Virtualization Benchmark Showdown – Parallels 10 vs. Fusion 7 vs. VirtualBox
We’ll start our look at Parallels 10 vs. Fusion 7 vs. VirtualBox benchmarks with Geekbench 3.2.0, a cross-platform test that looks at CPU and memory performance and generates a comparative score based on proprietary “points,” with a higher number equating to better performance. With the launch of Geekbench 3 last fall, the software now reports results for both single-core and multi-core workloads, which are denoted in the chart as SC and MC, respectively.
Parallels 10 and Fusion 7 trade victories in our first benchmark, with Parallels taking a roughly 2.5 percent lead in single-core tasks and Fusion eking out about a half a percent lead in the multi-core tests. VirtualBox trails both commercial options in nearly all tests, but the race is notably close in areas such as floating point calculations and memory speed.