Best kernel for gaming?

Hello garuda, im new to linux gaming and im searching for the best kernel to use

right now i am using this kernel: 5.9.14-99-tkg-bmq

would one of these kernels be better for gaming?

https://github.com/Frogging-Family/linux-tkg or https://github.com/zen-kernel/zen-kernel

thanks all :+1:

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We actually shipped zen kernel before :sweat_smile:
But many people, including me, felt that tkg-bmq is much more responsive and offered better fps.

So, we switched to tkg-bmq

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so right now i am already using this kernel? https://github.com/Frogging-Family/linux-tkg

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run neofetch in terminal. it will show which kernel you are running.

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i already know what kernel im running, lutris tells you.

right now i am using this kernel: 5.9.14-99-tkg-bmq

i just wanted to know if that kernel is the same as this one, https://github.com/Frogging-Family/linux-tkg

yes it is the same

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ok great news :+1:

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I'm not much of a gamer myself, but the tkg kernel offers a lot better performance in normal desktop usage. When I used the zen kernel before, in Arch, I could barely notice a performance increase. The tkg kernel kernel is great. So kudos for officially switching to tkg over zen. :grinning:

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I am running tkg-pds I think I get a little more punch than the bmq while playing games. I have not bench tested anything.

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Thats what Glitchs repo suggests too :thinking:

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There's a selection of kernels in Garuda Settings manager, there you can choose a tkg kernel with a name corresponding to your processor's architecture, and various CPU schedulers (pds, bmq and others). There are some benchmarks for these that say that pds is the fastest, but they may be not right for you. It's about testing yourself right now, as there are still not a lot of enthusiasts that care about that.

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linux-tkg-pds-zen2

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or

uname -r