Parallels 15 Improve PC gaming performance on Mac with DirectX 11

by Kelvin
Parallels 15 Improve PC gaming performance on Mac with DirectX 11

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Despite the success of Apple in the last decades, the Windows The software ecosystem is undoubtedly larger. That is especially true if you are a gamer. Many AAA titles have never been released on a Mac, and are often late. Parallels has just announced a new version of its Mac software that improves game performance, so you may not have to wait for a troublesome Mac port.


Until the early 2000s, using a Mac meant locking yourself up Windows software ecosystem The PowerPC architecture of Apple ensures that any emulation or virtualization is as slow as molasses. So Apple switched to Intel x86 architecture in 2006, and Parallels was ready a few months later Windows virtualization suite for OS X (as it was known at the time). Parallels allows you to run Windows MacOS apps coexist with Mac apps, and the new v15 version marks the first major update in several years.

In the latest version, Parallels Desktop 15 Additional DirectX 11 support on Windows application and game. That's thanks for using Apple Metal, a low overhead 3D graphics API is used on all Apple The platform. Parallels said the new version of the software can create 3D graphics 15 percent faster when implementing DX 11. Previous versions of Parallels were too slow for 3D games, but the promotional video (below) shows software that runs Overwatch pretty well. You may need to keep the graphics settings simple, but it's better than not playing at all.

Parallel 15 includes support for new Sidecar features coming to MacOS Catalina. With Sidecar, you can use iPad as a secondary display on your Mac. Therefore, you will soon be able to run Windows programs (even games) seamlessly on your iPad. You only need a Mac computer near you.

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Parallels also claims that the new version is 80 percent faster when opening Microsoft Office applications, and this works with many non-gaming applications that rely on 3D rendering, such as Autodesk 3ds Max. There is also support for file sharing between Mac and Windows side in the app likes Windows Mail, Safari, Photos and other macOS applications.

The Parallels desktop is available as a one-time purchase for $ 99.99, but some features are locked behind Pro and Business subscriptions. That is $ 99 per year. If you have an older version of Parallels, you should purchase a new version, but the price of the increase is a little more reasonable at $ 49.99.

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