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Hyper-V For light weight games

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#1 CHansohn


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

I have a windows server 2008 computer that is mostly used for backup's and SVN. I would like to get hyper-v running on it so when I have some friends over they can use remote desktop from there laptops to play the game on a virtual machine.
Is there a way to get a hyper-V windows XP computer powerful enough to run something like World of Warcraft on low graphics or something similar? I know there is no way a high end game like Crysis would ever be able to run on a virtual machine.
My LAN is wired up with gigabit so bandwidth for remote desktop shouldn't be to big an issue.

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#2 magicalcow


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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:12 AM

The answer to your question is quite expensive. It is called RemoteFX which is a feature of Hyper-V. It also you to use a graphics card in your host box and pipe the GPU power to your VM and you connect to the VM via RDP session. Some of the cards that support this cost $5000+. However, I am told you can do this on cheaper cards that support the feature. I never tried on a consumer card before.


Edited by magicalcow, 11 June 2012 - 11:20 AM.

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