Parallels Desktop vs VMware Fusion Review | Best Mac Apps

The Best Virtual Machines for Mac go head to head in our in-depth review, comparing eGPU support, raw performance, gaming and features.

VM – Windows 10, 4 Cores, 8GB RAM.
2018 15″ MacBook Pro, 2.2GHz i7, 32GB RAM, Radeon 555X/VII.

They both support install Mac on Mac, Widows on Mac, Linux on Mac. They both let you create VMs from each other. However, in my testing building a VMware VM from a Parallels VM had driver issues. Parallels has more features, including very useful ones such as auto-pause when not in use.

Parallels was faster in starting up and shutting down. It also scored higher in 3D benchmarks such as 3DMark, and could go even higher as it supported the use of eGPUs. Parallels also performed about twice as fast as VMware in network tests too.

VMware did however score higher in Geekbench 4, but interestingly, Parallels Desktop felt a lot slicker to actually use. VMware felt sluggish especially when typing into Chrome where the keys would appear delayed.

Both only supported DirectX 10, however Parallels Desktop ran much more games in testing with VMware reporting more incompatibility issues.

VMware required a phone home to their servers every now and then, otherwise the app would not launch.

They’re both great VMs, however Parallels Desktop 14 is not only the smoother VM to use, it’s also cheaper too.

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