Surfshark Upgrades Its Servers to 10Gbps – How Good are They?

Surfshark has introduced some changes to its service, which can offer even better speeds to its customers.

In a blog post, the company announced itโ€™s upgrading its 1Gbps servers to 10Gbps in various locations worldwide. The VPN vendor attributes the shift to the recent rises in 5G technology.

While it didnโ€™t discuss the technological upgrades in detail, it said that the customers would benefit from faster VPN connection and less crowded servers.

If youโ€™re wondering where you can try the new speeds, hereโ€™s a list of servers affected by the change:

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆToronto, Montreal๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บSydney๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดOslo
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชFrankfurt๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌSofia๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นLisbon
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทParis๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทSรฃo Paulo๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดBucharest
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐHong Kong๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดBogotรก๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธBelgrade
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นMilan, Rome๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พNicosia๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชStockholm
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBrussels, Antwerp๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟPrague๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐBratislava
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตTokyo๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐCopenhagen๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทIstanbul
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆKiev๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธMadrid๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผTaipei City
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญZurich๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บBudapest๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆJohannesburg
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑWarsaw๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉJakarta๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งEdinburgh, Glasgow, London, Manchester
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชDublin๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑAmsterdam
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชDubai๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธReykjavรญk๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒNew York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, San Jose, Ashburn, Denver, Boston, Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นVienna๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปRiga

Surfshark also said that itโ€™ll continue to add 10Gbps servers to its arsenal.

Testing the new servers

As soon as we saw the post, we tested how the new 10Gbps servers perform.

First, we checked our base speed in Serbia.

Surfshark test - base speed

Then we hopped onto the closest server affected by the upgrade in Belgrade, Serbia.

The decrease in download speed was only 9.5%.

Surfshark test - Serbia speed

Next, we tried connecting to Bratislava, Slovakia.

The server again performed very well, with the download speed only dropping by 11%.

Surfshark test - Slovakia speed

We increased the distance to the VPN server even more by connecting to one in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The result was a 24% drop in download speed, but our browsing experience remained unchanged.

Surfshark test - Netherlands speed

Lastly, we connected to a server in Ashburn, US, to test the performance of Surfshark’s overseas servers.

Unfortunately, we witnessed a 92.5% drop in download speed. However, it was still enough to browse the web and watch YouTube videos without interruptions.

Surfshark test - US speed

We tested some other servers in the region, and they performed relatively the same.

Conclusion

Our tests showed that the nearby Surfshark server performed very well after the latest upgrade.

We did get significantly lower speeds when connecting to overseas servers, but we still had an enjoyable online experience.

With Surfshark announcing that itโ€™ll introduce more 10Gbps servers, itโ€™s worth keeping an eye on which locations the provider will choose next.

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