For those of you that play online games (at home of course), there's now a new online playability tool by Ubicom. The free testing tool found at Ubicom helps online gamers defeat "game lag."
Now, with the Ubicom tool, gamers determine their Online Playability Score (OPScore), a benchmark that can be used to effectively tune users' home networks and Internet connections to greatly reduce game lag.
Online gaming performance can be affected by traffic congestion in broadband modems and routers caused by such high bandwidth applications as file sharing, e-mail, and picture uploads. The result is delay, jitter, and loss of data experienced as game lag.
OPScore values relate directly to scoring in games such as "frags" per minute in Quake 3, ranging from 0.0 (unplayable) to 5.0 (optimal performance). The OPScore test can be run from any Windows PC with an Internet connection.
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