Best practices for sizing and configuring solutions requiring graphics accelerators include:
- GRID Virtual PC licenses support up to 2 GB of frame buffer and up to two 4K monitors or a single 5K monitor to cover most traditional VDI users. Maximum node density for graphics-accelerated use can typically be calculated as the available frame buffer per node divided by the frame buffer size.
- The addition of GPU cards does not necessarily reduce CPU utilization. Instead, it enhances the user experience and offloads specific operations best performed by the GPU.
- Dell Technologies recommends using the BLAST protocol for vGPU-enabled desktops. NVIDIA GPUs are equipped with specialized NVENC encoders that support BLAST.
- Virtual Workstations are typically configured with at least 2 GB of frame buffer.