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nPerf Launch New Broadband Speed Testing App for PC and MAC

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 2024 (5:55 pm) - Score 1,440
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Internet connection speed benchmarking firm nPerf has today announced the launch of a new app for PC and MAC users, which is said to be capable of testing broadband speeds of up to 10Gbps, with streaming (using the VLC enginer) and browsing tests (using Chromium) now also included. The latter is rare for general speed testers.

Powered by advanced technology developed by the nPerf team and supported by a global network of servers (+3,000), the nPerf desktop application guarantees accurate and reliable results,” claims the announcement. But assessing such things is notoriously difficult and, in our experience, few broadband speed testing platforms are perfect and often suffer from a mix of different caveats.

As usual, broadband speed testers can be affected by various issues, such as slow Wi-Fi, limitations of the tester itself, local network congestion, the performance of remote internet services and so forth. Take with the usual pinch of salt.

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7 Responses
  1. Avatar photo DL says:

    FYI, Mac hardware and macOS are not all capitalised, unlike the networking acronym MAC.

    1. Mark-Jackson Mark Jackson says:

      I did it just to wind you up :).

    2. Avatar photo DL says:

      As long as you don’t start spelling ‘fibre’ as ‘fiber’ as many of the commenters seem to…

    3. Avatar photo Anonymous says:

      @DL – aha I’ve seen that one far many a time!

  2. Avatar photo RaptorX says:

    Small typo: “VLC enginer”. 🙂

  3. Avatar photo Daniel says:

    Just trying the Windows app. After installing it and running, all I get is the error – ‘An unexpected error occurred (AE120)’. Any ideas ?

    1. Avatar photo greg says:

      i have the same issue but i didn’t take time to notice that it’s british software. that explains, dunit old man? cherio! guvna!

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