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AWS is now making all of Anthropic’s Claude 3 LLM versions available through Amazon Bedrock. Recently, the hyperscaler added the largest variant Claude Opus to its portfolio. Using this model does come with a higher price tag.

The fact AWS is making all of Anthropic’s Claude 3-LLMs available through Amazon Bedrock is not in itself that unusual. After all, AWS itself is investing heavily in the AI specialist with $4 billion. Previously, the Claude 3 models Sonnet and Haiku could already be used via the LLM service.

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Use Claude 3 Opus-LLM

For end users, however, making the Claude Opus-LLM generally available means that they can now use Anthropic’s most comprehensive LLM through the AWS service. Go-to use cases include developing GenAI applications for automation tasks, employee workflows, running complex financial forecasts and helping with R&D activities.

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus model additionally supports a maximum of 200,000 tokens and interacts not only in English but also in Japanese, Spanish and through other languages, among others. Furthermore, this version of Claude 3, like the others, is specifically trained to understand and recognize photos, maps, charts, technical drawings and optical character recognition (OCR).

Anthropic indicates that Claude 3 Opus is a more powerful model than competitor OpenAI’s leading GPT-4, although opinions differ on that. Nevertheless, Anthropic’s claim is supported by benchmarks.

Higher price tag

Because of its expanded capacity, the price tag of the Claude 3 Opus model via Amazon Bedrock does far exceed that of the other Claude 3-LLMs offered. The cost is $0.015 per 1,000 input tokens and $0.075 per 1,000 output tokens.

The cost of Claude 3 Sonnet, for example, is much lower, with costs of $0.003 per 1,000 input tokens and $0.015 per 1,000 output tokens. The Haiku model costs $0.00025 per 1,000 input tokens and $0.000125 per 1,000 output tokens.

Anthropic’s Claude 3 Opus is available immediately through Amazon Bedrock in the AWS US West (Oregon) region. It is not known when this particular LLM in Amazon Bedrock will become available in other regions.

Also read: ‘Claude 3 is better than GPT-4 and Gemini’: OpenAI has more and more competitors