Bad Performance with High-End Graphics and Hyper-V

If you have tried to mix Hyper-V and high end 3D graphics (in the parent partition – of course) you have probably noticed that the performance is bad.  Unfortunately – for the time being – the answer to this problem is that Hyper-V has not been designed to be used on systems running high-end graphics. 

It has been designed to be used for server consolidation.

However – we have just published a KB article (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961661) that explains why this happens.  If you need to run Hyper-V on such systems your best option is to either:

  1. Put a lower end video card in your server
    -or-
  2. Use the standard SVGA driver

Cheers,
Ben