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

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GSWarriors-
3 years ago#1
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

User Info: cody4783

cody4783
3 years ago#2
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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User Info: Bowsaa

Bowsaa
3 years ago#3
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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mrCube
3 years ago#4
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed
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GSWarriors-
3 years ago#5
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

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steveboblarry
3 years ago#6
mrCube posted...
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed
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TheFeshPince
3 years ago#7
mrCube posted...
Both of them max out my connection and get about the same speed
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User Info: Digital Storm

Digital Storm
3 years ago#8
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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User Info: dragon504

dragon504
3 years ago#9
I have no problems getting near my max speed on either service.
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User Info: Orestes417

Orestes417
3 years ago#10
Doesn't matter how you look at it, the full BF3 + expacs in under 45 minutes is damned fast.
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