So I’m considering getting a Vega 64 to be the primary GPU in my PC. It will be replacing my elderly 980Ti. Thing is I will then have the 980Ti which is still a decent graphics card. Should I investigate hardware pass-through?
I running Ubuntu 18.04 and what with the introduction of Steam Play and my list of “compatible” games grew with the inclusion of all of those Windows games I own.
Thing is it still has limitations. Anything with anti-cheat is a no go. Then there are all of those Windows games that are not on Steam. Things like Battlefield and Rainbowsix: Siege.
ASUS PRIME X370-PRO
Various SSD’s and HDD
Corsair RM650x (I have a 1050W Corsair PSU if the 650W isn’t enough.)
My Linux experience, middling. I have been running Linux for many years but I’m no expert. Copy and paste type of command line user.
I’m walking through the same thought experiment, myself. I 'm a Linux guy and I haven’t bought a Windows game in years, but every once in a while I get the urge to play Far Cry 2, or DE Human Revolution. On top of that I neither like, nor trust Windows. I’m currently dual booting W10, but all I have installed is Steam. So dual booting is very inconvenient, when I need to pause Far Cry to check e-mail, for instance.
Long story short, I am updating my X99 machine with a Vega GPU and I’ll be using my old GTX780 to passthrough to the guest W10 VM, as I no longer trust W10 to touch my bare metal.
I think the best thing would be for you to have a look at Wendell’s Ubuntu wiki and walk through the first few steps to install a new kernel, ensure that your hardware virtualization features are enabled and have a look at your IOMMU groups and determine if this is your bag of donuts.
While there is a lot of good info here on this site, I’ll share a few additional links: