4 Games on 1 GPU? SR-IOV & Virtual GPUs -- Why Consumers Need It

  • Published on Apr 4, 2019
  • SR-IOV is a tech that lets several virtual machines share a single piece of hardware, like a network card and now graphics cards. It works for "sever" VDI graphics cards.. but has the time come for consumer video cards as well?

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Comments • 148

  • KeeperOfKale
    KeeperOfKale Month ago

    I'd really like a Quadro too k thx

  • MegaManNeo
    MegaManNeo Month ago

    I'm confuses by RU-clip now, thought I already subscribed but YT was like "nope!".
    Good thing this video showed up in my recommendations, your Videos are just too interesting to miss out.

  • phill mcgroin
    phill mcgroin Month ago

    I've been wanting this for nearly a year now

  • TheShorterboy
    TheShorterboy Month ago +1

    Get warframe working you'll have a bigger impact

  • killquentin 0815
    killquentin 0815 Month ago

    Would a Nvidia Tesla K80 would support SR-IOV?

  • Michael S.
    Michael S. Month ago

    From past experience with Unraid and gaming on that system with single GPU passthrough, I can say there is a big market for GPUs with SR-IOV at the consumer level.
    A gamer and content creator (they are everywhere) with an SR-IOV GPU and prppper software support, can for example run Linux along side 2 Win10 OSs on bare metal with shared resources.
    This would reduce the entry cost to market for streamers. No need for 2nd PC to handle tasks. There are other benefits too.
    Linux is relatively a safe sandbox to begin with, having your stream run through there with a VPN, would decouple the streamer from most kinds of malicious attacks from a rogue party while still being able to not interfere and not interrupting the gaming VM. I would even go as far as to recommend have multiple Linux VMs and only boot up the windows instances if the task you need to run only works on windows.
    And yet there are still more benefits to everyday people. Wih multiple OS instances. One can create their OS once and then make a copy. Keep the copy as an instant backup. We all know windows is not perfect, so having the flexibility to restore a backup in seconds and thus being able to remove viruses or broken software in seconds as a result, that's freaking amazing. Would save poeple time
    But because we don't really have a good example of a VM friendly multi instanced OS with simultaneous multi-vm GPU passthrough (Unraid being the closest it gets), then you get people that don't even know they need this ease of life technology.
    It's a shame our PCs could be doing so much more.

  • SirBillyMays
    SirBillyMays Month ago

    Unfortunately, at least for us, our researchers "demand" that we use Nvidia due to CUDA, Tensor etc. Etc... We have a couple of AMD test machines, but hardly any researchers use them even though they are entirely free to use...

  • aj35lightning
    aj35lightning Month ago

    Thanks for doing what you do man. It's reassuring to know the community has people like you helping push things. I know the industry is big and there's lots of people on different forums working together and I should extend my gratitude to everyone, but you consistently are able to present that information in a way that get's me excited about what the future holds.

  • Christian Stout
    Christian Stout Month ago +1

    The FirePro S9300 is also a good option, and they're really cheap on eBay right now.

  • Mr_Beezlebub
    Mr_Beezlebub Month ago

    So is this the technology that will be behind things like Google's Stadia?

  • Hans Druf
    Hans Druf Month ago

    this video is great, but the b-roll of the firepro the in the case is somewhat annoying

  • antoarre
    antoarre Month ago

    Where can I find the "bookshelf" at 1:12.

  • Beauregard Slim
    Beauregard Slim Month ago

    What is that keyboard?
    Virtualizing gpus is fun stuff. I've played with it a bit, especially for remote gaming around the house via steam link or nvidia experience. The problems I ended up running into were always related to specific games not displaying. I think it had something to do with full-screen graphics modes.

  • jean730
    jean730 Month ago +1

    Intel gvt-g works beautifully on my laptop. I hope it will work on their future dedicated GPU's. I would definitely buy one if that's the case.

  • SouthOfHessen
    SouthOfHessen Month ago

    after my quick research i concluded that this radeon card is less powerfull than a 1080ti or am i wrong here?, im trying to realize a multi user setup for gaming for a few months now but im still failing, gpus are gtx 1080ti and 1060 6gb, cpu on the host is a 2700x and on the client desktop a 1600x

  • Hayden Briese
    Hayden Briese Month ago

    Free VFIO!

