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Author Topic: 4G - how much lag?  (Read 165 times)


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4G - how much lag?
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:55:39 PM »

I was wondering about these mobile technologies, 4G with 5G coming soon, what are they like for lag?

Will they be able to be used for gaming?
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Re: 4G - how much lag?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 07:50:38 AM »

I tried gaming over 3G a while back and it was fine for "slow games"like Eve Online or Civ where a bit of lag wasn't that important but for more "twitchy" games like FPS etc where reactions are important then even I noticed the latency, and I am rubbish at them.

From what I read, once the ping goes over 100 ms it actively impairs you performance vs low ping players in games which require "reactions"

I believe you can get down to 80 ms lag on 4G, no idea about 5G