Does Origin provide you with faster download speeds compared to Steam?

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7184 posts) -


#2 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7184 posts) -

I noticed Origin downloaded games a lot faster than Steam, on origin I get around 2 or 3mb/s and on Steam 800kb/s to 1mb/s. Why do you think this is and does it happen to you?

#3 Posted by Kotetsu (36 posts) -

Yeah about 600kbps - 1.2mb/s on steam. I ended up buying BF3 on Direct2drive and got around 6 or so mb/s. I wish I knew the real reason behind steams lame slowness aswell. I even tried many different servers, found Seattles to be the 'best' from my location.

#4 Posted by Talis12 (488 posts) -

i have not downloaded anything with origin yet so i couldnt tell you.. i doubt i will either. if its on steam ill buy it on steam and if its not ill buy it in store.

#5 Posted by amomjc (977 posts) -

I get 4-5 mb/s on Steam and just under 3 mb/s on Origin. I think server load affects that so I may have DLing at a peak time.

#6 Posted by CheapPoison (742 posts) -

For me they are both about 3 megs.

But i really won't be bothered if one is a bit faster. It's not like i can't wait a bit. That and they still provide one of the fastest downloads i have seen so.

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#7 Posted by Winternet (8060 posts) -

Haven't used Origin. But, it seems that way (it happened to Jeff). Depends on your distance to the servers I would assume.

#8 Posted by AlisterCat (5736 posts) -

Steam downloads as fast as my connection will allow, so Origin can only match that or be worse. I haven't downloaded anything there just yet.

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