LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by strode420 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:54 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 66%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?: Macbook Pro 2007
3. Operating System?: 10.6.7 OSX
4. Ableton Live version?: 8.2.2 Suite
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed?: 2.16ghz CoreDuo
6. Amount of Ram?: 2gb 667 mhz
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? : MOTU 828mk2 Firewire
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? : 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? : 8

Ugh.... i've been running into more and more issues with my cpu getting bogged down. Last track i did i was steadily in the 65%-75% range, and because of how i had stuff routed i couldn't freeze much. Sound was glitching all over the place and i couldn't hear the track sound right until i bounced it out - which took about 20 minutes! Was running two instances of Circle, one instance of Blue, and a bunch of d16 plugins, but it may be upgrade time.... :? :evil:
Imac 27" 3.4ghz i7 16gb 10.7.4
MBP 15" 2.16ghz CoreDuo 2gb 10.6.8
Logic 9.1.7 & Suite 8.2.7 w/ M4L
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by mrdelurk » Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:59 pm

Same i7-920 desktop, running different host OSes and virtual machines:

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 10% on Windows 7
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 13% on Windows 7 in a Windows 7 virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 20% on Windows 7 in a OSX 10.6 virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 17% on OSX
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 27% on OSX in a Windows 7 virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: --% on OSX in a OSX virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 29% on Linux 32-bit, in a Windows 7 virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 32% on Linux 32-bit, in a OSX virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 21% on Linux 64-bit, in a Windows 7 virtual machine
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 34% on Linux 64-bit, in a OSX virtual machine
2. Desktop: i7-920, Gigabyte X58A-UD3R mobo
3. OS: I'll likely pick the virtual Windows 7
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU speed: 3.3 Ghz to 4.3 Ghz, whatever the OS could bear
6. Amount of RAM: 18GB
7. Soundcard : onboard. Tried an Edirol (Roland) FA-101 too, no difference.
8. Hard disk drive speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

Screen shots of all of the above, and the whole story why going virtual kicks ass:
http://www.southseascave.com/?p=41

alex808
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by alex808 » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:09 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 21
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop / Asus P5qpl-Am
3) Operating System? Win 7 64bit
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 3.12
6) Amount of Ram? 4gb ddr2
7) Soundcard Motu Ultralite Mk3 / 110314
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed 7200 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by m2w » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:43 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) = 16%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 2011 Macbook Pro 17"
3) Operating System? OSX.6.8
4) Ableton Live version? Live Suite 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 2.2Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 8 Gig
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Saffire
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 smiauu » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:08 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 34%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? imac 21¨ mid 2010?
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.8
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 3.06 intel core i3
6) Amount of Ram? 4Gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? integrated onboard
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 pgmjsd » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:53 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 39% steady
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop - Dell XPS 1340
3. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, SP1
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel T9600, 2.8GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 4G
7. Soundcard and driver version: M-Audio Firewire 1814, v5.10.0.5058
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

With the USB audio interface:

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 39% steady
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop - Dell XPS 1340
3. Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit, SP1
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel T9600, 2.8GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 4G
7. Soundcard and driver version: Line 6 Pod X3, v4.2.4.4
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by smaucher » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:29 pm

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) = 26%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Desktop (based on GA EP45-DS3)
3 ) Operating System? Win7x64 Ultimate
4 ) Ableton Live version? Live Suite 8.2.2
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
6 ) Amount of Ram? 8 GiB
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Saffire pro 40
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 smaucher » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:31 pm

mrdelurk wrote:Same i7-920 desktop, running different host OSes and virtual machines:

5. CPU speed: 3.3 Ghz to 4.3 Ghz, whatever the OS could bear
6. Amount of RAM: 18GB

Screen shots of all of the above, and the whole story why going virtual kicks ass:
http://www.southseascave.com/?p=41
wtf! you have a nucelar power station @ home? ;)
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by nms » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:03 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 12%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop PC I built in Dec 2009 based on Gigabyte UD3R
3. Operating System? Win 7 x64
4. Ableton Live version? 8.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 920 D0 2.6ghz overclocked to 3.8ghz (fully stable, cool temps)
6. Amount of Ram? 6GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Lynx Hilo
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? WD Caviar Black 7200 RPM (projects), OCZ SSD (OS)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8


*Maximum number of tracks without dropout: 83 @ 89% cpu usage!

Looking at the other results and the sandybridge numbers.. I'm pretty happy with what I've built and tweaked :)

viva la PC & Windows 7!
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by runningonbravado » Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:53 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 23%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop - MacBook Pro 13" 2011
3. Operating System: OSX 10.6.8
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel i7 2.7GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 8G
7. Soundcard and driver version: M-Audio Fast Track Ultra, 2.1
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by mrdelurk » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:03 am

smaucher wrote:
mrdelurk wrote:5. CPU speed: 3.3 Ghz to 4.3 Ghz, whatever the OS could bear
6. Amount of RAM: 18GB

Screen shots of all of the above, and the whole story why going virtual kicks ass:
http://www.southseascave.com/?p=41
wtf! you have a nuclear power station @ home? ;)
Save for some bits drizzling from the air when the wind blows from Fukushima, no.
I tried since to add performance tests with a 64-bit Windows XP host OS as well, it bricked all the other OS'es. Maybe that's what hit Fukushima too...

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by shuutobi » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:42 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 17%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: N/A (MotherBoard P55A-UD3) / (GPU GTX470)
3) Operating System? Win 7 Professional 64bit SP1
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel i5 760 @ 2.88GHz (Stock)
6) Amount of Ram: 4GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it): Sound Devices USBPre2
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by RT759 » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:54 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 17%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Desktop
3. Operating System: Windows 7 Home x64
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel I5 2300 2.8Ghz
6. Amount of Ram: 4G
7. Soundcard and driver version: Onboard
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JuanSOLO » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:07 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:1. 74%
2. MacBookPro 15" prior to unibody
3. OSX 10.6.1
4. Live 8.0.5
5. 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
6. 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
7. Used the Built in/out for the test
8. 7200rpm
9. 8tracks 56%, 6tracks 74%, 4tracks 60%, 2tracks 40%

1. Ableton CPU 25-30%, periodically peaking at 32%
2. MacBookPro 15"
3. OSX 10.6.7
4. Live 8.2.2
5. 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
6. 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
7. Used the Built in/out for the test
8. 5400rpm
9. 8 tracks

My Live set that I had been running on my older computer made the CPU idle between 25-45% and periodically jumping to 50-60%, AND I would get a few hiccups when changing presets on synth plugs, or recording in M4L looper devices, OR running the Ms Pinky Device, and using the Finger.

My new computer cruises at a steady 10% with my Live Set. So I tried adding plugs I had originally taken out of my set to ease the CPU, such as a Reaktor Compression ensemble, and a better reverb plug. After adding those things my CPU idles between 12-14%. It doesn't choke at all when recording FM8 loops to the M4L superlooper, and auto exporting them to a Ms Pinky deck, while playing drum clips that trigger drum samples and the Finger, with reverbs active, and all going to a master compressor etc. :D :D :D

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ikareyo » Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:47 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 35 %
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Mini 2011
3) Operating System? OSX 10.7
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i5 2,3 Go
6) Amount of Ram? 2
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Core integré
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 tr/min
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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