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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB GeForce GTX 950 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 37% 88%
Cyberpunk 2077 14% 158%
Doom Eternal 46% 61%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 61% 16%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 37% 88%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 14% 158%
FIFA 20 67% 0%
Grand Theft Auto VI 4% 187%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 14% 158%
Need For Speed Heat 37% 88%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB.

The GTX 1080 has a 647 MHz higher core clock speed and 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 218.2 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1080 has a 647 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 74.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1080 was released less than a year after the GTX 950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 214.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB has 2560 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6255 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1232. The GTX 1080 having 5023 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The GTX 1080 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the GTX 1080 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB requires 300 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The GTX 1080 requires 210 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 59.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

59.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 63.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 66.1 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

66.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 70.2 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

70.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 71 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

71 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Control

Control

71.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 72.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

72.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 77.5 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

77.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 80.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

80.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 81.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

81.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 83.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

83.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 88.2 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

88.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 88.4 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

88.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 90.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

90.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 90.6 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

90.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 91.6 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

91.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 92.2 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

92.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 98.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

98.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 98.7 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

98.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 99.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

99.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 100 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

100 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 100.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

100.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 102.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

102.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 103.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

103.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 106.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

106.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 107.4 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

107.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.6 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

108.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 108.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

108.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 111.8 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

111.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 132.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

132.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 158 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

158 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 159.7 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

159.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 178.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

178.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 22.8 FPS on Control

Control

22.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 23.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 24.4 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

24.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 27.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

27.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 28 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

28 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 28.1 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

28.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 29.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

29.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 29.7 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 30 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

30 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 31 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 32.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 32.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

32.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 33.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

33.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 34.3 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

34.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 35.8 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 36.6 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

36.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 37.3 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

37.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 38.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

38.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 40.3 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 41.4 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

41.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 41.5 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

41.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 41.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

41.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 42.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

42.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 46.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

46.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 48.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

48.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 49.1 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

49.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 53.7 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

60 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

60.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60.8 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

60.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 68.5 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

68.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 45.4 FPS on Control

Control

45.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 48 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

48 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 48.8 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

48.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 48.9 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

48.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 49.2 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

49.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 51 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

51 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 51.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

51.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 56.6 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

56.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 57.2 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

57.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 58 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

58 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 59.7 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

59.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 60.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

60.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 61.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

61.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 62.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 63.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

63.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 65.2 FPS on The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

65.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 66.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

66.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 66.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

66.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 67.8 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

67.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 74.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

74.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 75.2 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

75.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 75.6 FPS on Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order

75.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 83 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

83 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 83.7 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

83.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 86.3 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

86.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 86.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

86.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 97.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

97.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 105 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

105 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 112.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

112.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 116.4 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

116.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB gets 118.2 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

118.2 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1671 MHzvs1024 MHz
Boost Clock1810 MHzvs1188 MHz
ArchitecturePascal P104-400-A1Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date27 Jul 2016vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.6
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
7.6
2560x1440
9.8
green tick vs
5.5
3840x2160
7.7
green tick vs
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1251 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5XvsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth320.3GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2560vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs59%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units160vs48
Texture Rate267.4 GTexel/svs49.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate106.9 GPixel/svs32.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections2vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 1080 Asus ROG Strix A8G Gaming 8GB is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1671MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1810MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU III Technology with Direct-GPU Contact Heatpipes: Exclusive DirectCU III cooling technology features direct-GPU contact heatpipes that transports more heat away from the GPU and outperform reference designs, achieving up to 30% cooler gaming performance.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5.7% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7.4% at 3840x2160.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 950 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM206-250 which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU. It offers DirectX Feature Level of 12.1 and the Third Generation Delta Color Compression Technology which increases bandwidth efficiency by 30%.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1024MHz and goes up to 1188MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 90W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to AMD's Radeon R9 270X, using the best suited Resolution - 1920x1080.
As a Result, AMD's Radeon R9 370 is considerably slower and Large Factory Overclocked Versions of GeForce GTX 950, may match GeForce GTX 960's Performance.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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