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AWS T2 vs T3 Performance


Amazon just came out with the new 3rd generation of burst-able EC2 servers and to keep things short, you should shut down your t2 servers and restart them as t3.

t2.micro

1 Core from an Intel Xeon E5-2676 v3 @ 2.40Ghz (released 2013)
1GB Memory
3227 Geekbench Single-Core
3025 Geekbench Multi-Core
15.5 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/10317875

t3.micro

2 Core from an Intel Xeon Undisclosed @ 2.50Ghz
1GB Memory
3437 Geekbench Single-Core
4571 Geekbench Multi-Core
9.31 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
https://browser.geekbench.com/v4/cpu/10317960

 

From the looks of it, clock speed is only marginally higher but that isn’t the impressive part. On the t2.micro, it was not unexpected to see the multi-core score lower than the single core, but now that t3.micro has 2 core, its able to get a huge 1,500 boast to its score which will help with multi-threaded processes like webservers.


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