2015 VM Benchmarks: Parallels 11 vs. Fusion 8 vs. VirtualBox 5
Mac Pro: CPU Benchmarks
As a companion to the Mac Pro’s gaming-focused benchmarks, we’ll now see how Parallels 11 and Fusion 8 perform on more processor-intensive tasks.
Here again we see a slight reversal of fortunes. While Fusion 8 once again comes in slightly ahead of Parallels 11 in single-core tests, Parallels reverses the result from the MacBook Pro tests and narrowly bests Fusion in multi-core tests.
Our tests conclude with Cinebench, where Fusion 8 narrowly beats Parallels 11 in both multi-core and single-core rendering. One interesting result from this test, however, is the difference in performance between Boot Camp and the VMs as compared to the same test on the MacBook Pro. In that test, Fusion also came out on top, but trailed Boot Camp by only 0.6 percent in the multi-core test, and by 4.1 percent in single-core. Here, Fusion trails Boot Camp by 13.8 percent in multi-core and 19.2 percent in single-core, suggesting that there’s a limit to how efficient Parallels and Fusion can be with so many cores at their disposal.
Table of Contents
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9. Video Encoding
10. File Transfers
11. USB 3.0 Speed
12. Virtual Machine Management
13. Battery Life
14. Mac Pro: Gaming
15. Mac Pro: CPU