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02 Oct 2011  
Lava King

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrNeeds View Post
The simple answer really is that Boot-camp is virtualisation software so it just emulates an operating system, in reality, Windows is running on top of Mac, so your resources are being used by 2 operating systems, and because it's in an emulated environment, the software creates it's own graphics card, it's own RAM allocation and it's own devices overall, it is not ideal for gaming unfortunately.

I must (respectfully) disagree. Bootcamp is a boot manager much like Grub, it allows the user to select which OS he would like to boot. I'm thinking that Bootcamp does create a "fake" MBR to placate Windows NTFS, but otherwise the Apple hardware is, for all intents and purposes, just another Intel based PC.

Perhaps you're thinking of Parallels, which is indeed virtualization software and a very poor environment for running games.
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