LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by digid » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:20 pm

This is for the first Live 9 beta, 32-bit version, released 31. October 2012.

So with the same machine, I had 29-30% for Live 8.3 with 5400RPM HD, then 23-24% with Crucial M4 SSD, and now 19-20% with Live 9 beta and Crucial M4 SSD. Not bad.

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 19-20%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - MacBook Pro 13" 2.9GHz 2012 model
3 ) Operating System? - Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.2)
4 ) Ableton Live version? Live 9 (first beta!)
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - 2.9 GHz i7 with Turbo Boost
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 8GB DDR3
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - RME Babyface driver v1.76
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 512GB SSD
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by RajahP » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:18 pm

digid wrote:This is for the first Live 9 beta, 32-bit version, released 31. October 2012.

So with the same machine, I had 29-30% for Live 8.3 with 5400RPM HD, then 23-24% with Crucial M4 SSD, and now 19-20% with Live 9 beta and Crucial M4 SSD. Not bad.

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 19-20%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - MacBook Pro 13" 2.9GHz 2012 model
3 ) Operating System? - Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.2)
4 ) Ableton Live version? Live 9 (first beta!)
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - 2.9 GHz i7 with Turbo Boost
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 8GB DDR3
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - RME Babyface driver v1.76
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 512GB SSD
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8


How about the 64bit version... are you going to run tests on it?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by digid » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:22 pm

RajahP wrote:
digid wrote:This is for the first Live 9 beta, 32-bit version, released 31. October 2012.

So with the same machine, I had 29-30% for Live 8.3 with 5400RPM HD, then 23-24% with Crucial M4 SSD, and now 19-20% with Live 9 beta and Crucial M4 SSD. Not bad.


How about the 64bit version... are you going to run tests on it?
Yup, I'll get to it - busy with the 32-bit version ATM.
Don't have high hopes for increased performance on the 64-bit, though, but we'll see.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Jakal » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:22 am

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 5% @ buffer 512, 256, 128. 8% @ buffer 64 all played back a 48000khz
2 ) Desktop - Custom
3 ) Operating System? - Win7 64bit SP1
4 ) Ableton Live version? Live 8.4.b8 64bit
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - Intel i7 3930k, 3.2Ghz but overclocks to 4.4Ghz when needed
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 32GB Corsair DDR3 XMS3 1600Mhz
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - Audiophile 2496 current driver
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 240GB Corsair Force GT SSD, Read 555Mb/s, Write 525Mb/s
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by commuter » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:41 pm

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 25-26%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - MacMini I5 2.5GHz 2011 model with ATI radeon Graphics
3 ) Operating System? - Lion (OS X 10.7.5)
4 ) Ableton Live version? LIVE 8.4b8
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - 2.5 GHz i5 with Turbo Boost
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 4GB DDR3
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - Mackie Blackjack (core audio)
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? TOSHIBA MK5065GSXF (5400 RPM)
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Tarekith » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:28 pm

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 25-26%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - 2010 MBP 2.66 i7
3 ) Operating System? - Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8.2)
4 ) Ableton Live version? See Below
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - 2.66 i7
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 4GB DDR3
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - See Below
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200RPM
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8

I used the 64bit versions of Live 9.0b47, and Live 8.4b8 for these test. I tested each version of Live using my Lynx Hilo D/A convertor, and the internal soundcard of the MBP:

Live 9 Beta (Hilo) - 28%
Live 9 Beta (Internal) - 37%

Live 8 beta (Hilo) - 32%
Live 8 beta (Internal) - 40%

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by kryptonitejesus » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:15 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 15%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro
3. Operating System? 10.6.8
4. Ableton Live version? 8.4 b8
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Apogee Duet 2
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 512GB Crucial SSD (CT512M4)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by sowhoso » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:50 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 13%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? ADK Qube
3. Operating System? Windows 7 64-bit
4. Ableton Live version? 8.4b8
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel - Core i7-2600 3.4GHz
6. Amount of Ram? 16gb DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Edirol ua-25
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 rikhyray » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:41 pm

kryptonitejesus wrote:1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 15%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro
3. Operating System? 10.6.8
4. Ableton Live version? 8.4 b8
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Apogee Duet 2
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 512GB Crucial SSD (CT512M4)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8
How is it on the internal card. I have almost same model, late 2011, 16Gb RAM and I wonder how the better performance of your is due to Duet 2 and how much due to SSD. I plan to replace DVD drive with SSD, but that serious performance difference could make me buy Duet 2.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by d.reamonn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:33 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter? 26%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple MacBook Pro Retina 13" Autumn 2012
3. Operating System? 10.8.1
4. Ableton Live version? 8.4b8 64bit
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel, Core i7, 2.9GHz
6. Amount of Ram? 8gb DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built-in
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 rikhyray » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:42 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 19%
2. late 2011 15" MacBook Pro
3. Operating System? 10.8.2
4. Ableton Live version? 9
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 16GB 1333 MHz DDR3
7. Soundcard Echo 2 USB
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed original, 5400 rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 22%
2. late 2011 15" MacBook Pro
3. Operating System? 10.8.2
4. Ableton Live version? 8.3.4
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
6. Amount of Ram? 16GB 1333 MHz DDR3
7. Soundcard Echo 2 USB
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed original, 5400 rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by d.reamonn » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:07 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter? 48%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple MacBook Pro 13" Summer 2009
3. Operating System? 10.8.1
4. Ableton Live version? 8.4b8 64bit
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel, Core2Duo 2.56
6. Amount of Ram? 4gb DDR3
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built-in
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 NF » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:45 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 16~17%
2. Desktop: Thinkpad W530
3. Windows 7 (64-bit)
4. Ableton Live version: 8.3.4 (32-bit)
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel i7-3720
6. Amount of Ram: 8 GB
7. Soundcard: Fireface UC (512 samples/ driver version 1.025)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: OS + Live mSATA II Crucial M4- Data & Library 7200 conventionell HDD
9. Number of playback tracks: all 8 tracks

**running it with 64 tracks ramps the CPU meter up to 94% without crackles
***All reverbs at all tests at HIGH quality!


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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by koranek » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:09 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 13%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Pro
3) