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What are the Virtual Machine hardware limits?

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Business Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Home Edition
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition

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  • How much RAM can I allocate for the virtual machine?
  • What is the maximum CPU count for the virtual machine?
  • How many USB devices can I use on the virtual machine's side?

CPU Limits

In Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition the maximum number of CPUs you can give to the virtual machine is 4.
In Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro/Business Editions the maximum number of CPUs is 32.

NOTE: The number of available processors depends on how many real CPUs your Mac has.


RAM Limits

In Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Home Edition you can allocate up to 8 GB.

In Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Pro/Business Editions you can allocate up to 128 GB.

NOTE: To see the maximum amount of RAM, make sure to enable Extended memory limit option in Advanced Settings of CPU & Memory.


USB Limits

In all Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Editions you can connect up to 12 USB 3.0, 15 USB 2.0 and 32 USB 1.1 devices to your Mac and use them with Windows.

You can connect and use up to 30 USB printers.




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