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    Remember that it is as low as ten months since we reviewed Parallels Desktop 5, a qualified but buggy release from Parallels. Shipping paid updates with stability issues is apparently the company's modus operandi, so that i is a little skeptical their saw that any new edition had been developing, because last one had a great number of conditions needed ironing out. The feature menu of Parallels Desktop 6 isn't what I'd call ambitious-the main focus of version 6 is actually relating to the 64-bit host and increased speed, mostly for 3D and gaming. Gaming is Parallels' forte, but I was curious to ascertain if the modern version would finally make playing modern games with complex shaders, high resolutions, and high-quality audio a reality. Whenever it doesn't come through, and is going through stability issues, this may be a disastrous release for Parallels. Refer to in the verdict.

    Test Hardware

    Mac Pro dual quad-core Nehalem Xeon 2.66 GHz
    24GB RAM
    120GB OCZ Vertex Turbo SSD system drive with separate HD RAID disk for virtual machine disks
    Radeon 4870/Geforce GTX 285 testing scenarios
    Dual NEC WUXi 2490 Spectraview monitors
    OS X 10.6.4 64-bit kernel with graphics update
    Windows 7 64-bit VM specs:
    8 cores
    8GB RAM
    256 MB VRAM and 3D acceleration and vsync enabled.
    MacBook Pro Core2 Duo 2.4GHz 15" Santa Rosa
    4GB RAM
    120GB OCZ Vertex SSD
    NVIDIA Geforce 8600M 256MB
    OS X 10.6.4 32-bit kernel with graphics update
    Windows XP SP3 32-bit VM specs:
    2 cores
    2.5GB RAM
    256 MB VRAM and 3D acceleration and vsync enabled
    System Requirements

    Intel Mac. 64-bit virtual machines require an Intel Core 2 Duo or more
    Minimum 1GB of memory, 2GB of memory is suggested
    500MB for Parallels Desktop application and support files
    Snow Leopard: Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    Leopard: Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 or later
    Interface changes

    Almost all interface adjustments in Parallels Desktop 6 are subtle tweaks, but they also make your application feel more polished overall. The modern VM Library window carries a slight transparency-with-blur effect with the background: