Steam Downloading Speeds

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kgeier82, May 14, 2010.

  1. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Anyone else watching these? They are somewhat fast for my free copy of Portal, BUT...

    Steam says 4.x MB/s while activity monitor is about half that. Curious to know why steam is off by so much, maybe to "misrepresent" to the customer?

    Curious what you all are getting. I have the MBP hooked up with an AIRPORTBS @300mb/s, along with the standard Comcast 8/2 speeds.

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  2. kyleh613 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010
    Steam compressed the files that it sends you. What you are seeing is a number for the compressed content and then the content uncompressed and installed on your hard drive. It all happens seamlessly.
  3. kgeier82 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    interesting, this I did not know. THanks! Regardless, 4MB from steam should equal 4MB transferred through the AEBS right?

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