How to get over maximum pixel clock to 165 MHz on KVM guest with GPU pass-through, which eliminates possibility of resolution of 2560x1600 at 60Hz?

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  • How to use various sizes/numbers of monitors on RHEL 6.6 guest with NVIDIA K2 GPU pass-through from RHEL 7.1 KVM hypervisor.
  • Also supplying EDID file from 30" monitor capable of 2560x1600 at 60Hz to xorg.conf. However during the mode validation the mode with these parameters is discarded as invalid as EDID calls for 268.5MHz pixel clock while passed through GPU with NVIDIA driver seems to be capable only max 165MHz.
  • On bare metal with the same hardware, getting 330MHz available. That way mode 2560x1600@60Hz with 268.5 pixel clock requirement provided by EDID becomes valid.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1
  • KVM Hypervisor (7.1)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 guest
  • Hardware: Dell T630, K2 grid, 340.56 nvidia driver

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