1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 9, 2018 5:28 AM by AntoshkaKartoshka

    ESxi 6.5 AMD RX480 GPU Passthrough Freezes Host

    BreezePrz Lurker

      Hello, I have an ASUS z9pa-u8 Motherboard with Xeon e5-2670 CPU.  I am trying to connect my RX480 GPU to a VM using the passthrough feature in ESXi.  I have gone through the procedure of marking the device as available for passthrough and added it to my Windows 7 VM.  When I start the VM, the entire host locks up.  I have to do a hard reset to get the system back up and running.  I have tried every suggestion offered on the web about this issue, but have not been able to get the GPU to work.  I updated to the latest version of ESXi 6.5 as well.  This did not help.  I also tried another graphics card (RX460) to see if it was a problem with the first GPU--the result was the same.  I cannot help but feel it is something related to the configuration.  Has anyone had success in passing their RX460/470/480 through to a VM?  If so, how did you do it??  Please help.  Thanks!

        • 1. Re: ESxi 6.5 AMD RX480 GPU Passthrough Freezes Host
          AntoshkaKartoshka Lurker

          GPU-passthrough feature in ESXi does not seem to work, only GRID\FirePro GPU. Also i try USB-passthru on Dell R530@ESXi 6.5  but have not been able to get to work.

          Successful use GPU-passthrough (and usb-passthru for keyboard mouse and sound) was at home on Z77 motherboard with i5-3550. I use already 2 years R270x and RX480 in Citrix Xenserver 6.2 . Then I tried Citrix Xenserver 6.5\7.0, but did not work.