1.    22 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 56
    Win 10 64 bit

    Emulate my video card in VM/VB


    is there a way to Emulate my video card in VM/VB?
    GTX Geforce 970
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  2.    22 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 920
    Windows 10 Pro

    Is your video driver not working properly in your VM? Are you trying to play games on the virtual machine?
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  3.    22 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 758
    Windows 7

    What do you hope to accomplishy with this?
    Emulating even a basic video card in software is a big job for an expert programmer.
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  4.    23 Feb 2017 #4

    Hi there

    Using VBOX and / or Vmware you can physically specify Monitor size but the "Hypervisor" which is the controlling software in vmware / Vbox will control the graphics -- if your hardware supports it enable 3D graphics and hardware acceleration and give graphics decent RAM size in the machine configurations.

    You need to install VBOX additions (VBOX) or Vmware tools (vmware player / workstation) to get best graphics performance.

    With decent HOST graphics a VM these days will more than adequately play video / have decent sound etc but nobody really would expect these machines to be "Hot leading edge" gaming machines --older games may be OK on them.

    You really need to use things like ESXI (which is quite fussy over hardware) if you need to "pass thru" a lot of physical hardware to a VM.

    Photoshop etc also run quite satisfactorily these days on VM's --for extreme gamer type of people though -- a dedicated "gaming" machine is what you really need - depending on the types of games game being played

    If you are running as a "client" to a game server -- Steam etc ?? I'm not a gamer so I'm guessing here - then if your HOST graphics card is good enough your Monitor resolution should be able to handle the client -- I can easily get 4K full HD resolution on my monitor on a Linux VM.

    Try out a Linux VM for this -- any Linux distro is FREE so you won't have wasted any money in trying and then finding out you can't get the performance you need.

    For Linux though when assigning HDD space -if you can dedicate an entire HDD - even 1 - pass it across as a RAW device (make offline to Windows HOST) - and you can speed it up even more using Linux software RAID (mdadm).

    Even 1 HDD defined as a RAID 0 will speed up I/O considerably -- yes you can have an array of 1 HDD in RAID 0 -- not always as stupid as it looks -- greatly improved I/O rate !!! - but take backups as with RAID 0 if any probs you can lose data on entire array --- HDD failures these days are fortunately far and few between.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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