Understanding VM performance and hardware

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Hello,

 

I am running a vm through vmware player in a multi-seat set-up and so far it is running flawlessly.

 

However, I was wondering if I could still improve the performance and what hardware would matter. My hardware configuration now is Ryzen 3900x, Radeon 5700xt, 16gb corsair lpx ram, samsung evo plus 1tb ssd. Vm is set to 6core, 3gb gpu ram, 7gb memory.

 

For example, would adding another (small) gpu only for the vm improve its graphic performance? As mentionned here: Make VMWare Workstation use my Nvidia card?

 

Does the speed and the amount of ram matter? For example, would a memory kit with tight timing change anything? Would 64 or 128 gb memory improve the overall experience and how much is too much?

 

Would a second ssd change anything? For example, vm files and documents based on a slightly slower ssd improve (or eventually make worst) vm performances? I have read here that ssd performance goes slightly down while in vm (which is fine): Performance of NVME SSD Disk with VMware Workstation 12 Pro  Here, it is mentionned 60%. Is it a cap or is it a percentage. A slower ssd with host performance of “Seq Read, 10 GB in VM: 1446 MB/s Seq Write, 10 GB in VM: 778 MB/s”  would perform slower or the same?

 

Does vmware workstation (paid product) changes anything in vm performance?

 

Thank you very much for your answers.

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