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hillsmdp2
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does workstation pro support GPU passthrough

I would like to be able to use pixel shaders and CUDA on my nvidia graphics card.

is passthough supported on anything other than ESXi?

I have to have a windows 10 host OS.

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RDPetruska
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No, none of the hosted products support GPU passthrough

chweber25
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Are there any plans to support GPU passthrough on workstation pro in the future?  Using CUDA cores in a VM was the main reason I purchased Workstation pro...

btmp
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I doubt anyone here could *officially* answer your question @chweber25.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have some more GPU options made available (for specific VMs) and pass through was high on my list of original desires (I think I started using it [Workstation] around v12?).

More recently VMWare Workstation has gone from v15, with no GPU sandbox option, to v16 with a (partially broken [arguably but at least IMO]) GPU sandbox and they could still take things either way down the line.

Like you, I hope the mksSandbox (aka GPU Sandbox) gets [fixed, 'if its not really just me' and] expanded on to give us more options, with pass through being one of the more desirable goals, (even at the risk of just slightly lower stability or security [assuming users could click out of such options {Ideally either or}]...wishful thinking I know).

TBH I'm amazed at the general stability I've encountered over the years thus far and while it's easy to 'wish' or even (like me) complain about this or that I think VMWare has does a solid job. Not perfect, not great -not even ideal perhaps but quite well overall and thats why I started using it over other alternatives and continue to use it...though I will admit to re-testing others around the time v16 came out.

All that being said, if you *really still need pass through GPU support* VMWare does have [in at least one product (none of them considered desktop)] something that might work out for you so long as you don't mind hypervisors.

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