Posted On: Dec 9, 2020

We are excited to announce the availability of Amazon EC2 G4ad instances that provide the best price performance for graphics intensive applications in the cloud. G4ad instances are powered by AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs and second-generation AMD EPYC processors, and provide up to 45% better price performance over G4dn instances for graphics intensive applications such as virtual workstations, game streaming, and graphics rendering. 

AMD Radeon Pro V520 GPUs provide high performance graphics acceleration and are built on AMD’s RDNA architecture that enables high quality workstation and gaming experiences. Using G4ad instances, customers can create photo-realistic and high-resolution 3D content for movies, games, and AR/VR. With access to AMD Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise at no additional cost, G4ad instances offer professional-grade graphics rendering for virtual workstations. Customers looking to use remote workstations in the cloud for running graphics applications can use G4ad instances to get the flexibility to provision resources on a per project basis rather than being limited by on-premises capacity. 

Amazon EC2 G4ad instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a collection of AWS-designed hardware and software innovations that enable the delivery of efficient, flexible, and secure cloud services with isolated multi-tenancy, private networking, and fast local storage.  

The G4ad instances are now available in the AWS US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) regions. They are available in 3 sizes, providing up to 64 vCPUs, 4 GPUs, 256 GB instance memory, 2.4 TB local NVMe-based SSD storage, and 25 Gbps networking bandwidth. The G4ad instances are purchasable On-Demand, as part of Savings Plans, as Reserved instances, or Spot instances.  

To get started with Amazon EC2 G4ad instances, visit the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), and AWS SDKs. To learn more, visit the Amazon EC2 G4 product page.