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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 590 8GB Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 12% 35%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 12% 35%
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 10%
Halo: Reach 72% 79%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 20% 10%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 20% 10%
Borderlands 3 7% 31%
Detroit: Become Human 33% 1%
FIFA 20 53% 65%
eFootball PES 2020 40% 55%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB.

The RX 590 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX Vega, but the RX Vega has 112 more Texture Mapping Units than the RX 590. As a result, the RX Vega exhibits a 107.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the RX 590. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 590 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX Vega, but the RX Vega has 32 more Render Output Units than the RX 590. As a result, the RX Vega exhibits a 32.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the RX 590. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 590 was released over a year more recently than the RX Vega, and so the RX 590 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RX Vega.

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 Radeon RX 590 8GB and the Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The memory bandwidth of the Radeon RX 590 8GB and the Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB are the same, which means the RX 590 and the RX Vega have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB has 4096. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560 and the actual shader performance of the RX Vega is 4116. The RX Vega having 556 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX Vega delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the RX 590.

The RX 590 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the RX Vega. This means that the RX 590 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the RX Vega.

The Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts to run and the Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB requires 295 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX Vega. The RX Vega requires 120 Watts more than the RX 590 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX Vega may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the RX 590.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 58.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

58.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 61 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

61 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

42 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 48.7 FPS on Total War: Three Kingdoms

Total War: Three Kingdoms

48.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 60.9 FPS on Control

Control

60.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 65 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

65 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 85 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

85 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 69 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

69 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 75.4 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

75.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 52.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 79.3 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

79.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 68 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

68 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV

57 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 83.2 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

83.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 83.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

83.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 88 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

88 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 63.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 98.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

98.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 67.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 93.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

93.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 83.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

83.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 73.5 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

73.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

75 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 175.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

175.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 76 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 138.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

138.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 110.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

110.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 119.3 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

119.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 86.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

86.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 89.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 113.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

113.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 92.4 FPS on PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

92.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 99 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

99 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 155.8 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

155.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 115.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 146.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

146.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 118 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 189 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

189 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 39 FPS on Control

Control

39 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 50.1 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

50.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.4 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

31.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 47.5 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

47.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 45 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 43.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

43.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

36.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

37 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 55.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

55.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 37.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 63.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

63.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 44.6 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

44.6 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 60.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

60.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 73 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

73 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.3 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

47.3 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 64.5 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

64.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 51 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

51 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 72 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

72 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 52.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

52.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 60.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

60.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 104.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

104.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 69.9 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

69.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 81.6 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

81.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 70.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 98.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

98.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 75.1 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

75.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 61.2 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

61.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.2 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

79.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 119.8 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

119.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 83.5 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

83.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 120 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

120 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 35 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

35 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 12.2 FPS on Control

Control

12.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 18.7 FPS on Control

Control

18.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.1 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 16.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 24 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

24 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 21 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

21 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 28 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 21 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

21 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 37.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

37.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

22.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 29 FPS on Assassins Creed: Unity

Assassins Creed: Unity

29 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 22.2 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

22.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 31.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.3 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 23.1 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

23.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 29 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

24.2 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 39 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

39 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 33.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

33.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 28.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

28.4 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 46 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

46 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 61 FPS on Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider

61 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 30.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

30.5 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 55.9 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

55.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 48.5 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

48.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 53 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

53 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 54.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

54.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 43.1 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

43.1 FPS

Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB gets 68 FPS on Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1

68 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1469 MHzvs1247 MHz
Boost Clock1545 MHzvs1546 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 30Vega 10 XTX
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date30 Oct 2018vs30 Jul 2017
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
9.5
3840x2160 - vs green tick
7.5

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2000 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs2048 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsHBM-2
Memory Bandwidth256GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2304vs4096
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology12nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units144vs256
Texture Rate211.5 GTexel/svs319.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs64
Pixel Rate47 GPixel/svs79.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs4
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power175 Wattsvs295 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12
Shader Model6.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-AMD Ryzen R7 1800X
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1440vs3840x2160

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1545MHz and goes up to (xx)MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 590 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 590 8GB releases on the 30th October 2018 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Overview
Radeon RX Vega 64 Air 8GB is an Enthusiast Graphics Card based on the Fourth (4.0) Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
The Vega 10 XTX GPU offers support for HBM-2 Memory, DirectX 12.0 and Open GL 4.5. Vega 10 XT is the Full Variant of the GPU with 64 Compute Units activated, offering 4096 Shader Processing Units, 256 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1247MHz witth a boost clock speed of 1546MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with stacked HBM-2 Memory and accesses the Frame Buffer through a 2048-bit memory interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 8GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
The GPU itself is aimed for 4K Gaming. The 8GB HBM2 framebuffer should be enough to prevent it bottlenecking performance in any AAA title at 4K.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 295W, it requires at least a 600W PSU with two available 8-pin connectors.

Performance
The Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XTX 8GB is in in the same region as the GeForce GTX 1080. However, the ultra-wide HBM2 memory may offer the Radeon RX Vega an advantage at higher resolutions.
System Suggestions
Radeon RX Vega 64 Air XTX 8GB HBM2 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840 x2160 (4K). We recommend a Very Strong Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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