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A Low-Latency Kernel For Linux Gaming

Michael Larabel

Published on 22 June 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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There was a minimal performance slide when using the low-latency kernel for the DarkPlaces-powered Xonotic.

While some are reportedly seeing better gaming performance when using Ubuntu's low-latency kernel flavor, with the different hardware/drivers that I have tested, there is not any benefit under Ubuntu 12.04 with Linux 3.2. In fact for the first tests shown, if anything there's a small drop in frame-rate.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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