I am currently using a 2012 Mac Mini with the 2.3Ghz Quad core i7 Ivy bridge. I've been using Parallels 8 to run Win7 on it for some light gaming through it. While the graphics have been surprisingly well through a virtual machine, on a mac mini that only has the HD4000 integrated graphics, I'm curious if (graphics wise) games would run any better on a iMac with its own graphics card? I'm not very familiar with how Virtual video adapters work within a virtual machine, still pretty new to the virtual machine world, so I have no idea if running it on a machine with dedicated graphics would improve performance at all. I have the opportunity to get a new 2012 iMac, and would only do it if can get better graphics thru the virtual windows. I'm not interested in Bootcamp as I wanna still use OS X and this is my first mac and I'm loving OS X, only wanna use Windows for a few programs and not as a main machine anymore. Basically what I'm asking is, does the host graphics make any sort of difference to the virtual machine's graphics? If I do upgrade to an iMac, I plan on getting a 2012 one with the i7. Thanks for any info! SIDENOTE: I have played around with different VM settings, even upping it to 6cores, 8GB RAM and 1GB video memory, with no real improvements.