Gaijin:
> On 2017-09-12 05:32, pixel fairy wrote:
>> On Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:31:56 PM UTC-7, pixel fairy wrote:
>>> given that appvms cant use 3d acceleration anyway, your best bet is intel 
>>> graphics. if your going to give a gpu to a vm, then it depends on the os of 
>>> that vm.
>>>
>>> last i checked, nvidia is fine with virtualization of quadro cards.
>>>
>>> make sure the workstation doesnt have AMT (vpro etc) as bussiness lines 
>>> tend to. you may be safer with what dell would otherwise sell as a consumer 
>>> desktop or gaming rig, minus the fancy graphics card unless your going to 
>>> use it. but, if thats a big part of your work, you may be better off with 
>>> linux + kvm or something else instead of qubes.
>>
>> damn nonlinear editing. that last sentence was supposed to go at the
>> end of the first paragraph.
> 
> Well, the good news is that enabling vPro on a Dell is an extra option
> that you can select (costs $19), so I made sure that selection was off.
> Thanks for the heads up.
> 
> The newer Xeon chips in the E5 Series no longer include on-board
> processor graphics, so Intel graphics isn't an option if I go this
> route. They can handle a lot more RAM (1.2TB vs. 64GB) and have more
> cores (10 vs. 4). There's generally a lot more I could do simultaneously
> with this chip it seems looking at the specs.
> 
> Researching through these forums and even the Qubes Docs there seems to
> be a "stay away from nVidia" theme; That's why I was focusing on the AMD
> graphics card option. Is nVidia Quadro a viable option?
> 
> Using the Dell configurator, and plugging in RedHat Linux 7.2 as the OS
> I find that the very newest AMD FirePro graphics card I selected isn't
> compatible. (I'm assuming RHEL 7.2 is a roughly equivalent to the Fedora
> 23 in dom0) So I dropped down to the older W5100 card and that seemed to
> work for them.
> 
> The graphics aren't really a big part of my work. I just want a box that
> will be ready to run Qubes v4. 
> 

Gaijin: Intel GPU is recommended, AMD are second best.

IIRC, Dom0 will be based on Fedora 25 in Qubes 4.0. Try checking AMD's
site (https://support.amd.com/en-us/download) for compatibility reports,
too.

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