  • Petr Szturc
    Petr Szturc Month ago

    Hi! I definitely support, what you are doing. Thanks to you I'm currently switching to lnx + looking glass (FINALLY leaving windows behind!). Though I have one question - isn't the game streaming (onlive, stadia..) actually better? With proper connection of course... Or maybe just overall simpler for end user - you just grap laptop/tablet/phone or just the controller with almost ANY operating system - click cast (on tv or display) and start playing similar to console gaming..?

  • Two Good
    Two Good Month ago

    Manjaro Gnome! The best of distros

  • jeepo500
    jeepo500 Month ago

    SR-IOV on a consumer card would be enough to push me further up the product line. I don't game, and my low end GPU fans never spin, so it's really the only feature that would influence me to get a higher end card. If AMD introduces a consumer card with SR-IOV, that will get my entire upgrade budget, rather than splitting it with an nvidia card and a larger case/motherboard to accommodate dual cards.

  • Melvin Klein
    Melvin Klein Month ago +2

    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't AMD say their Vega consumer GPUs are going to support SR-IOV?

  • hblaub
    hblaub Month ago

    I need more ... more power... more sharing... MORE!!!!

  • Noobulon
    Noobulon Month ago

    Speaking of looking glass, linus did a video a while ago about using the video output-less mining cards in windows, would it be possibel to do this by passing it to a vm and using looking glass?

  • sparkyenergia
    sparkyenergia Month ago

    Apparently AMD really considered letting us have SR-IOV for Vega. But didn't for some reason.
    I would love to build a '2 gamers 1 CPU' like rig for taking to a lan (that's possible - PCI passthrough 2 gpu's). It would be amazing if I could run a third VM that could run the 2 GPU's in crossfire/sli (when used alone).
    Most amazing if I could run the two vm's for gaming but have say 20% of an rx480 go to one game (minecraft or a 2d platformer) and all of the other Rx480 plus the remaining 80% of the first rx480 go to a heavy game like Apex legends. But hey ya gotta have your fantasies right!

  • SIN3R6Y
    SIN3R6Y Month ago

    "I'll buy it eventually, but it's expensive"
    Yeah, same...

  • Quality
    Quality Month ago

    great video very engaging!

  • SploogeMCDuck
    SploogeMCDuck Month ago

    Is SR-IOV more simple to set up than a GPU Passthrough? If so I would love to have it on consumer gaming cards cause the whole GPU Passthrough setup was a huge pain in the ass and through weeks of troubleshooting I got everything working except my CPU performance was awful and the audio was buggy, ended up giving up and moving back to Windows.

  • Wargames SA
    Wargames SA Month ago

    wendell stadia~

  • Chuck Sanders
    Chuck Sanders Month ago

    Its not awesome. It doesn't work right. I have implemented the latest TELSA cards in a hyper converged environment and the GRID drivers caused us more problems than anything else in the environment.

  • theIpatix
    theIpatix Month ago

    I've seen these cool demos for looking glass here quite frequently. Unfortunately I did not have a very positive experience with that with Intel GVT. Once I've managed to start it up I had something around 1 fps and the mouse was jerking all over the place. Plus, it cannot display video before logging in (iirc). I'm still looking for something that works better than Spice or RDP with the claimed performance of Looking Glass.

  • Chiriku
    Chiriku Month ago +1

    Thank you for bringing clarification to this clueless follower.

  • Ole Algoritme
    Ole Algoritme Month ago +2

    Loving your work. We need more attention to SR-IOV and vGPUs. Now the real question is... How fast can we hack our Vegas to get SR-IOV functionality? ;-)
    PS! Give us a heads up when you have gotten SR-IOV working on the MSI x399 platform. Running 2990wx + MSI's meg motherboard myself.

  • steve morgan
    steve morgan Month ago

    You inspire me to learn so much more. Almost done B.S in Cybersecurity

  • Arun G
    Arun G Month ago

    Sorry if i didn't understand it correctly. Can I use this tech to run Mac OS VM with accelerated graphics on supported GPUs?

  • B
    B Month ago

    This is exactly where I think the future is going for home computing. Lightweight client computers with long battery life with a home server/heavy lifting box. This is exactly why I bought a big Caselabs case years ago so that I could work on making something like this but I'm still learning the programs/software as a hobby.

  • tatomok 9
    tatomok 9 Month ago

    Can I set up a gamer arcade. Does Threadripper support virtualisation

  • madant1977
    madant1977 Month ago +1


  • Florida Man
    Florida Man Month ago


  • Daniel Spelling Clausen

    Really weird... This video doesn't show up in my subscriber feed...

  • slis007
    slis007 Month ago

    Inel is not usig SRIOV, it is using mediated device passthru,... like nvidia.

