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Re: Show your desktop!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014, 18:14
by T*AnTi-V!RuZz
Ben wrote:I never even knew what a VM was till last semester I had a lab assignment to use one (for a total of 2 hours experience). I'm not sure exactly, then what the problem would be. Is it because it would be clunky or because of the high amount of memory associated with running VMs?

VM's aren't meant for graphic tasks. They cannot use the drivers of the physical graphics card, because the card is emulated. That way you won't be able to use the full power of the graphics card and if that's you want to test a graphics card / driver / etc, VM's won't be very helpful ;)

Re: Show your desktop!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014, 18:30
by Ben
Makes sense. Thanks!

Re: Show your desktop!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014, 18:53
by Nissarin
T*AnTi-V!RuZz wrote:VM's aren't meant for graphic tasks. They cannot use the drivers of the physical graphics card, because the card is emulated.


It's already possible to utilize the real (hardware) gfx from guest OS albeit in limited fashion.

Re: Show your desktop!

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014, 18:57
by T*AnTi-V!RuZz
Nissarin wrote:
T*AnTi-V!RuZz wrote:VM's aren't meant for graphic tasks. They cannot use the drivers of the physical graphics card, because the card is emulated.


It's already possible to utilize the real (hardware) gfx from guest OS albeit in limited fashion.

True, but that's still a very limited option and isn't possible yet for 'hobbyists'.

Re: Show your desktop!

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2014, 04:11
by Krom
Nissarin wrote:
T*AnTi-V!RuZz wrote:VM's aren't meant for graphic tasks. They cannot use the drivers of the physical graphics card, because the card is emulated.


It's already possible to utilize the real (hardware) gfx from guest OS albeit in limited fashion.


Right, but in my case I also need to testrun/debug on different GPU vendors/drivers, so having a few PCs is the simplest option.