Prestige Worldwide wrote:
Ran this 3 times, still getting 1000us.
I don't have heaps of experience, but Scott's opinion seems to be that modern computers don't suffer from this nearly as much.
I also don't have experience with it in Windows 8. Does that mean the DPC Latency Checker is giving wrong readings in Windows 8? Or do the posts you found suggest that Windows 8 is actually subject to higher latency?
You won't notice it as a crackle, but like a quick dropout in streaming. Think of it like a CD that skips briefly then continues playing, except it's not a CD, it's your media player. I would describe it as a hiccup in streaming, often a half second pause like it is almost but not quite able to buffer quickly enough. I think it's also subjective not just to how bad the delay is, but how intensive the streaming requirements are in terms of bitrate. For example, I don't have trouble streaming 720p video from my laptop to my TV over HDMI, but I do at 1080p. I see occasional jerkiness in the framerate that irritates me beyond reason, yet my movie guests don't notice at all.
As I mentioned above, and as the Thesycon people suggest, start turning off stuff in your device manager (temporarily) to see if that brings your latency down. Sure, disabling your networking capabilities (for example) isn't a long-term fix, but at least then you know what is causing it. And then you can consider purchasing a different brand network adapter if it is bad enough.