Comprehensive guide to performance optimizations for gaming on virtual machines with KVM/QEMU and PCI passthrough

Preamble This guide describes performance optimizations for gaming on a virtual machine (VM) with GPU passthrough. In order to optimize the user experience for virtualized gaming, I started to pursue low latency and high performance. Especially since my main focus are demanding online multiplayer games. The Benchmarking Process I started benchmarking several setups (found on […]

AMD Ryzen based passthrough setup between (X)Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10

Preamble The intent of this document is to provide a complete, step-by-step guide on how to setup a virtual machine(VM) with graphics cards(GPU) passthrough – detailed enough that even Linux rookies are able to participate. The final system will run Xubuntu 16.04 as host operating system(OS), and Windows 10 as guest OS, considering gaming as […]

USB-device passthrough setup for virtual machines

Still in draft version Several options exist for device passthrough Passthrough a complete USB controller and use an USB switch use a second mouse and keyboard virtual devices synergy Using USB controller to passthrough lspci -nn | grep USB 01:00.0 USB controller [0c03]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device [1022:43b9] (rev 02) 06:00.0 USB controller […]