  • tanmay panadi
    tanmay panadi Month ago

    Good luck Wendell

  • Jarrod'sTech
    Jarrod'sTech Month ago +8

    I've wanted this to work well for ages so I can have a VM for Adobe Premiere with GPU acceleration and another for gaming 🤔

  • WayStedYou
    WayStedYou Month ago


  • Andrei Neacsu
    Andrei Neacsu Month ago

    Mr. Liar Pants on Fire Raja Koduri convinced me that Vega supports SR-IOV. Having access to a single S7150 (not the X2), I wanted that, so I bought 3 Vega 56. No support on consumer cards, not even the Frontier Edition, nor the Radeon Pro, it's just a couple of newer server cards that support MxGPU. That was a big disappointment, as I was hoping for at least one VM on top of the host, or two under a low-level hypervisor. Ideally, four would be truly awesome on Vega 56/64 (pro), Vega FF, and Radeon VII.
    Another lie of Raja was that Liquid Sky will be using Vegas. I bought some credit and set up a machine there, but they only used Intel Xeon CPUs and Nvidia Grid cards. I did not even use the credit and my account expired.

  • LazyGeekgamer HD is dead channel

    Oh yes I love this idea I wonder this work on threadripper

  • PcGameHunter
    PcGameHunter Month ago +1

    Everytime Wendell says something will be on the Linux channel. I feel like that dog from Futurama just sitting there for the never coming linux video

    • tin2001
      tin2001 Month ago

      What's that boy? You're walking on sunshine?

  • liaminwales
    liaminwales Month ago +6

    we have tech RU-cliprs and we have Level1Techs, boys and men.
    just amazing what crazy stuff happens when you start drinking Tea and working hard.

  • John Paulsen
    John Paulsen Month ago

    I thought when I looked at the AMD cards for work, over 1 year ago. They have a bios mode to limit the sr-vio so this didn't happen. Or I maybe thinking of a model of tesla that can run in that mode after a bois command....

  • Alfredo Rivera
    Alfredo Rivera Month ago +3

    Is there any good reason for SRIOV to be disabled on consumer GPUs or is this another of those cases where vendors lock functionality to help justify their 'higher-end' products?

    • Alfredo Rivera
      Alfredo Rivera Month ago

      +Conor Hanley such a shame, this can be very useful for rural and educational situations. But the high prices of these devices makes it unfeasible.

  • Moriarty Vivaldi
    Moriarty Vivaldi Month ago

    I don’t quite understand the use case honestly, maybe I’m just dim. ( for consumers) .

  • Justin Lamp
    Justin Lamp Month ago

    Oh yes you are sooo right!!!!

  • Mr.Scott
    Mr.Scott Month ago +1

    Now this is really good content. Thank you!

  • Ross Dickman
    Ross Dickman Month ago

    The 'demon voice' MOOOORRRREEE

  • Stefan Buller
    Stefan Buller Month ago

    Yes. This. All of it.

  • Irving Chies
    Irving Chies Month ago +1

    Is there any consumer level card known to have SRio V support?

  • Brandon Burton
    Brandon Burton Month ago

    I need more! 10:23

  • morningreis
    morningreis Month ago +2

    Can you do a video on NICs? Why are some 1GbE NICs so expensive when an old $40 i350-T4 from eBay works just as well? What's the difference and what should I look for in a NIC? Thanks :)

  • Peter Fiser
    Peter Fiser Month ago

    10:13 my sides

  • bestbattle
    bestbattle Month ago

    What is the name of that wacky keyboard on top of the desktop?

  • Gordon McLellan
    Gordon McLellan Month ago

    Looking forward to this all maturing a bit more. I got all excited from your videos posted a few years back showing thread ripper running multiple VMs with their own pass-through GPU, and of course, I lost the silicon lottery and my newly purchased TR hardware won't do it, but my ancient Intel x79 that the TR replaced will. Go figure!

    Keep up the great work, love these type of videos.

    • Eduardo RFS
      Eduardo RFS Month ago

      It's probably you motherboard and some bios hacks needed, all TR and Ryzen will do pass-through on GPU, but some boards sucks

  • asdf4455Gamez
    asdf4455Gamez Month ago

    Again the tragic situation where amd is crippled by poor software support compared to Nvidia even when providing a more consumer friendly product. Very unfortunate.

