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Comparison – Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro vs Citrix XenApp HDX 3D on GRID K2 (user experience, bandwidth consumption)

This video is shows the user experience with NVIDIA GRID K2 and Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro and Citrix XenApp HDX 3D virtualized with Citrix XenServer.

The users can access their DirectX / OpenGL applications through a Citrix receiver on any device with low bandwidth. Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro have a deep compression codec, which Citrix XenApp HDX 3D dont have. This video shows the bandwidth consumption, and XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro is the leader in using less bandwidth on high latency connections.

About the solution:

1 physical server in this use case: Dell PowerEdge R720 with NVIDIA GRID K2.

1 virtual machine with Windows 7 64bit with Citrix XenDesktop 5.6FP1 HDX 3D Pro and a second virtual machine with Windows Server 2008R2 with Citrix XenApp 6.5 HDX 3D. Both machines are virtualized with Citrix XenServer 6.1 and each virtual machine have GPU attached with GPU-passthrough to the a NVIDIA GRID K2 card.

The Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro have a deep compression codec integrated that usages low bandwidth, its a 1-1 solution. Best on WAN, fastest framerate.

This Citrix XenApp HDX 3D can share 1 GPU to multiple users with applications that uses OpenGL & DirectX. Best ROI, user density

Citrix XenServer 6.x & Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro & ย Citrix XenApp 6.5 is running on a Dell R720 with NVIDIA GRID K2

read more on my blog about Citrix XenApp HDX 3D and Citrix XenDesktop HDX 3D Pro


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