AWS recently introduced the availability of Amazon EC2 M6a, M6i, R6i, G5g, Im4gn, Is4gen, and Mac2 instances.
M6a instances are powered by 3rd generation AMD EPYC (code named Milan) processors with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.6 GHz, deliver up to 35% better price performance compared to M5a instances, and 10% lower cost than comparable x86-based EC2 instances. Designed to provide a balance of compute, memory, storage, and network resources, M6a instances are built on the AWS Nitro System, a combination of dedicated hardware and lightweight hypervisor, which delivers practically all of the compute and memory resources of the host hardware to your instances.
M6i instances offer up to 15% improvement in price/performance versus comparable fifth-generation instances. The new instances are powered by the latest generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz.
R6i instances are powered by 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code named Ice Lake) with an all-core turbo frequency of 3.5 GHz, offer up to 15% better compute price performance over R5 instances, and always-on memory encryption using Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME).
G5g instances are powered by AWS Graviton2 processors and featuring NVIDIA T4G Tensor Core GPUs. G5g are the first Arm-based instances in a major cloud to feature GPU acceleration and provide the best price performance in Amazon EC2 for Android game streaming.
Im4gn and Is4gen instances offer up to 30 TB of NVMe storage using AWS Nitro SSD devices that are custom-built by AWS. The AWS Nitro SSDs reduce I/O latency by up to 60% and also reduce latency variability by up to 75% when compared to the third generation of storage-optimized instances. As a result you get faster and more predictable performance for your I/O-intensive EC2 workloads.
Mac2 instances bring the flexibility, scalability, and cost benefits of AWS to all Apple developers. EC2 Mac instances are dedicated Mac mini computers attached through Thunderbolt to the AWS Nitro System, which lets the Mac mini appear and behave like another EC2 instance. It connects to your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), boot from Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, and leverage EBS snapshots, security groups and other AWS services. EC2 Mac instances let you scale your build and test fleets of Macs, paying as you go. There is no hypervisor involved, and you get full bare metal performance of the underlying Mac mini. An EC2 dedicated host reserves a Mac mini for your usage.
We have added support for all of these new instances, which are now incorporated into our pricing calculations and algorithm for recommendations.
All other previously released machines families and instance types are currently supported in our pricing calculations and recommendations.