[OT] Dead video card

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Wed Aug 18 10:53:09 CDT 2010


So you are saying that the processes in the Windows environment are actually running on the OS X side? I did not know that! I will have to check my processes next time to see them there. Ya learn something every day. 

Bob


On Aug 17, 2010, at 4:10 PM, Ian Wood wrote:

> 
> On 17 Aug 2010, at 18:42, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> 
>> In fact, this was the reason that emulators like Virtual PC could never attain the performance on graphics intensive tasks that people needed. EVERYTHING graphics had to go through a translator. Nowadays, a lot of emulated tasks can access the processor directly with little or no translation, giving us the exceptional performance of emulators like VMWare and Parallels produces. 
> 
> Virtual PC was an emulator, trying to run an OS on a different type of processor. VMWare and Parallels are virtualisation programs with no emulation involved.
> 
> They do drastically different things under the hood, which is why the performance is so different.
> 
> Ian
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