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Returns whether TensorFlow can access a GPU. (deprecated)

    cuda_only=False, min_cuda_compute_capability=None

Used in the notebooks

Used in the tutorials


  • cuda_only: limit the search to CUDA GPUs.
  • min_cuda_compute_capability: a (major,minor) pair that indicates the minimum CUDA compute capability required, or None if no requirement.

Note that the keyword arg name "cuda_only" is misleading (since routine will return true when a GPU device is available irrespective of whether TF was built with CUDA support or ROCm support. However no changes here because

++ Changing the name "cuda_only" to something more generic would break backward compatibility

++ Adding an equivalent "rocm_only" would require the implementation check the build type. This in turn would require doing the same for CUDA and thus potentially break backward compatibility

++ Adding a new "cuda_or_rocm_only" would not break backward compatibility, but would require most (if not all) callers to update the call to use "cuda_or_rocm_only" instead of "cuda_only"


True if a GPU device of the requested kind is available.