Based on what? If your speed is great but others are crap you will still experience lag in any P2P game. Also why that speed? Why not 4 or 3?
So that when he's in a game I'm in, I'll be less likely to experience lag.
5Mbps is a far more common speed offered by ISPs than 3 or 4.
So you think it takes as much bandwidth to stream player movements as it does to stream an HD video.
Who's to say somebody else in the house won't be streaming an HD video while he's playing? He asked a question and I gave what I felt is the best answer. It's a decent amount of bandwidth for online gaming and regular internet activities.
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Multiplayer gaming does not require much bandwidth. For example this article tested Crysis 2, found it to be averaging 16.28MB (bytes) download per hour. The 5mbs (bits) recommended ITT would download 2,250MB in that time. So if your house had 138 consoles all running Crysis 2 MP, then you definitely need that 5Mb rate. Otherwise, not so much.
i have 3mbps download. It works decently.. but there are times i wish my connection was a bit better. It can lag a bit if someone else is using youtube or netflix
From Netflix's site:
1.5 Megabits per second - Recommended broadband connection speed 3.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for DVD quality 5.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for HD quality 7.0 Megabits per second - Recommended for Super HD quality