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    Default QEMU 1.5 Supports VGA Passthrough, Better USB 3.0

    Phoronix: QEMU 1.5 Supports VGA Passthrough, Better USB 3.0

    Just three months after the exciting QEMU 1.4 release, QEMU 1.5 is now available with many exciting and new features for those using this open-source software in a virtualized world. There's the VFIO VGA pass-through support, USB 3.0 improvements, and much more...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3NTk

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    This is some very exciting news, it's a shame virtualbox has basically been left in the dust since in a usability perspective, that was my favorite free VM to use. Now that I recently got a 2nd GPU, I might try setting up a single-computer multiplayer gaming system.

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    Is there anywhere I can read more about the VGA passthrough? It would be interesting to not have to dualboot windows to play games that WINE runs poorly/not at all.

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    Default VGA pass-thru performance?

    How is the performance of running a Windows guest using VGA pass-through as oppose to running Windows natively on the host?

    Would like to see some benchmarks.
    Is gaming feasible?

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    best news ever , if this world finally i can erase windows for gaming on dual boot

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    Just so everyone is aware, Xen has been VGA passthru compatible for over 2 years now. Xen may be considerably more difficult to set up, but we don't know if qemu will be any easier. After all, I'm pretty sure Xen is qemu based.


    What really intrigues me about qemu though is it can virtualize other architectures. Imagine passing through a gtx 690 or a HD7990 to a MIPS VM haha.

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