LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by pulse » Thu May 06, 2010 1:09 pm

Here are the results for my 3 tools:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 48%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Apple iMac bought November 2008
3) Operating System: OS X 10.5.8
4) Ableton Live version: 8.1.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram: 2 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it): internal
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks?: 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 53%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Apple Macbook Pro bought February 2008
3) Operating System: OS X 10.5.8
4) Ableton Live version: 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo 2,4 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram: 4 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it): ESI Quatafire
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 5400 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks?: 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 91%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Desktop PC
3) Operating System: Windows XP Pro
4) Ableton Live version: 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel P4 3 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram: 2 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it): RME Multiface (PCI)
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks?: 2

My PC is the oldiest machine, but vouah I never thought it would be so bad ...
Looks like I would buy an express card for my RME and get rid of the PC ...

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by palSLAPS » Fri May 07, 2010 4:12 am

3phase wrote:Anybody knows how L 8.13 compares to the previous versions? isit more hungry?
It's pretty much the same.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by smaucher » Wed May 12, 2010 8:51 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 39%
2. Laptop: Dell Latitude E6500
3. OS: Win7x64
4. Ableton Live version: 8.1.3
5. CPU Make, model and speed: Intel Core 2 Duo P9700 @2.8GHz
6. Amount of RAM: 4GB DDR2 800Mhz
7. Soundcard : Focusrite Saffire pro40
8. Hard disk drive speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by cotdagoo » Sat May 15, 2010 1:16 am

nebulae wrote:I'm curious about how the new AMD Hexacore will fare on this test!
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % 30 (32 playback tracks gets 67% - crackling starting to happen at 48 tracks)
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Self Build Desktop
3. Operating System? Windows XP sp3
4. Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Amd Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8Ghz (6 cores)
6. Amount of Ram? 4gigs ddr2-1033 (3.25 used by xp)
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Motu Ultralite (256 samples) driver v3.7.37320
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JES » Mon May 17, 2010 12:34 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) : 55%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple Macbook Pro C (2007)
3) Operating System? OSX 10.5.8
4) Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel ore2Duo 2.4
6) Amount of Ram? 4gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Native audio
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm (WD Scorpio Blue 500gb)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

I'd love to see a test from someone running an i7 Macbook pro with 8gb RAM to see if the RAM increase makes a big difference.

ALSO, does a difference in performance from 33 to 55% mean that the computer with the 55% score is 60% as fast as the computer with the 33% score? What are we measuring here?

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Exact same hardware with 3 boot OS's: 3 different CPU result

Post by mrdelurk » Sat May 22, 2010 12:35 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 8% with Windows 7 (same 1 computer) - overclocked to the max
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 17% with OSX 10.6 (same 1 computer)
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 23% with OSX 10.6.3 (same 1 computer)
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 22% with Windows 7 (same 1 computer) - no overclocking
2. Desktop: Custom HackMac
3. OS: I settled on OSX 10.6, as I'm a Mac guy
4. Ableton Live version: 8.1.3
5. CPU Make, model and speed: i7 920 @3.32GHz
6. Amount of RAM: 6GB
7. Soundcard : onboard
8. Hard disk drive speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ikareyo » Sun May 23, 2010 11:53 am

Hello,

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % : 49%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple Macbook Pro 13" (2010)
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core2Duo 2.4
6) Amount of Ram? 4gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Internal
Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by McQ714 » Sun May 23, 2010 6:41 pm

^ very pro indeed! congrats on overpaying for a laptop with 2 year old CPU! imagine what you could've got for $1200 had you gone with a PC laptop instead.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by theys » Tue May 25, 2010 3:56 am

Just got a new setup, had some curious results...

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 19%
2) Computer type/model: custom PC
3) Operating System: Windows 7 (x64)
4) Ableton Live version: 8.0.8
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core i7-860
6) Amount of Ram: 4GB 1600mHz
7) Soundcard: RME HDSP 9652 (latest driver)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200
9) Number of playback tracks: 8

I tried it at lower sample rates just for kicks, and the last one is where it gets interesting:
@ 256: 21%
@ 128: 26%
@ 64: 36%
@ 32: 32%

So I can't figure out how it went DOWN for the lowest setting on my card; granted, a good problem to have, unless there's something I'm missing...

Haven't had the urge to go to 8.1.3 yet because of the incompatible files, but if I make the leap I'll post the results.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by longjohns » Tue May 25, 2010 5:34 am

25.312549731548%

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by spektralisk » Tue May 25, 2010 4:23 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 33%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook Pro, May 2010
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7 2.66GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Saffire
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ikareyo » Wed May 26, 2010 12:01 pm

^ very pro indeed! congrats on overpaying for a laptop with 2 year old CPU! imagine what you could've got for $1200 had you gone with a PC laptop instead.
To: McQ714 (sorry, i'm french and i don't speak english very nice...)

Lol...Ce thread est là pour poster des performances et pas pour faire des commentaires pourries comme ceux la...

J'ai acheté ce macbook pour les raisons suivantes:
-pour sa petite taille
-son petit prix
-son autonomie est inégalée
-pour faire de la scène
-Je ne travaille qu'avec le sampler et les effets de Live (pas de synthé temps réel). Pour une vingtaine de pistes en action, la jauge CPU ne dépasse pas 50 %, ça me suffit amplement.
-Je n'ai pas l'argent pour investir dans un 15" et je prends énormément de plaisir a travailler avec un bel objet de qualité, pas comme les bouts de plastique tout moche de chez Hp ou autres...et j'ai le droit d'y attacher de l'importance...c'est comme les guitaristes qui aiment jouer avec un Gibson et pas une poubelle de guitare, c'est un peu féminin mais tellement humain...

Mais voila, je suis heureux de mon achat :mrgreen:

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by McQ714 » Wed May 26, 2010 4:11 pm

Je suis un américain laid. Je ne parle pas du français. J'ai pris cinq ans de classes françaises à l'école. Je ne me souviens pas de n'importe quoi. J'ai eu les traductions pour le dernier deux phrases. Mon arrière grand-mère était de Paris. Si j'ai pris des leçons françaises pour que je pourrais avoir une conversation avec elle. Elle est morte depuis si je n'ai pas à n'importe qui parler de français avec plus.

Avez-vous compris cela?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by tecgen » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:16 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 79%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Thinkpad X60s
3) Operating System? Win XP SP3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Core Duo @1.66Ghz L2400
6) Amount of Ram? 3GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Terratec Phase X24 Firewire, Driver & Asio Version 2.44.00.00
8} Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by trilo » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:37 pm

New machine, just got Live installed.

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 24%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.1.3
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 8-Core 2.26GHz Xeon
6) Amount of Ram? 32GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? FastTrack Pro 1.8.0
Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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