Shadow includes a Statistics panel to help you see the quality of your Shadow's stream from a data perspective. This data includes your stream's images per second, bandwidth, ping, and packet loss. You can open the Statistics panel from the Shadow Control Panel or Quick Menu.
Images per second
Measures how many images are displayed on your Shadow per second. The number of images increases when Shadow displays any moving graphics, such as playing a game or even opening an application. This is limited by the refresh rate your Shadow is set to (usually 60Hz or 144Hz).
💡 Tip: Think Shadow can show more images per second? Try changing Shadow's refresh rate. Shadow can support refresh rates up to 144Hz on 1080p displays.
Shows how much bandwidth your internet connection is using to stream Shadow. This increases when you're in-game or running another application that requires Shadow to display more images per second. To limit your bitrate usage, you can adjust your allocated bandwidth from the Shadow Control Panel.
💡 Tip: If you haven't started Shadow, use open the Settings from the Shadow launcher to adjust your allocated bandwidth.
The amount of time it takes for your connection to communicate with our data centers, in milliseconds. Ping is relative to your internet connection. If your ping is unstable or exceeds 35ms, this may cause you to experience high latency or "lag". Using a 5GHz Wifi connection or Ethernet cable may help lower latency.
Displays the percentage of packets lost between your connection and Shadow. Packet loss can cause you to experience lag, stuttering, freezing, or your stream to crash altogether. It can also cause Shadow to lose connection with your devices, including USB peripherals. You can prevent packet loss by restarting your router, using a 5GHz Wifi connection or Ethernet cable, or connecting to a different network.
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