Latency (ping) caused by Internet Speed or Computer Performance?

What causes latency while playing games online? Is it poor Internet speed and bandwidth or is it poor computer performance(or both)? Can someone explain to me how terrible ping occurs?
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  1. A ping is a measurement of the amount of time it takes the packet of info to get from your system to the destination server and back -- so usually a high ping time is caused by the internet providers lines and the traffic on them between your home and the destination server. IT really has nothing to do with the service speed or system performance.
  2. JDFan said:
    A ping is a measurement of the amount of time it takes the packet of info to get from your system to the destination server and back -- so usually a high ping time is caused by the internet providers lines and the traffic on them between your home and the destination server. IT really has nothing to do with the service speed or system performance.

    Alright thanks pal! :)
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