Dedicated graphics card for Workstation VM?


I’m thinking about buying a second graphics card to dedicate to my Whonix VM. I’ve tried both Virtio and QXL and am not really impressed by the performance as there is no 3D.

Ideally I’d like to use this for video playback, eg 1080p, 4k decoding, and maybe a little encoding with vulkan.

I read about vGPU and SRIOV support, but it seems only the AMD FireGL or Tesla cards support that. Intel apparently does, but I’m not sure how well.

I’m kind of thinking I want to steer clear of NVIDIA so I don’t have to worry about their annoying drivers inside my Whonix Workstation, so that leaves amdgpu or intel.

I was thinking something like a RX 7600 would work okay. Note I wouldn’t be sharing it with any other VMs.


Interesting question but I doubt many people here will know.

The issue is unspecific to Whonix.

Therefore I would suggest to search if this was discussed elsewhere (most likely was) and redirect any questions to upstream KVM.