(RDS) Tip of the Day: Which graphics virtualization technology is right for you?

Today's tip...

You have a range of options when it comes to enabling graphics rendering in Remote Desktop Services.

In Windows Server 2016, you have two graphics virtualization technologies available with Hyper-V that let you leverage the GPU hardware:

  • Discrete Device Assignment (DDA) - For the highest performance using one or more GPUs dedicated to a VM providing native GPU driver support inside the VM. The density is low because it is limited by the number of physical GPUs available in the server.
  • Remote FX vGPU - For knowledge worker and high-burst GPU scenarios where multiple VMs leverage one or more GPUs through para-virtualization. This solution provides higher user density per server.

The following illustration shows the graphics virtualization options in Windows Server 2016.

Which should you use?


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