Thanks for your reply.
I have a few questions:
How well does passing a dedicated graphics card to a vm work / is gaming
in a vm feasible or do i still need dual-boot?
Yeah very feasible many people do it including me.
So what games are possible and are you using a windows or linux guest?
(Sadly there are games not running with wine.)
Of course you need the right system you would need an eGPU capable
laptop such as the W520 which you should install an quad core ivy bridge
cpu in so you get pci-e 3.0 for the expresscard slot. As always I
recommend installing coreboot - the ivy/sandy coreboot port has open
cpu/ram init and supports me cleaner to nerf your me (again disabling is
Well the W520 is from 2011 and can't be bought anymore and i don't
like to buy hardware second hand.
Also the processor is a bit weaker.
I know the problem with new CPUs is a ME which can't be properly
deactivated anymore (at least as far as i know), but it seems i have
to accept this, if i want a powerful processor for gaming / work.
Hence the W520 is not really an option for me (Although it is the
better option from a security standpoint).
So do you have a suggestion for newer hardware in the same price-range?
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