Running windows VM on Macbook Pro - will 32GB ram and i9 8 core make a significant difference?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by derek68, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. derek68

    derek68 Bit Poster

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    Hi,
    I presently am running 2018 MacBook Pro i7(4 core)/16GB Ram with Windows installed in a VM. I presently have the resources allocated as 8GB and 2 cores to the windows system. As this computer is primarily for business use, I spend roughly 80% of my time in Windows and ideally would like to have Windows performing at maximum speed and performance when utilizing it. ( I absolutely can't stand when things are not lightning fast...lol)
    I am looking at the possibility of getting a new 2019 i9(8core) 32GB Ram MacBook Pro and allocating the resources as 16 GB of RAM and 4 cores for the Windows VM solely for the purpose of trying to get better performance.
    Ultimately my question is, will this make a material difference in performance? If so, would it be "that much better" to justify the cost of the upgrade?

    Thanks,
    Derek
     
  2. WJackson

    WJackson Bit Poster

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    Am curious to know the answer too. Was thinking the same thing in terms of the new Macbook Pro.
     
  3. VaidyM

    VaidyM Bit Poster

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    I have a 2019 51" MBP with i9 8-core 16GB memory. I was using 2018 Air before, so the performance difference is huge. But, I'm facing a completely different issue where PD14 is incompatible with Windows 10 Build 1903. So, the VM is still ugly slow. If your Windows 10 VM is on build 1803/1809, I'd definitely say the performance would be superior on the new pro machines.
     

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