Yesterday I’ve downloaded the new test version of VMWare Workstation 8 for Linux. After a short installation I was able to create a Windows 7 32-Bit VM with 4 Cores and 3GB Ram.

After this, I played a little bit around and was suprised at the very good performance while using more than only onre core in the VM. I can remember, that in VMWare Workstation 7 the VM was getting slower when I was using more than one core at all.
Because of the new problems with WINE and League of Legends (actually it is possible to get LoL running with WINE again, but the performance now is horrible) I’ve started to test LoL under this Virtual Machine … and I was totally blown away from the performance.
As in VMWare Workstation 7 I had only like 30 FPS when I was on low details, in VMWare Workstation 8 I get automatically the highest possible settings (expect from shadows) and get a stable 60 FPS Framerate. Even in teamfights my FPS never drop under the 30 FPS sum.

For me it is amazing what VMWare has done here! These days, I will test some more games and will come back here if I have some new informations … stay tuned 😉