VMware vs Parallels: Parallels 6 blows away competition
If you were wondering whether to get Parallels 6 or VMware for virtualization, then some recent tests by MacTech may have the answer for you. In a series of benchmarks pitting the new Parallels 6 vs VMware Fusion 3.1, Parallels is the hands-down winner. In 84% of the tests performed, Parallels 6 beat the competition in everything from general performance benchmarks to I/O, CPU footprint, Office performance, and 3D graphics and 3D games.
The scores in 3D graphics and games are even more in Parallels 6 favor, with Parallels beating VMware in 92% of the tests run. This doesn’t surprise me considering the amazing Parallels 6 gaming performance we saw earlier in the year.
If you’re shopping, you can buy Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac for $64.99 through Amazon, a 20% discount on the retail price. You can also read more about the benchmarking of the two apps at the preview on MacTech, but more comprehensive benchmarks are expected in the near future.