what is ping on pc games?

i just started pc gameing about a month ago and ive noticed something called ping, what is it? and is it good to have low or high ping?

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  • Dragon
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    Vytautas broke down what Ping does.

    so a High ping would mean it took more seconds to reach the server slower. 83ms (mili seconds)

    A Low ping means it took less time to reach the server meaning a faster connection.

    41ms is half the time then the high ping meaning this will work double the speed then the first one.

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Technically speaking a ping is a packet of data being sent from one machine to the other (client to server etc) and the other side gives a feedback packet data. This gives you something called latency which is the time it takes for the packet to make a round trip and it is usually referred to as PING.

    So once more, since many many people get this wrong:

    Latency - the round trip of the packet in the system (server to client and client to server) and is measured in ms usually.

    Ping - a utility that sends packets with request of response and gives a result in ms (Latency)

  • 9 years ago

    It's the delay between your pc and the server. Low ping is best.

  • 9 years ago

    Amount of time for a message to go from one computer to another, and for the receiving machine to acknowledge it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping

    Lower ping is better.

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