Question Virtual Machine Gaming?

epicnoble

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I have recently built a new PC and I had an idea to use virtual machines for gaming. I know it can be done as I have seen videos on how to create them.

But I was wondering what are the pros and cons of carrying this out?
 

Math Geek

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the MAJOR con is that you do not get the full use of your GPU. so any major gaming is not gonna happen on a VM. you can easily handle casual games like you'd find on you mobile, but other than that, you won't be happy with trying to play a AAA game on a VM.
 

epicnoble

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I have seen that in Linux you are possible to import your GPU into a virtual machine. Providing you have 2 GPU's (which I do have) you can use Linux as your boot operating system. Then Windows 10 as a virtual machine with your GPU imported. So I know if carried out I'd be able to play the latest releases as my current GPU is an RTX 3080.

I was wondering what are the cons in terms of is that a limitation to what can be played. E.g. online games, due to it being a virtual machine do anti-cheat softwares know its a virtual machine or am I fine to play online games. The other major concern is input lag when using a keyboard or a controller. If you have the answers to the following questions much appreciated.
 

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