I have a few questions about Parallels that I would like answered before I buy a Mac. This info is critical for me to know, since Macs are the only computers that have the least flaws, at least for me. Bulky Windows laptops with 13 minutes of battery life are just not suitable for me anymore. So I need to know if macOS running on M1 Max + Parallels is a good solution. ("Good solution" as in optimal for hardcore gaming, running Microsoft Access with gigantic databases, GPU-accelerated AI software, developing C++ software for Windows through the Windows API, etc). Assume that I have the maximum possible specs (64GB RAM, 8TB SSD, M1 Max, you get the picture)
I have researched dozens of threads and websites belonging to Parallels, but no clear answer has been given. I cannot contact support because my parents don’t want me making an account on the Parallels website until the time comes when I have to buy it (for some strange reason). I read that Parallels tells Windows that it’s running on virtual hardware to stop it from doing the TPM 2 check. But if Windows 11 really needs DirectX 12, then how the heck is Parallels even booting up the VM? Or is this DirectX 12 requirement just there so people will buy more hardware and Microsoft will make more money?
Question 1: What architecture is a Windows VM running in Parallels? That is, does Parallels emulate x64 Windows or ARM64 Windows?
Question 2: Do Parallels graphics that are natively supported by Macs (such as OpenGL versions up to 4.1) get drawn on the physical GPU or on an emulated one?
Question 3: Does Parallels support DirectX 12? If so, does it support some sort of Nvidia RTX emulation?
Question 4: If Parallels emulates a GPU, does it get emulated on the physical CPU or using some sort of compute API on the physical GPU?
Question 5: How is the overall snappiness of a Parallels VM?
I want answers like “yeah sure you can do that, but this is impossible”
If anyone owns a Parallels license and would kindly answer my questions, it would be awesome. Thanks in advance. Stay safe.