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Broadband Speed

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jimortality, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. jimortality

    Premium Member

    How fast are your BB speeds? I'm getting 200mb download but only 12mb upload. I may be looking to downscale to cut costs. What's the ideal amount for gaming.
  2. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    Talking Door Racing Premium Member

    I game with 15 down and 1 up, what really matters, if you don't host a server obviously, is the stability of connection. Always look for stable and low pings.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015
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  3. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Connection quality is far more important than bandwidth. Of course bandwidth helps if there's many people using the connection at the same time but in multiplayer gaming getting the data delivered and received quickly and without losing packets is the highest priority.

    I used to have 15mb adsl with BE which was rock solid. I moved to cable when they where bought out by sky as whilst the bandwidth remained the same pings increased and packet loss too. I'm on 50mb down and 3mb up now, pings are good and connection quality is typically high. The extra bandwidth is nice when downloading but for gaming alone I wouldn't feel the need to go any higher.
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  4. Ricoow

    RedShift Racing RDLMS #6 / RDRC #163 Premium Member

    A game like CS:GO only uses around 50-100Kb/s. Assetto Corsa full server (24 drivers) requires around 4 Mb download. (As you only upload your own car statistics that would be a lot lower) At least the 4 Mb down is what AcServerManager tells the server needs, so that could be 4 / 24Mbps as well...
    I am running on 50 down and 50 up at the moment :) Most important with anything above 10Mbps is that you do not have packet loss as said above ;)
  5. Hello, i have 1000 mbit connection, usually i get about 50%-60 % of this in the day and more at night.
    Last Result:
    Download Speed: 641575 kbps (80196.9 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Upload Speed: 205384 kbps (25673 KB/sec transfer rate)
    Latency: 8 ms
    ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2015‎ ‎2‎:‎59‎:‎56‎ ‎PM
    There still is warping in AC sometimes.
  6. Matheus Machado

    Matheus Machado
    Talking Door Racing Premium Member

    Maybe it's related to packet loss, and ping fluctuations. I had packet loss occasionally with my old ISP and with the new one it was gone in my end. But if others have it, there is no way to avoid it.

    Check if your ping is normal while you are having your warping and check pingtest.net for packet loss.:thumbsup:
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