VMware's Virtual GPU Driver Is Running Fast

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 10 February 2012. Page 4 of 6. 20 Comments

World of Padman meanwhile was acting outright strange and never ended up running. OpenArena meanwhile, which is based upon the same ioquake3 engine as World of Padman, was working without fault. The ioquake3 engine is very dated now and should have no problems running within a virtual machine with 3D acceleration, so it is likely some obscure bug being hit.

Of the Linux OpenGL tests run, those were the only two problems for VMware's stack. VirtualBox 3D issues were already covered in earlier Phoronix articles.

All of this testing was done from a Lenovo ThinkPad W510 notebook with an Intel Core i7 720QM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M, Intel 160GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM. Ubuntu 11.10 with the Linux 3.0 kernel, X.Org Server 1.10.4, and the NVIDIA 280.13 binary driver were on the host. VMware Player 4.0.2 and VirtualBox 4.1.8 were tested using the Ubuntu 12.04 snapshot with the Linux 3.2.0-14-generic kernel, Unity 5.2.0, and X.Org Server 1.11.3.

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