The *vmware* graphics driver now supports 3D acceleration in VMware Workstation 12
Previously, the *vmware* graphics driver in Red Hat Enterprise Linux did not support 3D acceleration in VMware Workstation 12 virtual machines (VM). As a consequence, the GNOME desktop was rendered on the host's CPU instead of the GPU. The driver has been updated to support the VMware Workstation 12 virtual graphics adapter. As a result, the GNOME desktop is now rendered using 3D acceleration.
I've confirmed in vmplayer 12 RHEL7.2 updated with the packages for 7.3 enables 3D acceleration at OpenGL 3.3 level.
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.