Compute benchmark scores for Windows VMs

The following SPECInt benchmark scores show compute performance for Azure's high-performance VM lineup running Windows Server. Compute benchmark scores are also available for Linux VMs.

Note

The Linux numbers have been recently updated and contain a more comprehensive set of VMs.

A-series - compute-intensive

Size vCPUs NUMA nodes CPU Runs Avg base rate StdDev
Standard_A8 8 1 Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.6 GHz 10 236.1 1.1
Standard_A9 16 2 Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.6 GHz 10 450.3 7.0
Standard_A10 8 1 Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.6 GHz 5 235.6 0.9
Standard_A11 16 2 Intel Xeon CPU E5-2670 0 @ 2.6 GHz 7 454.7 4.8

Dv2-series

Size vCPUs NUMA nodes CPU Runs Avg base rate StdDev
Standard_D1_v2 1 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 83 36.6 2.6
Standard_D2_v2 2 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 27 70.0 3.7
Standard_D3_v2 4 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 19 130.5 4.4
Standard_D4_v2 8 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 19 238.1 5.2
Standard_D5_v2 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 14 460.9 15.4
Standard_D11_v2 2 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 19 70.1 3.7
Standard_D12_v2 4 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 2 132.0 1.4
Standard_D13_v2 8 1 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 17 235.8 3.8
Standard_D14_v2 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2673 v3 @ 2.4 GHz 15 460.8 6.5

G-series, GS-series

Size vCPUs NUMA nodes CPU Runs Avg base rate StdDev
Standard_G1, Standard_GS1 2 1 Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 @ 2 GHz 31 71.8 6.5
Standard_G2, Standard_GS2 4 1 Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 @ 2 GHz 5 133.4 13.0
Standard_G3, Standard_GS3 8 1 Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 @ 2 GHz 6 242.3 6.0
Standard_G4, Standard_GS4 16 1 Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 @ 2 GHz 15 398.9 6.0
Standard_G5, Standard_GS5 32 2 Intel Xeon E5-2698B v3 @ 2 GHz 22 762.8 3.7

H-series

Size vCPUs NUMA nodes CPU Runs Avg base rate StdDev
Standard_H8 8 1 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 5 297.4 0.9
Standard_H16 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 5 575.8 6.8
Standard_H8m 8 1 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 5 297.0 1.2
Standard_H16m 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 5 572.2 3.9
Standard_H16r 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 5 573.2 2.9
Standard_H16mr 16 2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 @ 3.2 GHz 7 569.6 2.8

About SPECint

Windows numbers were computed by running SPECint 2006 on Windows Server. SPECint was run using the base rate option (SPECint_rate2006), with one copy per vCPU. SPECint consists of 12 separate tests, each run three times, taking the median value from each test and weighting them to form a composite score. Those tests were then run across multiple VMs to provide the average scores shown.

Next steps

  • For storage capacities, disk details, and additional considerations for choosing among VM sizes, see Sizes for virtual machines.