SABAYON & ARCH and 1000 Hz or real time kernels
Ubuntu is the most used distro - Mint is ubuntu with some adds -
But it is not the best in performance.
It would be helpful to add to the mix SABAYON - 1000 Hz kernel in Sabayon vs 300 Hz in MS WOS and 100 Hz in Ubuntu -
This articles explains how to compile Ubuntu 64 bits kernel at 1000 Hz or "real time kernel" for better playing
ARCH is also an almost Rolling Release distro that a lot of Linux advanced users like to use.
Ubuntu default kernel is not make for gaming, making this benchmark this way is a bad favour you make to yourself.