How much bandwidth does online PC gaming use? (tethering question)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ObsidianBlade, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. ObsidianBlade macrumors regular

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    Was considering using my LTE to tether to play games like Battlefield 3 and what not when I'm at my friend's house from time to time. He's got a crappy 1mb connection that is rather inconsistent. If tethering for a game uses a lot, I'll certainly not tether for it of course. Data is kinda precious.

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Theres honestly no way to answer that or even give any kind of useful range.

    It depends on the game. Some games download lots of data to your machine, others do not. Theres really no way to answer.
     
  3. ObsidianBlade thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well that kinda sucks, but makes sense I suppose. Thanks for replying.
     
  4. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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  5. Tzuten macrumors 6502

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    Online gaming is more about your ping/latency than bandwidth. I work in the industry and the typical bandwidth for a fps game is very low.
     

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