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VMware releases Fusion 3.1 with 5X graphics boost

updated 08:00 pm EDT, Tue May 25, 2010

Update supports OpenGL 2.1, 2TB virtual drives

VMware is set to release Fusion 3.1 following several months of availability as a public beta. The virtualization software is claimed to offer speed improvements, averaging 35 percent, across a range of different operations including application launching, scrolling, resuming after suspension, and disk reading or writing.

Version 3.1 brings support for OpenGL 2.1 with Windows Vista and Windows 7, with up to 5X better 3D graphics performance. The software is also supported and recommended by Autodesk for use with AutoCAD 2011.

VMware has improved USB device assignment with a new EasyConnect feature, which automatically remembers preferred choices for future connections. Support for Snow Leopard's Exposť feature is said to offer more seamless integration between both operating systems. Users can also now manage larger virtual machines, including eight-way SMP configurations and virtual disk sizes up to 2TB.

Fusion 3.1 will be available beginning Wednesday, May 26, as a free upgrade for owners of v3.0. New customers can purchase the software for $80, while upgrades from earlier versions are available for $40.

by MacNN Staff



  1. infowarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Startup and suspend times on XP are much faster. I'm very impressed with this update!

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