High-Performance AMD EPYC™ CPUs and Radeon™ Pro GPUs Power New AWS Instance for Graphics Optimized Workloads

ꟷ 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ CPUs and AMD Rade­on™ Pro GPUs power new Ama­zon EC2 G4ad Instance with up to 40% bet­ter gra­phics performanceꟷ

ꟷ Ama­zon Game­Lift lever­a­ges the power of 2nd Gen AMD EPYC™ pro­ces­sors for game ser­ver hos­ting solutionꟷ

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 12/02/2020

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced Ama­zon Web Ser­vices, Inc. (AWS) has expan­ded its AMD-based offe­rings with a new cloud instance for Ama­zon Elastic Com­pu­te Cloud (Ama­zon EC2): Ama­zon EC2 G4ad instan­ces for gra­phics-opti­mi­zed workloads. With this new instance, AMD now powers eight Ama­zon EC2 instance fami­lies across 20 glo­bal AWS Regi­ons. AMD also announ­ced that Ama­zon Game­Lift, a ful­ly mana­ged dedi­ca­ted game ser­ver hos­ting solu­ti­on, is now pro­vi­ding its video game hos­ting cus­to­mers access to AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor-based Ama­zon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a instances.

 “Today we build on the strong col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween AMD and AWS, which star­ted in 2017. This expan­si­on of our coope­ra­ti­on is a pro­of point of the con­ti­nued per­for­mance and capa­bi­li­ties that AMD pro­vi­des its cus­to­mers,” said For­rest Nor­rod, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Data Cen­ter and Embed­ded Solu­ti­ons Group, AMD. “Ama­zon EC2 G4ad instan­ces are the first powe­red by both AMD EPYC CPUs and Rade­on Pro GPUs, and adding to the exis­ting EPYC pro­ces­sor-based instan­ces, they exem­pli­fy the ways in which AMD CPUs and GPUs pro­vi­de fan­tastic per­for­mance and price/performance for AWS customers.” 

The high-per­for­mance capa­bi­li­ties of the AMD EPYC CPUs and Rade­on Pro GPUs are enab­ling AWS to crea­te a new gra­phics-focu­sed instance that help us keep our lea­ders­hip price/performance offe­rings that our cus­to­mers expect,” said David Brown, Vice Pre­si­dent, Ama­zon EC2, Ama­zon Web Ser­vices, Inc. “We’re deligh­ted to con­ti­nue this gre­at col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AMD, enab­ling the Ama­zon EC2 G4ad instan­ces to pro­vi­de the industry’s best pri­ce per­for­mance for gra­phics-inten­si­ve applications.”


New Amazon EC2 G4ad Instance

Fea­turing 2nd Gen AMD EPYC CPUs and AMD Rade­on™ Pro V520 GPUs, the new G4ad instance, which will be avail­ab­le later this mon­th, is the first AWS instance powe­red by both 7nm AMD CPUs and GPUs.

  • G4ad is built to sup­port gra­phics-inten­si­ve workloads and can pro­vi­de cus­to­mers with up to 45 per­cent bet­ter pri­ce per­for­mance and 40 per­cent bet­ter gra­phics per­for­mance, for cri­ti­cal work­sta­tion-class app­li­ca­ti­ons and real-time game engi­nes, com­pa­red to exis­ting GPU based, Ama­zon EC2 G4dn instances.
  • Based on the AMD RDNA archi­tec­tu­re, the AMD Rade­on™ Pro V520 GPUs can deli­ver high­ly respon­si­ve, cloud-based work­sta­tion-class expe­ri­en­ces for the most deman­ding workloads with enter­pri­se-gra­de reliability.
  • The­se instan­ces also come with AMD Rade­on™ Pro Soft­ware for Enter­pri­se at no addi­tio­nal cost, offe­ring sup­port for pro­fes­sio­nals working with work­sta­tion app­li­ca­ti­ons and the latest gra­phic APIs, like Direc­tX®, OpenGL® and Vul­kan® offe­ring pro­fes­sio­nal-gra­de gra­phics ren­de­ring for vir­tu­al workstations.

You can learn more about the AMD and AWS col­la­bo­ra­ti­on in this video inter­view bet­ween AMD CEO Lisa Su and AWS Vice Pre­si­dent of Ama­zon EC2, David Brown, which will go live  on Decem­ber 2 at 12:30pm PT as part of the AWS Vir­tu­al re:Invent sessions.

Amazon GameLift

Ama­zon Game­Lift is now pro­vi­ding its video game hos­ting cus­to­mers access on the AMD EPYC based Ama­zon EC2 C5a, M5a and R5a instan­ces to pro­vi­de gre­at price/performance capa­bi­li­ties to its video game ser­ver hos­ting customers.

With AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, deve­lo­pers can use Ama­zon Game­Lift to deploy, ope­ra­te, and sca­le dedi­ca­ted high-per­for­mance ser­vers for mul­ti­play­er games at up to 10 per­cent lower cost over com­pa­ra­ble instan­ces. You can read more about the Ama­zon Game­Lift ser­vice sup­por­ting AMD EPYC pro­ces­sor-based instan­ces here.

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About AMD

For more than 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­liz­a­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies ― the buil­ding blocks for gaming, immer­si­ve plat­forms and the data cen­ter. Hund­reds of mil­li­ons of con­su­mers, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch faci­li­ties around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focu­sed on buil­ding gre­at pro­ducts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblogFace­book and Twit­ter pages.


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