LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by m:o » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:56 am

auditory canvas wrote:
dankium wrote:
auditory canvas wrote:1) 9%
2) Hackintosh Intel Sandy Bridge 3.4ghz i7 k2600 running at 4.4ghz
3) OS X 10.6.8
4) 8.2.2
5) 3.4ghz i7 k2600
6) 8GB 1600mz DDR3
7) Built in
8) 120 gig OCZ Vertex 3 (520mb read and write)
9) 8 tracks

Just built this for a friend, it smokes my April 2011 Macbook Pro 17" by 8%, for exactly half the price. Stunned. Going to have to build myself one.
Im about to do the same build. Can i ask why motherboard you used? - onboard video? ty
Here's the other parts i used:

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131703

Graphics board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102873 (good one because with 10.6.8 the drivers for it are included, so no hacking involved to get the card running)

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145345

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115070 (unlocked so it overclocks easily)

Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817171037

DVD writer/reader that works with hackintosh: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827118039

Used andyboot cd and his patch for the Asus motherboard that makes network, bluetooth, and sound work. send me a PM and I can send you an easy guide on how I installed and got it all running etc. It's a pretty easy set up to use, so a really easy build.
very tempting! this system runs stable, also in stress tests? I've buiklt a hackintosh several years ago which was a pita...
curious!
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by auditory canvas » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:37 am

m:o wrote:
very tempting! this system runs stable, also in stress tests? I've buiklt a hackintosh several years ago which was a pita...
curious!
Yeah, ran prime95 on it for hours, and it runs solid at 4.4ghz with a stock cooler, although the case is a good one and has additional cooling, with a beefed up CPU cooller the CPU could probably easily make it to 4.8ghz.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Wasted Noize » Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:24 pm

1.) 56%
2.) Acer Aspire 5551G Laptop
3.) Windows 7 64-bit
4.) Suite 8.2.2
5.) AMD Phenom N830 X3 - 2,1GhZ (Triple-Core)
6.) 4GB - 1066 MHz
7.) NI Audio4DJ
8.) 640GB - 5400rpm
9.) 8

Bought it in summer '10 for around 500 euros, so i'm satisfied.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by M-bition » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:43 pm

1.) 47%
2.) Laptop HP DV7-1090eb
3.) Windows 7 64-bit
4.) Suite 8.2.5b1
5.) Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 2.53GhZ
6.) 4GB
7.) NI Audio2DJ
8.) SSD Mushkin Callisto deluxe 120Gb
9.) 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by sebvalencia » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:52 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 14 %
2) Laptop/Desktop? Desktop Make/Model? Home Built
3) Operating System? Win7 64bit
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7-2600k, 3.4GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 8GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio 2496 Driver:5.10.0.5076
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Western Digital 7200rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ionic » Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:46 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 33%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Pro 15 inch
3. Operating System? Snow Leopard 10.6.8
4. Ableton Live version? 8.2.5
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.66 Ghz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 4GB 1067 Mhz DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio Firewire 410/ NI Audio Kontrol 1 (tested separately)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm SATA
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by håkan bråkan » Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:29 pm

commuter wrote:
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 65% on Lion
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? APPLE MACBOOK AIR (summer 2011)
3) Operating System? OSX Lion and OSX Leopard
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.5b1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Core i7 with 4MB shared L3 cache
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3
7) Soundcard Onboard
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed 256GB flash storage
9) Number of playback tracks 8

Strange, you should get two times better than that....i think something like 35% is perfectly doable on this kind of machine..So, maybe something wrong with CPU Speed stepping..??
You said that you run snow leopard ? in theory it's not possible to install Snow leopard on this machine....
so ??
i'm really curious about the performance of the new macbook air, so, if anybody else got something to say about it ??
Thanks :-)
I get the following result on my 2011 macbook air 13":
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter, 34%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2011
3) Operating System? Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.5b1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB L3 cache
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3
7) Soundcard - Onboard
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed - 256GB SSD (Samsung model), Live running files from ZFS :)
9) Number of playback tracks - 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by enhung24 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:12 pm

håkan bråkan wrote: I get the following result on my 2011 macbook air 13":
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter, 34%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2011
3) Operating System? Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.5b1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB L3 cache
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3
7) Soundcard - Onboard
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed - 256GB SSD (Samsung model), Live running files from ZFS :)
9) Number of playback tracks - 8
Im sorry but im calling BS on this one.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by skatr2 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:40 pm

