Latency

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Latency may refer to any of the following:

Latency1. Latency is the time required for a computer on a network to respond to a request. The lower the number, the faster the response.

2. When referring to hardware, latency is the time required for a computer hardware device to respond to a request made by another device. However, in the cast of hardware, latency is more commonly referred to as the Access time.

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