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Version 15 of Parallels for Mac introduces support for DirectX 11 via Metal

Version 15 of Parallels for Mac introduces support for DirectX 11 via Metal

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Version 15 of Parallels has been released, and it has brought with it a completely redone compatibility layer for DirectX powered by Apple’s Metal.

As detailed on Parallels' official website, version 15 is now compatible with DirectX versions 9 through 11, with this newly revamped and upgraded compatibility powered by Apple’s new low level Metal graphics API. This compatibility will ensure that users can run applications and games that rely heavily on graphical processing power. Since this support is being implemented in Metal, performance will be drastically increased in comparison to before.

In addition to this revamped Microsoft DirectX support and performance improvements, Parallels 15 will be immediately compatible with the upcoming latest version of macOS, named Catalina. It'll also support Catalina's new Sidecar feature. It'll also include other convenient features such as allowing you to send files using a Windows email application directly from within Finder and expanded support for Linux kernel operating systems. Also included is support for more Bluetooth devices, support for dragging and dropping screenshot previews from macOS into Windows 10 applications, and more.

Parallels 15 is available now for macOS and is compatible with versions 10.12 Sierra through the upcoming 10.15 Catalina.

Further coverage: Parallels official site Ars Technica

over 3 years ago by IanDorfman

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Parallels Desktop gives Mac users the ability to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as macOS. Parallels Desktop is optimized for Intel and Apple M1 chip.