the computers power but still slow

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    if i remember correctly it has a pentium 4 with 1.2ghz and 1gb of ram video card dont remember
     

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