Announcing: F-Series of compute-optimized virtual machines
F-Series virtual machines are optimized for compute-intensive workloads with 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of local solid state drive (SSD) space per CPU core. This series contains 10 additional compute-optimized VM sizes ranging from 1 to 16 CPU cores and the option to optimize for standard or premium storage for persistent disks. This new series of VMs 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 Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.
See Azure services by region for the regional availability of these new VM sizes.