Bear in mind the first test was done before live was patched to work better on Lion. That could make up the computing differences. Would like to see a few others results though for comparison.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Florian95 » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:36 am

  • Ableton Live CPU Meter : 44%
    Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook Pro 2008
    Operating System? Mac OS X 10.6.7
    Ableton Live version? 8.2.1
    CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Duo 2,8 GHz
    Amount of Ram? 4 Go
    Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Tested on inboard
    Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Hitachi 320Go @ 7200
    Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by håkan bråkan » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:03 pm

enhung24 wrote:
håkan bråkan wrote: I get the following result on my 2011 macbook air 13":
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter, 34%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Air, 13-inch, Mid 2011
3) Operating System? Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.5b1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 with 3MB L3 cache
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3
7) Soundcard - Onboard
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed - 256GB SSD (Samsung model), Live running files from ZFS :)
9) Number of playback tracks - 8
Im sorry but im calling BS on this one.
I tested again and now I get 37% on the cpu meter, with some other apps open as well. My geekbench score is 5447 in 32-bit mode, I assume the performance in live should correlate somehow with the geekbench score. But as live is multithreaded and geekbench do singlethreaded tests as well it will vary to some extent.

My desktop (2.4 GHz quad) get 25% in the live performance test, and 5201 in geekbench. Here, 4x2.4 GHz offers better multithreading than 4x1.7GHz in the MBA.

The thing with sandy bridge is that the cpu have thermal management to ensure max cpu power for different workloads (turbo boost for single threading etc.), given the max TDP allowed. But if it's getting too hot it will lower the cpu frequency. If the 1.8 GHz i7 get too hot it may underperform, but half the performance is not acceptable. If I remember correctly my old macbook got about 70% in the live performance test.

cheers

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Breaks Dude » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:33 pm

Breaks Dude wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter %: 13%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Built Sandy Bridge Tower, Sabretooth P67 Rev 3 mobo
3) Operating System? Win 7 64bit
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 Sandy Bridge 2600k (stock clock speed)
6) Amount of Ram? 16gb Corsair 1600mhz (stock clock speed)
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio Firewire 410
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Plextor PX-M2 SATAIII 128gig SSD (6.0Gb/s)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Note: I cannot get it to 512 samples, it will only allow 256. Need to play with it more. I feel my old sound interface is a weak link. I'll bet I can get it to +/-10% with a CPU OC and a modern sound interface. This machine which I built a week ago is silly fast.:)

Ran this again today. Changes since my original post are 32GB of Corsair 1600mhz RAM + CPU OC to 4.5Ghz and the result is 8% CPU load. I do feel there's maybe 1% or so left but I'm not sure why I'd even tweak it at this point. I did manage to get the soundcard to 512 samples this time via the card's CP.

So, as follows (changes are in BOLD):

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter %: 8%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Built Sandy Bridge Tower, Sabretooth P67 Rev 3 mobo
3) Operating System? Win 7 64bit
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 Sandy Bridge 2600k (OC to 4.5Ghz on air)
6) Amount of Ram? 32gb Corsair 1600mhz (stock clock speed)
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio Firewire 410, driver version 5.10.0.5058
8 Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Plextor PX-M2 SATAIII 128gig SSD (6.0Gb/s)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Drew Schnurr » Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:36 am

For the MacBook Air non believers...

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 32%
2) Laptop/Desktop: Macbook Air (late 2011)
3) Operating System: OS X 10.7.1
4) Ableton Live version: 8.2.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7
6) Amount of Ram: 4GB
7) Soundcard: System
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: Samsung SSD @ 233 MB/s (read), 244 MB/s (write)
9) Number of playback tracks: 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by abl385 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:38 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 46%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz Mid 2009)
3) Operating System? OS X 10.7.1
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 4 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio Fast Track Pro
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by chango blanco » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:59 am

1) 30%
2) Built
3) Win7 64
4) 8.2.6
5) Stock Q9550
6) 8GB DDR2
7) M-Audio Project Mix i/o, latest driver
8. Vetex2 190read
9) 8
i7 2600K OC 4.2/ Gigabyte Z68 UD4_16gb RAM
2x 60gb Vertex3 SSD RAID0
PM I/O_APC40_MPD32
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