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  1. It was worth the try. It doesn't matter what I do, slot1 is always the primary. I ended up swapping my cards around. Gonna test now and see if there is difference in performance. I believe both slots were already running in x8, so I don't think it should matter a lot.
  2. Hello, I have one GPU in slot 1 on mother board (asrock x370 taichi) that I pass through to the VM. Then, I have a second GPU in slot 2 that I want to use specifically for Unraid. When server boots up, it always uses the first GPU until the certain point where it get's black listed. I get no output on the second GPU. It is showing up under System Devices. I can not change this behavior in BIOS because the option is greyed out. I guess my question here, is there anything I can do in the config file to dedicate second GPU to unraid? I really don't want to move second GPU to slot 1 if I don't have to.
  3. Alright. So I was able to run some benchmarks on bare metal and it appears that I am already getting pretty close to the native performance. It's crazy how much my old 6700k is better for gaming than 1700x. At this point I am pretty positive that CPU is getting bottle necked. Playing around with pinning and isolation is definitely worth it. I have been thoroughly reading the thread below. Completely same behavior on my machine. Thank you for your help! Hopefully 3900x will help me to get more power out of my 2080 ti.
  4. I think I forgot to mention that I didn’t dump gpu bios and it’s not configured in the XML file. I never had any errors passing 2080ti, so I never bothered with that. Can that be the problem? Is it necessary to configure?
  5. Hmm interesting. I was always under impression that 4 cars AWD should be faster than 8 cars of RWD. I guess I was wrong. It sucks that I can't fully isolate odd cores to be used in Win10 VM only. I have them isolated now and definitely see other VMs using them even though they are isolated and other VMs are pinned to even cores.
  6. On top of that, I just noticed that even though I have all odd cores isolated, I still see some utilization on those cores even though machine assigned to them is down. Would this be a sign of add cores being hyper threaded? I am getting more and more confused here....
  7. The only thing that bothers me is that according to Unraid all odd cores suppose to be hyper threaded and all even cores physical. Looking at the testing I did, it appears that all odd cores are in fact physical, and even hyper threaded. What I don't understand is why I am getting better performance using all even cores (hyper threaded) versus using 4 physical along with 4 logical cores. So to summarize: Low performance (Physical along with their logical, according to Unraid dashboard): 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-15 Better performance (All logical, in theory): 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 Best so far (All physical, in theory): 1-3 5-7 9-11 13-15 Something about this doesn't make sense to me. I am just hoping that cores are not assigned in the manner where physical core 0 is matched with logical core 3, for example. Assigning all threaded cores to the VM (all even) should have lower performance than assigning physical+corresponding (even+odd) threaded. Is there any specific way to figure this out or only by testing the pair?
  8. So I am making some progress here. I added the PCi express values for Q35 machine, but didn't see any increase in performance. I did notice that under Nvidia Control Panel I used to get PCI Express x1, but after adding above to XML file I am getting x16 GEN 3. So that's good. Now cpu pinning. I have been reading some threads and experimenting with cpu assignment. For this test I turned off all my other VMs and docker containers. If I use 8 even cores, my 3dmark graphics score goes up to 32000, which is an extra 2000. No change in CPU score. If I use 8 odd cores, my 3dmark graphics score stayes at 32000, but my CPU score goes up by 2000 points. Basically better score than when I had 10 vcores assigned. But this time only 8 At this point I am trying to determine a proper way to figure out physical core numbering and their relative logical cores. I will be doing some reading, but so far my motherboard manual has no such information. If you guys know a decent way to figure this out please let me know. I am going to continue experiment with core assignment... Also, I purchased another 1tb M.2 drive. I will install fresh copy of windows on it so I can do some proper testing. This way we don't have to compare 6700k 4.5ghz 3200mhz RAM machine with 1700x 3.5ghz 3000mhz RAM one. At the end of the day, I am pretty positive on getting 3900x when new bios comes out with fvio fixes. That's if I can find one in stock... I will update this thread as I make more progress.
  9. Yeah i know it's hard to troubleshoot this way. Unfortunately I don't have a choice at the moment. GPU is connected to the first pci slot. It should be running at 16 but I will have to double check.
  10. Tests we performed on two different machines. In terms of Unraid, I don't recall enabling XMP, I will have to double check. RAM should be running at 3000Mhz.
  11. Thank you for reply. Yes, I understand that single threaded performance will be better on 6700k. This is the reason why I am leaning towards only testing with Superposition since it uses very little CPU. I did notice that I was getting slightly higher graphics score in 3dMark with 4 physical cores passed through versus 5. The only issue is that most of the games I play do like having an extra 2 threads, since like you mentioned, 1700x 3.5ghz boost is rather low (keeping fingers crossed for that 3900x one of these days). I am usually running on i440fx machine, but when I did test Q35, I didn't apply the template above (first time reading this), so this might be worth the try. Another quick thing I forgot to mention. ACS Overrride is off. When I had it enabled before I think performance was worst, but I don't remember anymore since I have been making a lot of changes. Including re-installing Win10 from scratch.
  12. Unfortunately no. Physical machine was connected to a monitor and Unraid server to the TV.
  13. Not such thing as a stupid question when narrowing down an issue. I am using latest Nvidia (DCH, no geforce experience) driver. I am really at a loss here. Not sure what to turn off or turn on next. I will try to re-install the driver, but it is usually a pain in the ass, since I am using a TV and not a monitor to game on this thing.
  14. Yeah my profile is already set to High Performance. Just ran another round of Superposition. Base clock is 2.2Ghz and it looks like it boosts to 3.5. Hard to tell the average. Superposition doesn't really use that much CPU to begin with, that's why I am mainly testing with it. My 3dMark Firestrike score on graphics is 30000 on VM and 37000 on metal.
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