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I was wondering if anyone knew of any virtualization programs that would allow a VM to detect the actual hardware video card, and not an emulated/simulated one. I ask this because I would like to see about the possibility of running a VM that would be accessible through VPN that I could use video card intensive apps on remotely.

Thanks, Peter

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VirtualBox and VMWare Workstation can, if you have IOMMU Virtualization (aka VT-x, Directed I/O, AMD-Vi) enabled on your CPU, chipset, and OS. (And there are lots of niggling little caveats depending on the primary OS you run.) VMWare ESX/i and Xen Server have the same requirement on the server side. Searching for IOMMU Virtualization should get your information on whether it's even feasible to try it yet.

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Thanks, this solves the general question, I'll do further research from here on how to go forward. – th3flyboy Jan 8 '11 at 1:20

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