  • Adernhael
    Adernhael Month ago

    you're the wannabe nerd's go-to destination Wendell, consider this a compliment 🤣👊😁

  • Aberran Fox
    Aberran Fox Month ago

    I just want a stripped down VM to run XP with that can share my GPU to help accelerate older games. That could meet the emulation that is creeping into most 9x games to make a Modern PC entirely backwards compatible. Well outside known edge cases.

  • pd4z
    pd4z Month ago +1

    Thank you wendell for your great Linux Videos! This is another great one.

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago +1

    maybe ask LTT nicely and they will lend you some of their loaner cards

  • Joshua French
    Joshua French Month ago +1

    Do I smell a use for mining cards with no Display Outputs?

    • Outland
      Outland Month ago

      _sniff sniff_


  • Andrew Joy
    Andrew Joy Month ago

    Man if only the radeon 7 had supported SRI-OV it would have been single handed the best GPU ever made.

    • tin2001
      tin2001 Month ago

      I'm not wealthy, but I'd have bought one right away if they did. I love Steam's Proton, but it just doesn't work with some games... And having gone 100% Linux, I just don't play those games now.

  • Mäx Wonderland
    Mäx Wonderland Month ago +4

    Wendell doing gods work!

  • Deon Spates
    Deon Spates Month ago

    Great Wendell!!!

  • Junker Zn
    Junker Zn Month ago +3

    Only Wendell would blow up a BIOS because his GPU card wanted to make lots of babies :-)

  • Biky
    Biky Month ago

    1:45 what is that thing near the cards? Is it supposed to be a hidden reference or something?

  • carbonsx
    carbonsx Month ago

    10:18 MOAR!!! 🤣

  • Baka Kafka
    Baka Kafka Month ago +1

    I keep thinking what than neat keyboard Wendel has is, with the touchpad on the right. Anyone know brand and type?

  • Richard Uniacke
    Richard Uniacke Month ago

    what about ovirt haven't been able to play with it due to lack of hardware. Is it any good?

  • 88djdmepfdnkjf94
    88djdmepfdnkjf94 Month ago

    ill settle for multimonitor not causing my gpu memclock to goto max, or my playing video to not stop rendering when the game window has focus.

  • Melvin Chong
    Melvin Chong Month ago

    How about running 4 Mac OS on this thing ? Is Looking Glass working like Teradici ?

    • Biky
      Biky Month ago +1

      Not really. By passing one GPU to a VM, using Looking Glass you can copy the video buffer from your passthrough'ed GPU into your host GPU and display the content at very low latency. Additionally, you can use Looking Glass to also send inputs to the VM from your host. It works kinda like VNC or RDP, but only on a local machine, without requiring a network connection. @ 4:10 Wendell showed the passthrough'ed GPU connected directly to the bottom left monitor side by side with Looking Glass on the host in windowed mode in the top right monitor.
      I haven't looked through the code or tested Looking Glass myself, but from what I understood, in order to copy the video buffer from a passthrough'ed GPU to your host GPU, it uses some low-level "hooks" to grab the data. I'm also FAR from an expert in server stuff, but in this video, Wendell used SR-IOV and GRID to make many "virtual GPUs" and passed them to many VMs and used Looking Glass on them to copy the video buffer into the host's GPU and display it in windowed mode.
      I hope I am not mistaken and I'd like someone who is capable to respond with a better explanation.

  • Lorem Ipsum
    Lorem Ipsum Month ago +29

    This is the type of content I suscribe for! You guys are the nerds nerd.

  • Martin Nicholls
    Martin Nicholls Month ago +2

    They don't look at it the way it really is. They're actually hurting their own sales. The smart play would be to limit the number of VMs that can hook into it at a time - consumer end we only need 3 or 4 to do the things we need - rather than completely not allowing it.

    • tin2001
      tin2001 Month ago +1

      Even 2 would do for consumer gaming. Maybe 3 if you wanted to have all your gaming virtualized.
      Another market they're missing is smaller businesses. Allowing up to say 4 guests to share the card would mean a small business can get started with cheaper hardware. Then as they grow, they would move to the more expensive larger versions. They forget that not all business users are huge corporations with millions of dollars to burn.

  • Bio Toxin
    Bio Toxin Month ago +2

    You need to tell Linus about this for his many editors setup

  • Josh Russell
    Josh Russell Month ago +3

    Did you click "Check for Solutions"? Did that help? ;P

    • Joonas Loppi
      Joonas Loppi Month ago +1

      Or did you try turning it off and back on again?

