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05-21-2019 10:58 PM
UltraMega
Quote: Originally Posted by ToTheSun! View Post
Battle(non)sense measured a maximum of 1.2 Mbps for BFV, which is a little bit off from "10mbps".

Still, it merits a correction for my previous statement conveying that 1 Mbps is enough. Considering Battlefield is the worst offender, perhaps a general rule that 2 Mbps is enough is more truthful.
On you're right, I misread what I had seen about BF5.
05-21-2019 03:17 PM
fra z Like mentioned before I've not gamed yet online but will at some point when I get round to it.

And it seems quick speed not necessary (but I took out 4 G contract now I get 3 G speeds even though 4 G is available that is a gripe but not a deal breaker to gaming online with according to the other members here.

Latency - what is the highest acceptable just so I know?

And naturally packet loss is not wanted - someone mentioned
05-21-2019 09:15 AM
luisxd A few years ago I used to have a 1Mb connection and played all sorts of online games with no problem at all, main problem could be your latency.
05-21-2019 08:59 AM
fra z Yes reason why I'm asking is I will play a game or two at some point but have not yet. My BB provider is WI-FI & 4G but for some reason is being put through 3G but I'm paying for 4G but the speeds are not what they were now I've been a customer for 6-7 months.

Some people I know speak of 50-60 Mb/s (mega-bits)-whilst the service I have when it first started was 23------25------30_____sometimes_+__mega-bits_per_second.

Recently though it was down to 6-7__Mbps___which is not what I'm paying for.

Now I complained to BB provider__speed today is 2 Mbps (maybe a game is going on)__???_we'll see!!!!

Few years ago it was telephone 5-6-8---Mbps____

Ping varies____but I can't speak of packet loss yet.

Anyhow, that is why I'm here to ascertain the minimum speed for all games.

Someone here mentioned 10 Mbps - or way less.

For downloading drivers I've had speeds at 500 KB/s - to - 2MB/s -mega/bytes.

If BB provider doesn't fix the speeds I move service to another provider but need to know minimum speed which I now know.

And packet loss is most important ---

Yes I do BB speed tests via Google search then a list of TEST pop up from different sites to test the speed - If they are good and accurate then all when and good !!!!
05-21-2019 04:42 AM
speed_demon I played BF4 regularly on 64 man servers through my 700kb(at best) 3G cell phone hotspot. Had no issues and was typically 45-60 ping in game.

When I upgraded to 3Mb spectrum land line the internet was unusable for gaming. Ping was ~14 in my favorite servers but frequent packet loss was a deal breaker.

fra z - Have you run a speed test lately?
05-21-2019 04:11 AM
ToTheSun!
Quote: Originally Posted by UltraMega View Post
It depends on the game. As long as you have 'enough' bandwidth, latency is really the only factor however some games use a lot more than other. BF5 is the biggest offender I know of and can use up to about 10mbps. A game like rocket league would probably do fine with half a mbps, so long as the latency is good.
Battle(non)sense measured a maximum of 1.2 Mbps for BFV, which is a little bit off from "10mbps".

Still, it merits a correction for my previous statement conveying that 1 Mbps is enough. Considering Battlefield is the worst offender, perhaps a general rule that 2 Mbps is enough is more truthful.
05-21-2019 01:09 AM
UltraMega It depends on the game. As long as you have 'enough' bandwidth, latency is really the only factor however some games use a lot more than other. BF5 is the biggest offender I know of and can use up to about 10mbps. A game like rocket league would probably do fine with half a mbps, so long as the latency is good.

Latency is how fast the info travels and bandwidth is how much data at once. A better latency is always good but higher bandwidth will make little to no difference so long as you have enough for the games you play.
05-20-2019 10:52 PM
Darren9 If you're joining servers 1Mb is more than fine, if it's that peer hosted nonsense you won't be very popular if it picks you to host (and it will ).
05-20-2019 01:01 AM
ToTheSun! Pretty sure you're not going to break 100 KB/s either way. So, I expect 1 Mb/s Internet to be enough. Like previously stated, ping and stability are much more important.
05-19-2019 05:12 PM
skupples
Quote: Originally Posted by fra z View Post
Hello,

I've got a technical question about internet speed and bandwidth.

To play a game online with other players such as a car racing game or sports or whatever else is played online what is the minimum acceptable internet speed in Gb/s - Giga-bits-per-second?

Got a bit of a nasty shock today with internet speed down at 5-8 mega-bits per second - When the service was taken out it was around 25-30 mega-bits per second but has plummeted recently which would be a deal breaker for the service being carried on.

I don't have high speed broadband but I've been told it is coming at some point

So I need to figure the lowest internet speed that is possible to online games without any problems in mega bits per second.

Thanks in advance ---
latency and packet loss is way more important than your up/down, specially if you're the only one using that slow line.
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