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by marvingain
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

The resolution i'm talking about is the Retina display scaling in the OSX System Preferences / Display. If running at another screen scaling than the default, it seems to eat CPU cycles, mainly when scaling to simulate 1920x1080 resolution. that's why i asked what resolution you were using, as scal...
by marvingain
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Allright, I think I might have found another important culprit here also. The cooling system on the Macbook Pro Retina. I installed the Intel Power Gadget app to measure actual CPU speed and temp on both computers, and ran the Aalto-test on Ableton Live until the audio started to crackle. The reason...
by marvingain
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Made me curious. Do visible mixer meters and display resolution affect CPU by very much? I think you hit the spot here! I tried changing resolution again, and this time it had a big effect on performance. When i tried this last time, it made no difference. Then Live might have been disturbed by ano...
by marvingain
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Made me curious. Do visible mixer meters and display resolution affect CPU by very much? I think you hit the spot here! I tried changing resolution again, and this time it had a big effect on performance. When i tried this last time, it made no difference. Then Live might have been disturbed by ano...
by marvingain
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Sure I can try installing Sierra on the 2011 as well, but i'm not sure what purpose it will serve except for maybe fucking things up, as i'm pretty sure the problem is with Sierra. That's what you assume. IMHO for no good reason. I have the RME Babyface and a 2011 MBP myself. Cool, and it's running...
by marvingain
Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Sure I can try installing Sierra on the 2011 as well, but i'm not sure what purpose it will serve except for maybe fucking things up, as i'm pretty sure the problem is with Sierra. Then i just TM back to Mavericks again. I'm not really that interested in the comparison test results, even though my p...
by marvingain
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Yes, app nap is turned off, both in Power settings, and specific for Live.app. And the reason that the 2011 MBP isn't running Sierra is that I'm afraid to death of fucking up a perfectly working system :) I think maybe the indexing processes can be a part of the problem, as when I completely shut do...
by marvingain
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

This is some very useful info, will try out the tips and post the results! Thank you very much!
by marvingain
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Re: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Hi! It's the install of Sierra that came installed with the computer. And i just got it two weeks ago. Not much installed except for Live so far. Nothing showing up in the activity monitor that gives any clues... Maybe should try to do a complete fresh reinstall of Sierra?
by marvingain
Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed
Replies: 23
Views: 3824

Macbook Pro i7 2011 vs Macbook Pro i7 2015 - insight needed

Hey everyone! I just set up my two Macbook Pros against each other for a performance comparison. YOU'LL NEVER IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! Computer 1: Macbook Pro 2011 i7 Quad Core 2.0 GHz - 8 GB RAM - Samsung 840 SSD - Mavericks 10.9.5 Computer 2: Macbook Pro mid 2015 i7 Quad Core 2.5 GHz - 16 GB RA...
by marvingain
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: New Macbook Pro
Replies: 109
Views: 20345

Live performance test

Has anyone done the Live Performance Test ( https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=191549 ) on the new Macbook Pros yet, and tested how many tracks can run before getting crackles? The geekbench benchmarks states that the 2016 models scores a little bit lower than the mid 2015 models, however...
by marvingain
Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 9 Performance Test
Replies: 173
Views: 45543

Re: Live 9 Performance Test

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 18 % (with 8 tracks) 2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Pro Early 2011 15" 3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.8 4) Ableton Live version? 9.1 beta13 5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7-2635QM 2000 MHz (4 cores) 6) Amount of Ram? 4 GB 7) Soundcard? RME Babyface 8) Har...