  • The Ignorant Philosopher

    2 questions:
    1. Does SR-IOV allow for dynamically allocated resources? Think 2 virtual machines with changing loads. My guess would be no, but better to ask
    1.1 Could 1 non virtual machine, that is actually using the card, allocate some of the resources to a virtual machine you spin up, just as you do with the rest of the system resources like RAM and CPU cores? No as convenient obviously, but better than nothing.
    2. Assuming that consumer card will not get SR-IOV, which seems to be a safe bet, would there be any significant drawbacks, apart from price, for a regular con/pro-sumer running an enterprise card?

  • TheRangeControl
    TheRangeControl Month ago

    Thanks so much Wendell. :-D

  • John Buscher
    John Buscher Month ago +19

    >I need *more*
    I didn't know Wendell was Tech Vergil. And every time I turn around, he's even more motivated.

  • Alexander Rewijk
    Alexander Rewijk Month ago

    i wish SLI/XFIRE was still more viable for gaming, then i would have an excuse for having 2 gpus, and i could boot into windows for SLI, or have a iommu setup in linux with a windows VM
    but yeah, SR-IOV for consumer-grade stuff, even if it's only 2 nodes, would be pretty nice for these single host/slave setups.
    AMD has gotta put some back on fixing openCL too, find a way to show up CUDA with GPU+CPU appplications in the real world, most openCL applications that support CPU + GPU simultaneously
    are pretty shoddy, sometimes even regress in performance.
    i know AMD is doing just that, but i don't think they'll succeed, CUDA already reigns, and i'm not seeing it change (this isn't gone tomorrow like 3dfx glide)
    which doesn't give me hope for this one either tbh.
    but since they are losing the gaming battle against big N, they may aswell focus on some more pro stuff, i understand why they wouldn't mess that up.
    they have to sell high-margin stuff to stay afloat, and gamers aren't the most high margin nor the most loyal customers... i don't think it even pays off pandering to them for AMD, if it weren't for the mindshare.
    either way, i very much appreciate AMD's efforts in prorender and trying to better opencl in blender.
    but "I NEED MOAR!"
    also, looking glass is teh pr0n, i've been eating up all your announcements around it since last year when you started plugging it (or is it 2 already?)

  • peter geary
    peter geary Month ago +1

    This video took ages to appear in my notifications /subscription box, anyway, great video, I hope AMD implement SR-IOV onto their consumer Graphics Cards, a nice fully open source solution to GPU virtualisation supported on a Hardware level would be amazing, currently going through sn RMA process with a 2 month old RX Vega 64, looks like I'll end up upgrading to a Radeon VII at this rate.......

  • Josh Hardin
    Josh Hardin Month ago +4

    When can i pop a couple of 2080ti's in a linux box and be able to spin up a windows vm and play games either windowed or full screen without the need for a second gpu, monitor/kvm, etc? I've been looking at trying to move away from windows for the longest time but there are some software pain points (largely the adobe suite, virtual reality, and playing all the video games) if a gpu can accelerate a virtual machine while still providing output and acceleration for the underlying system you could run any os with solid virtualization underneath (linux) and anything on top of that (windows, os x, linux, whatever) without the need for additional hardware... i'm totally down, i've been asking for this forever. have all the advantages of all os's in the same environment without needint to reboot? TAKE MY MONEY!

  • MikaelKKarlsson
    MikaelKKarlsson Month ago +68

    Windows: - I do not share(graphics)!
    Wendell: - Hold my Earl Grey, careful it's hot!

  • Yethal
    Yethal Month ago +6

    Hopefully QubesOS will implement this so we can have gpu acceleration in AppVMs without pci passthrough

    • googIesux
      googIesux Month ago

      Aaaaand that was my first thought. You have some taste :P''

    • Joonas Loppi
      Joonas Loppi Month ago

      Oh, nice use case!!!

  • Allan Sh
    Allan Sh Month ago +1

    I want 1 game on 4 GPUs

  • badSyntax
    badSyntax Month ago +4

    I can't wait for igpu's to get good enough ... They are obviously the future

    • badSyntax
      badSyntax Month ago

      +Aditya Singh that's what people said about sounds cards ... Moving processing closer to the CPU will always give better performance. Cpu's have a TLB and caches for a reason

    • Aditya Singh
      Aditya Singh Month ago

      Woah! Discrete graphics is a product and it will always be around. What's good enough changes with technology advancements. GTX 670 would have been good enough once, now it's a potato. Discrete GPUs will always be several times more capable than iGPUs, making game developers utilize it. So iGPUs being good enough? That's never happening.

