I'm facing a situation, where I have a high end Lynx Aurora 8 A/D and D/A converter, and I was initially running windows 10. I experienced high CPU spikes and problems with audio, but absolutely no problems on my macbook, with literally the smallest amount latency I've ever seen on there. The Windows PC in question is a custom PC, with 16gb of ram, SSD operating system drive, 970GTX Nvidia Graphic Card, and one of the latest and best i7 intel processors to ensure no problems occur with heavy productions. I changed to windows 8, and the problems reduced, but latency is still a problem and I still get problems with CPU spikes in cubase, although not as much.
The main problem at hand is the windows ASIO drivers are complete nonsense when it comes to actually being efficient, in comparison to the core audio of the mac, but I'm looking to achieve optimization as much as I can with the windows system.
Would it prioritize the data transfer by running it through a PCI-Express card(usb outputs obviously) and then plug my lynx a/d converter in there instead of the motherboard? I'm thinking that it would achieve a better and more optimized data transfer because of its bandwidth.
Correct me if I'm mistaken or please offer some guidance.