Originally Posted by Argowashi
Isn't it also possible to get insanely low OS overheard and DPC latency on Linux by making it really, really barebones and changing some settings? Like, Gentoo minimum amount of packages installed barebones here but I wouldn't know for sure as I've never tried Linux before.
For what? Gaming? Yes, I guess.
You could just install the essentials and make it weight less and have less OS overhead than Windows.
You could also build your own Real Time kernel from scratch, or your own low latency distro. There are some ultra low latency distros built specially for trading and audio recording.
Professional recording studios, gameservers and trading computers use Linux because of the low lantecy capatibilies it can offer, instead of a closed OS, like Windows. But at the end, it doesn't matter that much. Processors nowadays are fast enough to handle different tasks at the same time close to real time.
DPC lantecy is mostly caused by faulty drivers, software, etc; not your OS's fault. I wouldn't change from Windows to Linux just to get 'lower latency', that you won't even notice.
Gameserves hosted on an 1000hz kernel Linux PC is a must, tho.
Forgot to add that, lowlatency, rt, realtime kernels add a lot of overhead; so that not might be what you want.Edited by senileoldman - 9/27/17 at 2:38pm