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What Internet speed do I need for Skype or online gaming

Preview Skype Game_ll The more bandwidth you have, the better performance you will get with gaming and skype. With this tutorial you will learn what Internet speed do you need for gaming or skype.

For Skype

speed skype

1. Step Via Skype, you can stream audio and video over the internet so there is certain bandwidth minimum requirement which you must meet to use it. There are various types of video-calling in Skype. The minimum bandwidth requirement for them are outlined on skype.com:

Call typeMinimum download
/ upload speed
Recommended download
/ upload speed
Calling30kbps / 30kbps100kbps / 100kbps
Video calling /
Screen sharing
128kbps / 128kbps300kbps / 300kbps
Video calling
(high-quality)
400kbps / 400kbps500kbps / 500kbps
Video calling
(HD)
1.2Mbps / 1.2Mbps1.5Mbps / 1.5Mbps
Group video
(3 people)
512kbps / 128kbps2Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(5 people)
2Mbps / 128kbps4Mbps / 512kbps
Group video
(7+ people)
4Mbps / 128kbps8Mbps / 512kbps

Source:skype.com

  • Skype does not require the best connection – video calling is possible at 128kbps, only for HD video-calling you need a better bandwidth

 

For Gaming

2. Step For gaming you need to have a fast Internet otherwise it will not only take lot of time just to load your games, the real problem will be your latency / ping. It is recomended to have atleast 512 Kbps Internet for gaming, but 2048kbps is loads better and will significantly improve your gaming experience

speed game

Conclusion

You need to have good Internet bandwidth to use skype video calls or play video games. Although it might work with a poor connection the video quality won’t be great or you will have a terrible lag and ping in your favorite games, making the game unplayable.

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Published: Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 Last Modified: January 29, 2013

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