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Does i7 900 series support VT-d?

idata
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In Intel's sheets, they don't specify whether the 900 serie supports VT-d. This item ("Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)") is simply not listed for the 900. It is supported for the 800 series, but for the 900 they only specify VT-x... they say nothing (not a yes, not a no) about VT-d.

I need this fonctionnality to be able to virtulize a Macintosh VM on my Intel PC...

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idata
Community Manager
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It seems that i7 900 does not support VT-d

We do not understand why intel has not included this technology in the new i7 CPU!

Will vt-d be included in the future intel cpu?

Jean-Michel

idata
Community Manager
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This isn't a CPU feature, like the VT-x.

VT-d is a motherboard feature.

DSilv11
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Chipset feature actually. So first you need to know what chipset is being used and second if the BIOS on the mother board enables it.

http://www.intel.com/support/processors/xeon5k/sb/CS-031637.htm?wapkw=(vt_d http://www.intel.com/support/processors/xeon5k/sb/CS-031637.htm?wapkw=(vt_d)

idata
Community Manager
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Not Sure which motherboard you have but I just built an ASUS P6X58D Premium with a 980X CPU and the MB supports VT-d in the bios and when selected the CPU is supposed to have VT enhanced instructions in the new AES to support the technology. I had run Sandbox on my old pc and used it to establish a virtual PC with different MS Os than my basic computer setup, but I have not tried it with a Mac Os. I hope this helps.

Don

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