Where Is The Best Latency Test!
Latency is more sensitive than your typical ICMP ping for real connection issues. But both are complimentary to each other. ICMP will show you the best case, Latency (using TCP) isn't as forgiving. Even running this latency test on great computers with great networks shows that TCP isn't perfect. Don't expect a perfect score. But better computers on better networks always fair much better. Exactly what we like to test here. You can ping the servers from your command line at the same time you're testing to get a comparison. Because there is less to go wrong at the layer ping runs on you can expect a lower result from your command line. Think of it this way, Latency tests beyond normal ping so there are more variables that can affect the result. Equals higher result.