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9 May, 2004

There are quite a few people like me who need to run Windows applications all the time, and don't won't to get a PC. Virtual PC for Mac 6 seems like a perfect solution. It allows Mac users to run most x86 (PC) operating systems under its emulating environment.

The main draw back about that is the speed of Virtual PC.

We all know that we need faster computer to get more satisfactory performance. One of the main thing we want to see is how fast the CPU does Virtual PC emulate? And how well do they perform?

In Windows, under My Computers (or System Properties). There's no indication about the CPU speed.

With 3 machines of different specifications all running Virtual PC 6.1.1 under Mac OS X 10.3.3 (Panther) I run the PCMark 2002 Free to get some results.

From the first generation of G4 (400MHz) to the most powerful PowerMac G4 Apple has ever released - dual 1.42GHz, and a recent release of PowerBook 12 (revC)... results of benchmarking are available ...

for more detail and the results, please read Virtual PC for Mac performance (SillyDog701 Message Centre)

Posted by Antony at May 9, 2004 1:59 PM
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