MacTech Labs Releases Virtualization Upgrade Benchmarks
- Over 400 tests performed to compare versions
- Two separate articles:
- VMware Fusion 2 vs. 3
- Parallels Desktop 4 vs. 5

December 15, 2009 -- WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. -- MacTech Labs (, part of MacTech Magazine (, today released a benchmarks studying the recently released upgrades of the two major virtualization solutions running on Intel-based Macs. MacTech's goal was to see how well the upgrades performed compared to their predecessors.

The over 400 tests were performed on a current model MacBook Pro. The tests focused on virtualization performance, computational performance, file i/o, as well as graphics.

"MacTech Labs has been doing product evaluations and testing for over 20 years. Our focus is to help IT Pros not only in making tough decisions, but with real-world and how-to answers. In this case, we wanted to help people understand what to expect from upgrades," said Neil Ticktin, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, MacTech Magazine. "Both products are strong offerings, and the latest versions make them even better."

The results are available immediately online at:

Parallels Desktop 4 vs. 5: Should you upgrade?

VMware Fusion 2 vs. 3: Should you upgrade?

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