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2 years ago#1
I'm making a Windows 7 (64) VM on my iMac for the purpose of gaming. How does VM affect gaming performance?
2 years ago#2
It actually speeds it up since the game itself is a virtualization giving you VMception.
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2 years ago#3
Use a proper boot camp dual boot setup. You'll get better performance.
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2 years ago#5
Set up proper virtualization via Hypervisor and the VM will have closer access to hardware than a natively installed OS.
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2 years ago#6
Id you know what you are doing and can actually know how to access your dedicated graphics card then yes it is. By default VMware uses from software graphics emulation for the grpahics itself. Its really really crappy and not meant to even watch movies with it...

But yea do waht Dan says and you'll be fine.
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2 years ago#7
I'm using Virtual Box. Should I be using VMWare instead then?

I don't have licenses for VMWare but I can get some from my old work.
2 years ago#8
Try using CrossOver. It runs Windows programs without needing to set up a virtual machine.
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