Running a Windows game on a Mac just got a little bit more feasible

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Parallels Desktop, the virtualization software that allows you to run Windows on a Mac alongside macOS, now offers DirectX 11 support using Apple Metal, meaning it can render 3D graphics up to 15 percent faster. The new functionality comes as part of version 15 of the software, which MacRumors notes will also add support for Catalina’s upcoming Sidecar feature, as well as improved drag and drop and Apple Pencil support.

No virtualization software is going to be able to match the performance of running a game natively, but it’s still nice to see the feature given some attention. The last time we checked in with Parallels was back in 2016, when we noted that version 12 of the software couldn’t handle enough games well enough for us to…

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