Spotinst now Supports G3 (Next-Gen GPU) Instance Type

A week ago, AWS has launched a new instance type – G3, the next – generation of GPU – powered for graphics-intensive applications This instance type has NVIDIA Tesla M60 GPUs, and available in three sizes (all VPC-only and EBS-only):

ModelGPUsGPU MemoryvCPUsMain MemoryEBS Bandwidth
g3.4xlarge18 GiB16122 GiB3.5 Gbps
g3.8xlarge216 GiB32244 GiB7 Gbps
g3.16xlarge432 GiB64488 GiB14 Gbps


Our customers that are heavy consumers of a 3D application can now benefit from the new G3 instances on Spot, with a full support of all Elastigroup’s great features such as Stateful, Hot EBS migration, and other 3rd party integrations.

As for now, you can see in the spot market (Oregon region in this table) that the G3 is more powerful and cheaper than the G2, this because of a larger volume of capacity of the G3.

ModelGPUsvCPUsMain MemorySpot Price
g2.2xlarge1815 GiB0.1994$
g2.8xlarge43260 GiB0.9123$
g3.4xlarge116122 GiB0.1371$
g3.8xlarge232244 GiB0.2631$
g3.16xlarge464488 GiB0.4752$


The new G3 instance helps the growth of the GPU market as it joins the wide family of GPU instances such as FPGA, P2, G2 and now G3.

G3 instances are available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), AWS GovCloud (US), and EU (Ireland).

We are always eager to move fast with the growing cloud market to support all of our customers’ needs.