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Multiplayer Servers - detailed spec sheet

PlayFab Multiplayer Servers operate on most generally available Azure virtual machine sizes and regions. These are the most popular series for game developers providing progressively faster processors:

  • The Av2-series VMs can be deployed on a variety of hardware types and processors. The size is throttled, based upon the hardware, to offer consistent processor performance for the running instance, regardless of the hardware it is deployed on.
  • The Dv3-series features the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor or the latest 2.3 GHz Intel XEON ® E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) processor in a hyper-threaded configuration.
  • The Fv1-series is based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.1 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This is the same CPU performance as the Dv2-series of VMs, but F-series VMs are a better choice for workloads that demand faster CPUs but do not need as much memory or temporary storage per vCPU.

This page provides detailed pricing information for PlayFab multiplayer servers. Two key points:

  • During the public preview of PlayFab multiplayer servers, utilization is billed with a 30% discount. This discount ends when the service exits preview in March 2019.
  • Unless otherwise specified, the price for a virtual machine is proportional to the number of virtual CPUs and their type. For example, a 4-core virtual machine from the Dv3 series will cost twice as much as a 2-core virtual machine.

Below prices are per virtual machine compute hour

Price by virtual machine selection in East US

Av2 Series Cores RAM Storage Windows Linux
A1 v2 1 2.00 GiB 10 GiB $0.065 $0.043
A2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 20 GiB $0.130 $0.090
A4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 40 GiB $0.270 $0.180
A8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 80 GiB $0.570 $0.38
Dv3 Series l Cores RAM Storage Windows Linux
D2 v3 2 8.00 GiB 50 GiB $0.188 $0.096
D4 v3 4 16.00 GiB 100 GiB $0.376 $0.192
D8 v3 8 32.00 GiB 200 GiB $0.752 $0.384
D16 v3 16 64.00 GiB 400 GiB $1.504 $0.768
Dv2 Series Cores RAM Storage Windows Linux
D1 v2 1 3.50 GiB 50 GiB $0.126 $0.073
D2 v2 2 7.00 GiB 100 GiB $0.252 $0.146
D3 v2 4 14.00 GiB 200 GiB $0.504 $0.293
D4 v2 8 28.00 GiB 400 GiB $1.008 $0.585
Fv2 Series Cores RAM Storage Windows Linux
F2 v2 2 4.00 GiB 16 GiB $0.163 $0.085
F4 v2 4 8.00 GiB 32 GiB $0.326 $0.169
F8 v2 8 16.00 GiB 64 GiB $0.651 $0.338
F16 v2 16 32.00 GiB 128 GiB $1.302 $0.677
Fv1 series Cores RAM Storage Windows Linux
F1 1 2.00 GiB 16 GiB $0.096 $0.050
F2 2 4.00 GiB 32 GiB $0.192 $0.099
F4 4 8.00 GiB 64 GiB $0.383 $0.199
F8 8 16.00 GiB 128 GiB $0.766 $0.398
F16 16 32.00 GiB 256 GiB $1.532 $0.796

Windows price by region for 2-core virtual machines

Region A2v2 D2v3 D2v2 F2v1 F2v2
East Asia $0.150 $0.207 $0.277 $0.211 $0.179
Southeast Asia $0.150 $0.207 $0.277 $0.211 $0.179
Australia East $0.163 $0.226 $0.302 $0.230 $0.196
Australia SouthEast $0.163 $0.226 $0.302 $0.230 $0.196
Brazil South $0.190 $0.263 $0.353 $0.269 $0.228
North Europe $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
West Europe $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
France Central $0.163 $0.226 $0.302 $0.230 $0.196
Japan East $0.163 $0.226 $0.302 $0.230 $0.196
Japan West $0.163 $0.226 $0.302 $0.230 $0.196
US Central $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
US East $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
US East 2 $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
US North Central $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
US South Central $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163
US West $0.136 $0.188 $0.252 $0.192 $0.163

Linux price by region for 2-core virtual machines

Region A2v2 D2v3 D2v2 F2v1 F2v2
East Asia $0.100 $0.106 $0.161 $0.109 $0.094
Southeast Asia $0.100 $0.106 $0.161 $0.109 $0.094
Australia East $0.109 $0.115 $0.175 $0.119 $0.102
Australia SouthEast $0.109 $0.115 $0.175 $0.119 $0.102
Brazil South $0.127 $0.134 $0.204 $0.139 $0.119
North Europe $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
West Europe $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
France Central $0.109 $0.115 $0.175 $0.119 $0.102
Japan East $0.109 $0.115 $0.175 $0.119 $0.102
Japan West $0.109 $0.115 $0.175 $0.119 $0.102
US Central $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
US East $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
US East 2 $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
US North Central $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
US South Central $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085
US West $0.091 $0.096 $0.146 $0.099 $0.085

Network egress price by zone

Zone Regions $/GB of Network Egress
Zone 1 Australia Central, Australia Central 2, West US, West US 2, West Central US, East US, North Central US, South Central US, East US 2, Central US, West Europe, North Europe, Canada East, Canada Central, France Central, UK South, UK West $0.05
Zone 2 East Asia, Southeast Asia, Japan East, Japan West, Australia East, Australia Southeast, Central India, West India, South India, Korea Central, Korea South $0.08
Zone 3 Brazil South $0.16



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