Monday, 18 June 2012

Do gamers have faster internet connections?

There's a body of opinion that live HD video streaming over the internet is the solution to the game industry's pressures. We took a look to see how that option lies on today's connections.

We compared the speeds reported by Akamai's "State of the Internet" report with Steam's dashboard.

These are the results:

Our conclusion would be that there are few significant differences.

Most importantly, however you measure it, ~75% of internet connections are sub 5M bps. That's harsh news for those who think video streaming is the answer for HD gaming.


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