What is suggested download speed and upload speed for good gaming?

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#1 Posted by FFVIIROCKS (1176 posts) -

I have to option of getting a service that allows up to 10 Mbps download, but it does 1 mbps upload for sure, but no higher.

I hear to have good connection speed for great online gaming, you should also have a really good upload speed.

Is the 10 Mbps enough to off set the lame upload speed, or does upload not really matter as much when it comes to gaming?

#2 Posted by dbzee_cool (243 posts) -

A few years ago people used to game online on connections of 512k/1mb (with no lag), which at that time was perfectly fine. It also depends on your distance from the server. A 10mb connection is largely overkill tbh.

#3 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23362 posts) -

A few years ago people used to game online on connections of 512k/1mb (with no lag), which at that time was perfectly fine. It also depends on your distance from the server. A 10mb connection is largely overkill tbh.

dbzee_cool
No... it's not. My connection of 100/20 is.
#4 Posted by FFVIIROCKS (1176 posts) -

[QUOTE="dbzee_cool"]

A few years ago people used to game online on connections of 512k/1mb (with no lag), which at that time was perfectly fine. It also depends on your distance from the server. A 10mb connection is largely overkill tbh.

JigglyWiggly_

No... it's not. My connection of 100/20 is.

Damn...how much you payin for internet?

#5 Posted by scottahuch (1580 posts) -

1mb/sec down and 128k up is plenty for online gaming

I've been using 512k for online games for years, the only game I've had a problem with is Crysis for lag.

32 player matches in Bad Company 2 run without a hitch, same with 25 player raids (and 80 player BG's for that matter) in World of Warcraft. Hell, me and my brother were able to do two 25 man raids at the same time sharing the 512k connection, both of us having ventrilo running at the same time. There were a couple hitches, but nothing affected the gameplay much at all.

10mb/s is WAY more than you need for online gaming, upload speed for online gaming means almost nothing as well.

Edit: Here's a speed test, =P. This bullcrap costs us $60/month :cry:

#6 Posted by JigglyWiggly_ (23362 posts) -

[QUOTE="JigglyWiggly_"][QUOTE="dbzee_cool"]

A few years ago people used to game online on connections of 512k/1mb (with no lag), which at that time was perfectly fine. It also depends on your distance from the server. A 10mb connection is largely overkill tbh.

FFVIIROCKS

No... it's not. My connection of 100/20 is.

Damn...how much you payin for internet?

nut sayinbut I can post this *whistles*  Speeds are not edited

#7 Posted by RobboElRobbo (13668 posts) -

I believe ping is the most important. I get no lag and my dl is roughly 1mbps but my ping is really low (like 5ms)

#8 Posted by kraken2109 (12948 posts) -

Do i win?

#9 Posted by FFVIIROCKS (1176 posts) -

Is there a way to dertimine Ping? I mean I assume you cant like pay for low ping or anything, its just strickly what your ISP provides huh.

#10 Posted by jrhawk42 (12764 posts) -

all you need for gaming is about 1/2 a meg up and down.

What is really important is ping, packet loss and jitter. Ping (aka latency) is how fast the information travels. The slower the information the more "lag" you get. Packet loss is important but this isn't really a problem anymore. If you're having packet loss problems it's probably your home network more than your ISP. Jitter is the amount of change there is in your ping. Some games will actually make adjustments to make latency less noticeable, but these can become bad if you ping is jumping from good to bad constantly.

#11 Posted by kamikaze_pigmy (8362 posts) -
 scottahuch
Ahem...
#12 Posted by SPBoss (3630 posts) -
Anything above 50ms ping is bad, even worse on consoles as there is controller latency
#13 Posted by Twigs54 (1 posts) -

Then maybe you can help me with this. I get much faster connection on my machine than you and on all of my online shooters there is a delay that causes me to get my ass shot off most of the time. Just tested at 76 pings, 20.46mbps D/L and 4.6mbps U/L. If you consider this to be outstanding then why do I have such a delay. I would have to say that there's a half second delay. There is no question that I shot the other guy first but on a kill cam it shows me standing there with my finger up the wazoo. What do you think?

#14 Posted by MonsieurX (28649 posts) -
Necro thread :(
#15 Posted by DeX2010 (3991 posts) -
Its not really the speed that matters, its the ping time It gives. Ping is basically the time it takes for data to get from you, to the server/host and back to you. You generally want
#16 Posted by kraken2109 (12948 posts) -

Then maybe you can help me with this. I get much faster connection on my machine than you and on all of my online shooters there is a delay that causes me to get my ass shot off most of the time. Just tested at 76 pings, 20.46mbps D/L and 4.6mbps U/L. If you consider this to be outstanding then why do I have such a delay. I would have to say that there's a half second delay. There is no question that I shot the other guy first but on a kill cam it shows me standing there with my finger up the wazoo. What do you think?

Twigs54
76 ping is bad. 1000ms is 1 second, so you're getting a delay of 0.076 seconds. Also, super old thread.
#17 Posted by DeX2010 (3991 posts) -
Damn! :/ I've been tricked. I never check the date on these threads.
#18 Posted by Atmanix (6927 posts) -

Please don't bump old threads.