The VGA passthrough club - did you succeed, and how?
I can't do away with Windoze, but I hate dual-boot. I also need native (or near-native) graphics support in the Windows VM.
In the end I chose Xen to host Linux and a Windows 7 VM which uses a dedicated graphics card for native graphics performance. It works extremely well, with what I consider top-notch performance that doesn't stand (much) behind a native Windows installation on bare metal.
In fact, I'm so thrilled about it that I wonder why not every dual-booter is switching to virtualization. (I'm actually not that surprised since it was quite challenging to get it working.)
Here my questions:
Has anybody tried VGA passthrough?
If yes, which hypervisor/method did you use (Xen, KVM, VMware, etc.)?
How easy or difficult was it?
In the end I would like to know if there are perhaps better or easier ways to get it working. Thanks in advance for your feedback!
LM16 64bit (Ubuntu 13.10) with Xen hypervisor 4.3 and Windows 7 Pro 64 bit guest using VGA passthrough