LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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globalgoon
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by globalgoon » Sun May 06, 2012 10:14 am

Results for my new macbook 13inch i5 late 2011 computer. Windows 7 vs OSX 10.7.3




1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 28%
2) Macbook Pro 13 inch
3) Windows 7
4) Ableton Live version 8.3
5) intel core i5 2400
6) 4 gig ram
7) Soundcard - cirrus logic cs4602a
8] Hard Disk Drive Speed - 5400
9) Number of playback tracks - 36


1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 42%
2) Macbook Pro 13 inch
3) OSX Lion 10.7.3
4) Ableton Live version 8.3
5) intel core i5 2400
6) 4 gig ram
7) Soundcard - cirrus logic cs4602a
8] Hard Disk Drive Speed - 5400
9) Number of playback tracks - 16


Lots of crackles in OSX 10.7.3 even at 20% CPU. No crackles in win7 @99% CPU


I have a macbook, but I have to use windows???? 8O

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Rationalizer » Mon May 07, 2012 9:52 am

globalgoon wrote:Lots of crackles in OSX 10.7.3 even at 20% CPU. No crackles in win7 @99% CPU


I have a macbook, but I have to use windows???? 8O
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JuanSOLO » Mon May 07, 2012 1:43 pm

I saw it, made me wanna try it fer sure.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by AFranke » Mon May 07, 2012 5:03 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 17%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Selfmade PC 19" Rackmount
3. Operating System? Win7 64bit Pro
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450, 4 x 3600MHz
6. Amount of Ram? 8GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Safire Pro 24 DSP Version 2.4
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? SSD (OS) and 2 x 7200 RPM HDD (RAID 0) for data
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

If I use JBridge my CPU Meter rises up to 19%/20% on the same system.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by nighthawk » Sun May 13, 2012 3:30 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 10%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Build - Asus Rampage IV GENE M-atx X79
3. Operating System? Win7 64bit Ultimate
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel I7 3820 4.3Ghz
6. Amount of Ram? 16GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME Fireface UC 1.022
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? OS: SSD Vertex 2

Minor crackles start on 97 tracks - approx 88% CPU

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by hps909 » Mon May 14, 2012 8:17 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 48%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 2008 24" imac
3) Operating System? 10.7.4
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? intel C2D 2.4ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 2 gig
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? inbuilt
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

will try it on my studio machine later
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Nightrider » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:13 am

21%
MBP Retina 15" Laptop
10.7.4 Lion
Live8.3
2.3 Quad i7 Processor
16gb Ram
Internal Soundcard
256SSD
All 8 Tracks

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by h4nc0 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:03 am

Nightrider wrote:21%
MBP Retina 15" Laptop
10.7.4 Lion
Live8.3
2.3 Quad i7 Processor
16gb Ram
Internal Soundcard
256SSD
All 8 Tracks
21%? that is disappointing!

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by garyboozy » Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:19 am

i thought that too. my older MBP 2.2 quad i7 tops out at 16%.

looks like those using Lion seem to fare worse than those on Snow Leopard.
i'll wait to see how ML does before i consider upgrading from SL.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:32 pm

blarue09 wrote:Is everyone still using 44100 and 512, as the current live 8 performance test is based?
Most definitely not. even just changing the buffer size 'at most' to 128.

I imagine the "test set" is created in such a way that everyone can use it who has a basic copy of Live.
Yet it would be interesting to see 'results' with some standardized set with VST's, complex routings, lots of Automation, High Quality settings across multiple instruments i.e DrumRack, etc.
Those results would be interesting.

Anxious to see more new MBP tests.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by coot » Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:28 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 18%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MBP Retina 15" Laptop
3. Operating System? 10.7.4 Lion
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.3GHz quad-core Intel i7
6. Amount of Ram? 16 Gb
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Line6 TonePort UX2
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? SSD
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:39 pm

32bit
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 35%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MBP 15"
3. Operating System? 10.7.4 Lion
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 4 Gb
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built in
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

64bit
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 38%
same computer

I did get lower CPU results running my own drumRack test.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by digid » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:01 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:32bit
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 35%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MBP 15"
3. Operating System? 10.7.4 Lion
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.3GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 4 Gb
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built in
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

64bit
1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 38%
same computer

I did get lower CPU results running my own drumRack test.
Hmm, this certainly debunks the few "64 bits are eating less CPU than the 32 bit" posts I have seen.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:33 pm

digid wrote:Hmm, this certainly debunks the few "64 bits are eating less CPU than the 32 bit" posts I have seen.
I made one of those posts.
the drumRack that I always use gets significantly lower CPU numbers in 64bit.

I consider that much more relevant than this performance test.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Komodovaran » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:54 pm

So I just tried with my new SSD

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: Average 25%, spike 31%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Late 2011 MBP 15"
3. Operating System? 10.7.4 Lion
4. Ableton Live version? 8.2.7
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.2 GHz i7 quad core
6. Amount of Ram? 4 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built in
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? SSD (Like 480 MB/s read)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

And after discovering that my Live was hopelessly dated, I updated and re-tested. CPU usage is maybe like 2-3% lower on average now, with 8.3.1

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