What linux? What kernel? What video card? What monitor? What resolution?
What video drivers? A lot of things make a difference.
I actually get better performance from Linux these days than I do from my Windows box.
( Admittedly, it is nVidia 2080 vs nVidia 1080 ) .. but even so.
Remember your monitor has to support the refresh rate you type in, if you type a higher number, it may slow you down or even break. Also what is the pixel color change speed 4ms or lower is good.
This monitor is 1ms GTG. Even the cable and monitor can make a difference. For example one monitor I have supports 144Hz using the display port, but only 60Hz using HDMI.
Another monitor I have supports 60Hz in 2k (QHD) mode, but only 30Hz in 4k mode.
All these little things like flipping and texture mapping make a big difference.
A newer kernel can also speed things up. I would recommend 4.18 or newer.
I am currently running 5.8.16.