It's the time it takes for your request for data to get to a server (like a website), and then for the data to get back to you. Latency is measured in milliseconds, abbreviated “ms”. Most people will begin to notice delays of about 150-200ms. “Ping” is another word that is often used interchangeably with latency.
Hereof, what is a good number for latency?
The higher your latency, the more lag you will have. Any latency below 100 is good, and anything below 50 is very good. Once you get above the 250 mark, lag might become an issue.
Is low latency good for gaming?
A lower latency is preferred, especially for gaming, although while ISP's advertise their download speeds ad nauseum, none indicate their latency. While we all want the lowest latency, it is recommended to have less than 75 to 100 milliseconds for a good gaming connection.
What is the meaning of low latency?
Low latency describes a computer network that is optimized to process a very high volume of data messages with minimal delay (latency). These networks are designed to support operations that require near real-time access to rapidly changing data.