20070704 - Network Latency

Here is some interesting network latency info.

  1. (6.8fps) 147ms ping time from California to London (round trip).
  2. (16fps) 60ms ping time from Chicago to Utah (round trip).
  3. (4fps) 250ms maximum ping time to most anywhere on internet.
  4. Maximum tollerance for FPS is 200ms ping (5fps).
  5. Ideal is 50ms ping (20 fps).

A P2P (peer to peer) game will have 1/2 the latency of the standard server model. No need to send to server and back, players just send directly to other players. So a P2P network connection from New York to California, should be able to have under a 50ms one way trip (20fps)!