If you're big on BitTorrent, chances are you've heard of the popular BitTorrent clients uTorrent and Vuze (previously Azureus). According to a study highlighted by all-things-BitTorrent blog TorrentFreak, uTorrent download speeds outpace Vuze speeds by up to 30 per cent on some ISPs.
The research revealed a remarkable speed difference with uTorrent users getting 16% higher download speeds than Vuze users. On average uTorrent users reached a 176 Kbps download speed while Vuze users were stuck at 151 Kbps on the same torrents and with the same ISPs.
The reason for the speed disparity: Researches believe that variations in the way the applications distribute peers, how they handle connections and how they discover new peers influences the speed. If you aren't already using uTorrent — our favourite BitTorrent client — these results seem to provide compelling reasons to switch. Hit up the full post over at TorrentFreak for more details.
uTorrent Download Speeds Beat Vuze By 16% [TorrentFreak]