You’ve searched Google high and low, stumbled upon weird abbreviations like vSGA, vDGA, vGPU and other animals, scattered all over the internet. Hours later, you’re still struggling to glue the pieces together, but all you have to show for it is a headache. You simply wanted to know how VMWare vSphere enables you to deliver 3D graphics on your virtual machines. Lucky for you, I’ve collected all the information I found and tested for our customer recently – into one guide. So, after a deep dive into the topic I’ll share with you all the information I’ve collected. When I say information I mean mostly theory, since in my opinion to be able to make a good choice you first need a solid understanding of the technology. I’ll will not dedicate a section to talk about use cases, rather I’ll just mention some advantages and disadvantages regarding possible scenarios. What is 3D Acceleration and why do I need it anyway? When you hear people say 3D Acceleration that usually refer to Hardware 3D Acceleration. Meaning, the utilizing of a dedicated piece of the hardware, aka GPU (Graphical Processing Unit), for graphical tasks.