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  1. Thanks for the update. I was just going to post an update and eat some crow, because my single-core benchmarks are similar to yours: I think 94% of bare metal performance is about what is expected, and that's the same as you posted in your original post. I'm very curious, with your changes, did that improve your cpu-z benchmark figure? I did play some gta5 and didn't see any slowdowns (playing >120fps at 1440p on 144hz freesync monitor). The game sounds notoriously cpu-bound. I tried doing some benchmarks but it seems ALL over the place. Especially for min fps. Some runs I would get 9 min fps... on bare metal. That doesn't translate on screen or in gameplay, I think it's literally the first few frames when the pass first starts. For my VM I am passing 10c/20t, so that might be giving me the edge.
  2. No, that isn't normal. What all have you changed in the bios? If you've messed with overclocking or any advanced settings I would highly recommend setting to factory defaults and making ONLY these changes: My initial guess is it is related to Global C-state Control. The factory default settings should be very stable (zero crashes). If you get crashes with default + the above settings, my next guess would be a hardware failure. What power supply are you using?
  3. The same as compiling any other linux kernel. The unraid specific patches you will find in /usr/src, including the kernel config file.
  4. There is more to it than the cpu settings. The machine type and what devices you are emulating and which drivers you are using could all be a factor. Are you using a vdisk, how many devices using virtio, which USB drivers are you using, etc. Also your motherboard bios... Which dictates your cpu microcode (agesa). Edit also what version of unraid including what kernel, what version of qemu, what version of virtio, etc. For reference I am using unraid 6.8.0-rc5, AMD AGESA B, virtio drivers from virtio-win-0.1.160-1.iso. It's possible you have one device or one driver that is a bad actor. I will mess around with GTA5 and CPU-Z this weekend and let you know what I find.
  5. Bluetooth is connected to one of the USB controllers, it passes through with USB. On board audio should work with the kernel linked above.
  6. The Elite only has two x16 slots, and the second is limited to x4 speed. Keep that in mind if you are planning on passing through 2 gpus. I would recommend stepping up to the Ultra (which is what I did). The 1060 will work with a Mac OS VM, but you will be limited to high sierra. There is no nvidia support in modern mac os. Are you planning on running all these VMs at once?
  7. I'm glad it's working for you. On a couple of the 6.8 Release Candidates limetech did include v1 of the navi reset patch (this kernel has v2 which is improved but still not perfect). My understanding is it was causing issues with some hardware setups so they pulled it. I'm not sure what the rest of your hardware is, but it seems to work great in conjunction with amd x570 boards. The patch, as it's written, is all or nothing and applies to everyone with a navi gpu. Perhaps limetech would consider including the patch again if it was written to be exclusively opt-in with a kernel flag. I don't mind building my own kernel (and sharing), but I can understand why it would be frustrating to be dependent on someone like me to keep this updated.
  8. I haven't tested GTA5 (im installing it now to try), but I haven't had any performance issues in any games. I attached my redacted xml if you want to take a look, there is nothing special. I do not use CPU Isolation. The CPU pinning is the last 10 core+ht pairs. I do not pin anything to the first 2 cores. I am using the the default cpu freq governor. The only bios changes from factory settings are related to enabling virtualization, and setting xmp profile on ram. good_vm.txt
  9. Yes, this is more actively developed. You don't have to uninstall Dark Theme first, so feel free to try Theme Engine out. No need to restart. https://github.com/Skitals/unraid-theme-engine/
  10. Unraid needs a nic. It sounds like you need 3 total for what you are trying to do.
  11. If the NICs are in their own IOMMU groups you should be able to pass one but not the other.
  12. That seems like a really odd choice if you are concerned about pcie x16 slots, considering it only has two. Many/most boards have three... so sticking a dummy gpu in the 3rd slot is no loss. There is also the fact that unraid does not require its own gpu. You can passthrough your only/primary gpu just fine. That being said, there are some conveniences of giving unraid a gpu, so I agree with @testdasi's recommendation. I have a gigabyte x570 board and use a fanless gpu in slot 3 as my primary for unraid. I would highly recommend a gigabyte x570 board. It's the latest chipset and should get the most updates going forward. It works well with unraid/virtualization. gen4 pcie is a nice bonus and good future-proofing.
  13. Unraid 6.8(.1) Stable uses a linux 4.19 kernel. The 4.19 kernel was release in 2018. My recommendation is to stop using old software with new hardware.
  14. This is only for 6.8.0-rc5. To manually upgrade/downgrade, delete all the bz* files from the root of your usb drive (or rename them adding .bak to the end of the file name). Download rc5 zip here. Extract and copy the bz* files to your unraid usb drive. Download the kernel in the first post. Extract to your usb drive (overwriting bzimage, bzmodules, etc). All your settings are in /config (and maying /syslinux/syslinux.cfg) so back it up before mucking around.
  15. The fun never stops, I uploaded a new 6.8.0-rc5 kernel today that incorporates a bunch of goodies for this board. Brand new k10temp patches for Ryzen, and a fix for passing through onboard audio!