Originally Posted by Farih
Got them numbers from my backside
Nah, offcourse i havent tested every configuration but like Harney i also deal with lots of computers/custumors and have done for many years.
I have some "audiophile" custumors and they can be very demanding when it comes to latency.
It is indeed known that NV drivers always had more latency then the competition but the days off those 600us peaks are over really with modern CPU's and boards.
Yes if you google Nvidia latency you get lots of results with very high latency but they are mostly all from a several years ago or old/crappy computers.
Not saying that Nvidia drivers are perfect now (for previous generations) but it shouldnt be to hard to stay under 200us with Nvidia drivers now.
I didnt say having above 200us is per definition bad (for some people it is)
I did say that if you do have have it above 200us something else then just Nvidia driver alone could be amiss.
If your fine then it IS fine because its your PC and its about you.
But if i would show a custumor of mine (audio engineer or audiophile) this picture: (your pc) they would refuse to buy/pay for the computer.
Even some of my clients will not take a system anything above 50us .....but these are mainly DAW systems which can be doing 100 + tracks this can be internal audio /virtual instruments /external hardware ..where every clock cycle / polling / multiple drive speeds / ect ect is critical and these have to be built to accomadate this.
so this would be with specific motherboards / ram / GFX /SSD's HHD parts combined i have lists of parts what works well and not so well to get the best results across the board...
However this is an ever changing list as you have to keep up with new tech arriving but for DAW systems i usually use tech that as been in the wild for at least 6 months ...but with gaming peeps they want bleeding edge and want it here and right now hence the little pickle i am in as of now with these dreadful 10's
.You can get some great results with on board GFX or ATI err AMD cards the old matrox cards use to be great...its not just the card itself its mainly the driver that is a fault so called fine tuned
But its not only the parts that are used but the stripping the fat off the OS to make it lean this can take time getting it right
It only takes one part to slow everything down and when your working with 100's of tracks ect its critical to have extremely low latency most latency can be offloaded with ASIO or certain audio accelerator but the PC as a whole still as be as low a latency as you can achieve as it still deals with input output ect.
In audio work its critical as it only takes one track or external device to be out of sync to mess up the whole mix and producer /engineers /artist ect this is a no no a true creative killer as you do not want to be dealing with track sync issues when your trying to get a song down or just being creative..(however some great tracks songs have been made in error because of sync issues so even the ghost in the machine can be a bonus)
I have been there myself many times over the last 22 years and there is nothing worse than things screwing up in mid flight never mind things going to pot in a live environment ..
now as a gaming rig its not that important it still is but not as much ...this is where the problem lies allot of pro users will have say multiple machines one for DAW withno internet connected to these no network driver as these can be a real pain
video editing & gaming internet use and then one for admin use ect this is great if you have the dosh..
but a lot of peeps want a all in one box which is great but this is like a jack of all trades sort of pc and this is where the problem lies trying to get these things combined to run tip top across the board is very difficult...but its possible it just takes more time to tweak...so when you have a series of new cards the 10's where there your adding 100 200 spikes upto 500us+ even after the hot fix ......then this is a major problem to the entire system when its being used as a DAW system never mind anything else