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Is it just me or does Orgin blow the f*** away Steam in terms of download speed

#1GSWarriors-Posted 10/4/2013 3:19:05 PM
and consistency? I downloaded BF4 demo on Orgin and I got 1mb-1.5mb per second. I thought it was gonna take all day like with Steam which it can download from 50kbps to 2mbps but it's random as f*** and most of the time it's less than 500kbps
#2cody4783Posted 10/4/2013 3:21:49 PM(edited)
Origin downloads compressed files and then artificially inflates the displayed download speed beyond what it's ACTUALLY downloading at.

Unless you're actually monitoring it with external software. Don't go by what the Origin client shows. Steam and Origin both download at the exact speeds my internet allows. Yet, Steam shows the correct 1.5-1.6MB/s, while Origin inflates it to 1.8-2.2MB/s.
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#3BowsaaPosted 10/4/2013 3:21:25 PM
Nope.

Exact opposite for me. 9-10 MB/s on Steam, peak of like 2.5 with it usually staying around 1.5 on Origin for me.
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#4mrCubePosted 10/4/2013 3:22:36 PM
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed
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#5GSWarriors-(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 3:24:30 PM
cody4783 posted...
Origin downloads compressed files and then artificially inflates the displayed download speed beyond what it's ACTUALLY downloading at.

Unless you're actually monitoring it with external software. Don't go by what the Origin client shows. Steam and Origin both download at the exact speeds my internet allows. Yet, Steam shows the correct 1.5-1.6MB/s, while Origin inflates it to 1.8-2.2MB/s.


Well the 5.5 gig download took me less than two hours on orgin. If it were on Steam it would be a minimum of 10 hours
#6steveboblarryPosted 10/4/2013 3:26:22 PM
mrCube posted...
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed

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#7TheFeshPincePosted 10/4/2013 3:27:19 PM
mrCube posted...
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed

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#8Digital StormPosted 10/4/2013 3:27:30 PM
I wouldn't know. I don't sit there and watch my download. I click install and go do something else.
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#9dragon504Posted 10/4/2013 3:35:17 PM
I have no problems getting near my max speed on either service.
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#10Orestes417Posted 10/4/2013 3:38:54 PM
Doesn't matter how you look at it, the full BF3 + expacs in under 45 minutes is damned fast.
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