Steam Downloading Speeds

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

  1. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    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

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    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

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

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