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Windows on Mac Performance, Part 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Alan Keister on December 1, 2007

I have a little more information as a followup from the last post about VMWare vs. Parallels vs. Apple Boot Camp. This time, I looked briefly at CPU and memory footprints at idle. VMWare is easy on the CPU at idle, using only 0-10% CPU. But it is very hungry for memory. 1,630MB resident and a total of over 2,300MB of virtual memory across all processes. Wow! It was configured to allocate 1,500MB RAM for Windows. You can see details below… (click for a bigger view)

VMWare

In contrast, Parallels used a whopping 25-30% of the CPU at idle but far less memory. It was also configured to allocate 1,500MB RAM for Windows.

Parallels

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  1. Lee Neuman said, on December 1, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    I have been running Parallels 3.X on a Quad Xeon MacPro and it uses less than 5% of CPU during idle in Leopard. This is with Microsoft Dynamics running on Windows XP. On our Quad Xeon Parallels is not a memory hog.

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