Will SR-IOV be shipped/enabled with Rx Vega (consumer version)?
Now that the NDA has lifted, I have received confirmation that SR-IOV is not currently supported on Consumer ASICs like the RX Vega.
This information will be available after Vega ships.
What about the Vega FE? (as its already released)
I really dislike having to wait for simple information like this. If there was a confirmation that this was supported for RX Vega, I'd be pre-ordering a Vega 56 right away. Without SR-IOV, Vega is not an interesting product for me (at least not until prices have fallen to the $250 mark).
RX Vega has been released. So... Is there SR-IOV support?
From appearances, not even Vega FE has SR-IOV enabled. May end up only being an enterprise feature.
It would be nice to have an answer - it's better to reroute video output through a streaming app via SR-IOV than to have to use two video cards or to reboot the system.
Personally, I'm just giving up on Vega. I can't buy nVidia because they gimp their drivers, so I'll just stick with old hardware - maybe buy an RX 460 or lower to run Linux and Linux games and use my R9 Fury for Windows... I just can't stay with Windows as my primary OS any more.
Thanks ray_m, is it technically possible to enable this feature in the future for the consumer RX Vega?
Thank you for your reply. However, that is extremely, extremely disappointing. Please be aware that we would very much love to have SR-IOV support on consumer cards.
How about on the Frontier Edition? That card is obviously not priced for consumers. Splitting 16GB of HBM2 8 or 16 ways is a great way to make full use of it!
I registered just so I could chime in and say:
I hope that means that it WILL be supported, because I want to buy an RX Vega 64 card for exactly this purpose. I want to build a threadripper system to do it on, too! Until I see information confirming IOMMU functionality on threadripper though, I must wait.
I second that! I would have bought an RX Vega 56 if it had had SR-IOV support :-(
Chiming in to express my interest in a 2- or 3-instance-limited SR-IOV support for RX Vega.
Also adding support for wanting SR-IOV.
Right now Vega is a great Linux card. A major thing linux users could make use of is SR-IOV for Windows VMs purely for Windows specific software like games that require 3d acceleration.
There are other ways of doing things and other projects, but SR-IOV on consumer Vega would be a killer application for it. At the very least, enabling on Frontier Edition would at least give Frontier Edition more justification for it's price.
I have 2x Vega 64s. I would perhaps buy FE if it had SR-IOV. With the 16 GB of HBM it would be ideal for it.
But definitely, SR-IOV is a missing piece of the puzzle for Vega (in general) on Linux. Open GPU stack, SR-IOV, it would be THE card for Linux.
@AMD please allow one virtual function in consumer hardware. A single virtual function makes it useless for enterprise / server / production, but will make a few home users happy. It will also spread the knowledge that such functionality is possible to more people who might buy the ultra high-end parts. And further improve the reputation of AMD for offering cool features in consumer hardware (just like it is known that Nvidia consumer parts are absolute garbage for compute, and AMD's are pretty good.
Yep, one instance permitted without any official AMD support would be all any of us would need.
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