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Windows Parallers DualBoot VM Performance

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Oschły

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Hi! My main OS is macOS, but I have things, which I can do only on Windows (Some lite weight projects and games like Battlefield 4, Heroes 3 or Gothic 3). Is it worth to having dual boot Windows and get smaller disk for macOS (I have small ssd for 2 OSes) or I should try Parallels Desktop? How worse is performance than normal booted OS? My specs:

 

CPU: i5-4670 (will change to 4790)

GPU: GTX 750 Ti (will change for new Vega)

RAM: 8 GB DDR3 (will add 32GB)

Disk: Goodram Iridium Pro 240GB.



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IMHO it's better with SOs in its own separate SSDs.
 
I didn't never played games in VMs, so I can't give you a proper answer about this.


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Unfortunately, Parallels does not boot Windows installed on a separate drive, from the version 11. But VMWare Fusion can. It will recognize the windows installation as BootCamp and will boot it.



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Mine does. Running BootCamp as usual. 

 

@Oschły BTW: Some games are so badly ported that they in fact run at similar speeds in Parallels, e.g. Metro. 







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