Parallels 11 Benchmarks vs. Parallels 10 and Boot Camp
Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0
Similar to PCMark, Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0 is another benchmark that aims to take an overall look at system performance. It measures CPU, 2D, 3D, and memory performance to calculate an overall Passmark rating, which forms the basis of the Passmark benchmark database. Results are reported both as an overall score and as individual scores within each testing category. A higher score equals better performance.
It should be noted that Passmark PerformanceTest also includes a disk test, but we have excluded it from these charts due to a bug that incorrectly deflates disk performance in Boot Camp. For those interested in disk performance, check out our dedicated File Transfer testing on page 12.
Continuing the trend, Parallels 11 enjoys a small lead in the CPU-based tests, but is roughly equivalent in performance to Parallels 10 for the remaining tests.
Table of Contents
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8. PCMark 8
9. Passmark PerformanceTest 8.0
10. x264 Encoding
11. x265 Encoding
12. File Transfers
13. Virtual Machine Management