We have two machines with AMD 64 processors, one with Asus motherboard & Via chipset. Another with Asus motherboard with Nvidia chipset. On the one with the Via chipset using WinXP, when an external interrupt is received from a stargen chip, it takes 8 microseconds for the response to the interrupt. On the Nvida chipset, it takes 40 microseconds. Both machines are running the same program (In house developed driver).
Is this a common occurance between different chipsets? Would LinuxBios help this situation any?
The software being developed on .NET will also be ported over to Linux using Mono in the near future (Suse Linux).