vCPU Clarification

Alex Rabbi 1 Reputation point

Hi All,


If I can i ask a question

I have user requesting this configuration in a VM(deploying new VM in Azure cloud)

specs. CPU: Intel Xeon W-11955M or 12th-Gen Intel Core i9-12900H

GPU: Nvidia RTX A5000

RAM: minimum 64GB

Storage: 1TB SSD


but when i go to deploy VM in Azure, i see below list....which one should i be selecting to assign Intel Xeon W-11955M or 12th-Gen Intel Core i9-12900H

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Thanks in Advance


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  1. TP 17,661 Reputation points

    Hi Alex,

    You're not going to be able to create VM that exactly meets the specs given.

    I'm assuming that the GPU is critical part of the requirement, so I think you should focus on that first. If my assumption is incorrect then please let me know.

    There are a limited number of GPU types available in Azure. Please review article below and see if one of the GPUs (and associated CPU) will be acceptable for your user's workload:

    Once you have an acceptable instance type picked out you can decide which size you need, whether you need Premium or Standard SSD, etc. Please note that you may need to request quota increase before you will be able to create the N-series VM your user needs.

    If the above was helpful please click Accept Answer.



  2. kobulloc-MSFT 13,586 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello, @Alex Rabbi !

    What VM size should I pick to match my specifications? What about GPU VMs?

    If you need an NVIDIA GPU on your VM, you'll need to pick something from the N series virtual machines. It depends on how strict your requirements are but you could look at the NCasT4_v3-series if an NVIDIA Tesla T4 will work but you can scale all the way up to the new NDm A100 v4-series. If you provide more details about the GPU requirements, I can make additional suggestions.

    A full list of Azure VM sizes can be found here: