There’s good news: According to a new test, Windows 10 apparently runs more smoothly on the new MacBook. Alex King, a computer science student studying at Tufts University, spent a month with the new 12-inch MacBook and provided some insightful new details about running the beta version of Windows 10 on it. After tinkering with a few settings and drivers, he had Windows 10 up and running and was immediately impressed.
King installed Windows 10 using Boot Camp, meaning his new MacBook boots natively into Windows 10, as opposed to being emulated in a virtual machine within OS X. Using virtual machine software like the popular Parallels usually requires more resources, and thus, performance is slower.
After tinkering with a few settings and drivers, he had Windows 10 up and running — and was immediately impressed. Here’s the TL;DR summary King posted on his blog:
King also praised Microsoft Edge, Windows 10’s new web browser, for being “fast to render pages” and handling “a large number of tabs admirably.”
In addition to the regular daily usage testing, King also tested out 3D gaming on the new MacBook running Windows 10. While the Intel Core M processor and integrated graphics won’t run the newest games or even games at the highest settings, he was able to play Left 4 Dead 2 at 60 frames per second (fps) at a 1,280 x 800 resolution. Read more…