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Parallels has Launched their new 'Desktop 15 for Mac' Supporting Apple's Metal API for Demanding CAD and Gaming Apps

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If Mac users still need to use Microsoft Windows 10 for work, then be aware that Parallels launched the new 'Desktop 15 for Mac' earlier today. Parallels Desktop now features support for Apple Metal API for improved graphics. As part of the move to Metal, Parallels Desktop 15 supports DirectX 11, 10 and 9 on Metal, delivering improved performance to customers.


Nick Dobrovolskiy, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Support at Parallels: "Parallels made significant investments to support Apple Metal API, so today our customers can enjoy the fastest and most efficient version of Parallels Desktop to date.


Now Parallels Desktop 15 users can experience demanding computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) applications and Windows PC games that were previously unavailable.


In addition, there are planned integration features with macOS Catalina—including support for Sidecar and Apple Pencil—offering customers our most comprehensive merging of Mac and Windows ever "




DirectX 11 Support Brings More Windows Programs and PC Games to Mac


Following the emphasis that Apple gave to Metal API, Parallels made significant investments to ensure excellent DirectX 11 performance on Metal in macOS Mojave and macOS Catalina (10.15), in addition to DirectX 10 and 9. (User experience will depend on the hardware, especially the CPU and graphics card utilized on the Mac computer.)


Parallels Desktop 15 users can now run many Windows programs which didn’t run on prior versions like Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Lumion and ArcGIS Pro 2.3.



For details, pricing and more, check out the Parallels press release page.


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