VirtualBox

Ticket #7340 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Please make 3D Video card name consistent across APIs

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Priority: major Component: 3D support
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.8 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description

Currently several API's show VBox card differently.

Windows GDI and DirectDraw shows card as "VirtualBox Graphics Adapter"

OpenGL shows the VBox card card as "Chromium"

Direct3D shows the card as either "GeForce FX 5200" or "GeForce 3", depending on version of VirtualBox/WineD3D.

This is misleading, and better should be shown as "VirtualBox Graphics Adapter" in all places. This would require modification to Chromium and WineD3D.

A related bug #3541 exists, and recommends a passthru approach. The problem with this approach is that the VBox card is functionally less than the real card, so it is confusing. The passthru approach fits better for VT-d use cases IMO.

-Technologov, 17.8.2010.

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