AMD 2920x Threadripper: Adventures with VFIO and GPU stuttering

I recently upgraded my system and hit a VFIO windows 10 stuttering issue. The stuttering was so bad that windows games were unplayable at 24 fps on a Nvidia RTX 2080. Numa CPU pining did not help fix the issue no matter what I tried. The following are the bios issues I came across when trying to fix this issue. I now have a windows 10 VM running PUBG above 110 fps.

TLDR: Just because your VFIO VM boots does not mean the motherboard bios works. Also remember to enable MSI in the windows 10 registry.


I hope this post helps someone who thinks the motherboard bios is working with IOMMU.

My system:

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X 12- (24)
GPU: AMD ATI Radeon RX 460/560D / Pro 450/455/460/555/555X/560/560X
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Memory: 64271MiB

My OS:

Manjaro Linux x86_64
Linux MonsterLNX 5.4.13-AMD #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 20 02:06:42 PST 2020 x86_64 GNU/Linux ACS Patch

ROG-ZENITH-EXTREME-ALPHA-ASUS-0405.CAP: VM boots and no stuttering
ROG-ZENITH-EXTREME-ALPHA-ASUS-1901.CAP: VM boots but heavy stuttering
ROG-ZENITH-EXTREME-ALPHA-ASUS-2001.CAP: VM boots with Black Screen

What is this? I googled and just found stuff about application packaging.

Typo. I updated the post.

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Thanks, I’ll check that out!