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Old 12-10-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Default Is there a big difference between 3Mbps and 6Mbps when it comes to Xbox Live?

I know I'm a bit behind the times since I just got Halo 3 and I'm looking into getting my own internet connection since I just moved in with the gf. Since I can't get cable where I live, the only options I have are AT&T DSL service at 3Mbps or 6Mbps download with 384Kbps and 512Kbps upload respectively.

Since I'm going to be putting in some serious time into Xbox Live, do I really need 6Mbps or is the 3Mbps service enough to ensure the smooth, lag-free game play that is identical to the single-player campaign?
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You'll be good with 3MPbs. Only problem is connecting to other *******s who have crappy bandwith.
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latency is the key to gaming, not throughput.
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latency is the key to gaming, not throughput.
Is there anything I can do on my end to affect that?
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Playing with other people who live close to you will help with latency issues... Might also use cable connection instead of wireless on your 360...
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wireless definitely doesn't help.

I've heard that DSL typically has better latency than cable, even though cable is higher bandwidth. [citation needed]
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