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post #1 of 10
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Hello, I am calling on your experience to help me decide if getting one of these is worth it.

Basically I wanna know how much my ping (on a cod4 server say) would improve if I went from a GTX 260(192) to a 470 or 480? I'm in Australia and the servers are European/US btw, if that makes any difference Currently I get like ping of 280.

I presume I would get "held back" by my other hardware?

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
Ping has nothing to do with GPUs

I know asking this is a long shot but can you change your isp?
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Ping doesn't have to do with graphics, it's all about your connection speed and distance from the server. So it would improve by 0 I think.
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LOL wut
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post #5 of 10
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OK. That's kinda disappointing lol
Would having ADSL2+ help? I'm stuck on standard ADSL for now
And yeah, no, I can't change ISP.
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Originally Posted by Elite GunnerX View Post
Ping has nothing to do with GPUs

I know asking this is a long shot but can you change your isp?
My ping is 30 more when I play on my laptop vs this rig. Same connection. It makes a difference.

OP your ping will drop by 5-10 at the most.
    
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if you have more than one internet provider in your area i would recommend changing lol
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it might help a little but not enough to bring your ping down to playable rates...sorry

Best thing you can do is try and find local severs to play on
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by chatch15117 View Post
My ping is 30 more when I play on my laptop vs this rig. Same connection. It makes a difference.

OP your ping will drop by 5-10 at the most.
Better network adapter on rig? anyways your right would not help more then 5-10 ping anyways
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@ OP

Optimize your internet connection. Check http://www.dslreports.com/

Check the FAQs and ask questions there for help.
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