  • Meso Phyl
    Meso Phyl Month ago

    9:13 "lambda functions work by temp spinning up a VM " ?? I dont want to doubt my WendellGod, but some doubt creeped into my faith and i had to google that
    definition by AWS= aws.amazon.com/lambda/

  • Meso Phyl
    Meso Phyl Month ago +22

    such a shame AMD and linux has a really hard time getting out of the amateur/unstable hole. I really want these open standards to work ................... some day.......... preferably before i die

    • Madhawk1995
      Madhawk1995 Month ago

      Hey at least Freesync 2 finally looks like it's making it out of the hole with most 4k TV's starting to support it with HDMI 2.1. The new LG OLEDs for 2019 support Freesync over hdmi 2.1.

    • Meso Phyl
      Meso Phyl Month ago

      +Aditya Singh yeah ok but as wendell admits, you have to get all the (hardware) details just right. Try to maintain that in an enterprise setting .....

    • Aditya Singh
      Aditya Singh Month ago +4

      AMD has open source Linux drivers and I've heard nothing but positives about it. Especially when you compare it to what Nvidia's doing with Linux.

  • Alpha Visari
    Alpha Visari Month ago

    I got 1GPU on 1VM.

  • Peter Jansen
    Peter Jansen Month ago

    Whenever I mention SR-IOV to people who really know their sh* when it comes to regular PC-usage and gaming they don't know what it is. I introduced the people from PC World to it. Don't get this wrong, they do great work and at least they interact with their audience and they are honest. I highly recommend watching their podcast. Frankly, I also only know about it because of Wendell. I just mention it to point out how much of a stepchild SR-IOV is. Techtubers need to address this, then AMD will probably support it for gaming-GPU's. I don't care what Nvidia does!

  • Scooter
    Scooter Month ago +1

    Wendell, I've got a Dell T720 server all decked out, but would love to integrate a GPU like that AMD GPU with SR-IOV, but not sure how to power it, as the PCIe slots don't support more than 35 watts on the x16 slot. Any suggestions? (I've asked on the L1 Forum, no solution I like listed thus far).

    • Scooter
      Scooter Month ago

      +Frozenfar guess I'm wrong then.

    • Frozenfar
      Frozenfar Month ago

      +Scooter there is no dell T720, i just googled it couldn't find it. there is only R720

    • Scooter
      Scooter Month ago

      +Frozenfar T(ower)7(Series)2(Number of CPU's)0(unknown)

    • Frozenfar
      Frozenfar Month ago

      +Scooter i khow what R and T stands for and i didn't ask why do you have it. i asked what is dell T720, that number was my question, and good luck with whatever way you figured out.

    • Scooter
      Scooter Month ago

      +Frozenfar R - Rackmount / T - Tower / I use it for learning and testing, but as of this afternoon I think I figured out how to do this, waiting on parts to arrive.

  • technologyfreak
    technologyfreak Month ago +10

    Multiple VMs with Skyrim, planning for Skyrim Together there Wendell?

  • Michael Clarke
    Michael Clarke Month ago +6

    I would personally be interested in an SR-IOV networking video. I have the hardware, but have yet to delve into that aspect of it and currently pass the nic directly to my VM.

  • Ujiltrom M
    Ujiltrom M Month ago +1

    Now I want to build a computer for two Starcraft II players. It's not that demanding on the GPU so virtual GPUs can work.

  • Mutation666
    Mutation666 Month ago

    VMware has a free version at home with up to 8threads for free (no fail over and a few other things)

  • tommihommi1
    tommihommi1 Month ago

    Snaps are a horrible idea, introducing windows drawbacks where you have billions of copies of the same library everywhere on linux.

    • Beauregard Slim
      Beauregard Slim Month ago

      Yeah, there are tradeoffs. The benefit is that you have exactly the version of the library you know works. Paying for this with some extra disk space and memory seems reasonable. I still have PTSD from the application/library/kernel dependency hell that was the linux experience a few years ago. Having played with snaps quite a bit on the embedded side (Core 16/18), I'm really impressed with what Canonical is doing. It still has a long way to go, though.

  • Hetz Biz
    Hetz Biz Month ago +1

    They released few days ago the new of the gim kernel module. It got some modifications to the vbios and some fixes for Linux/Windows guest OS's mix (so you can run both)
    I have the S7150x2 but I don't have Threadripper. I will try to test it on Ryzen (neat trick: Buy the Zotac GT710 which is a version with PCIe X1 so your X16 is free for the S7150 card. www.zotac.com/il/news/power-pcie-x1)