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Re: [Xen-users] 3D acceleration

  • To: Daniel Spies <daniel.spies@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:50:13 +0100
  • Cc: Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Daniel Spies wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply!

On Mon, 24 Sep 2007 15:19:45 +0200, Christian Horn <chorn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, Sep 24, 2007 at 03:05:15PM +0200, Daniel Spies wrote:
I recently was searching for information about 3D acceleration in a Xen
guest, but sadly I found only some probably outdated information from
Is it possible to use 3D acceleration to play games? I plan to buy a new
CPU in order to get this Intel-VT technology, but this is the main
condition... If yes, are there any other requirements?
Its not supported in a generic way that works with 3d-applications in
windows/linux/whatever running in the domU.
The only way to use 3d-applications at the moment

What does "at the moment" mean? Is this a planned feature, or even already
in development?
It's dependent on the video chipset manufacturers publishing specs, such as ATI just did. (Yay, ATI.).

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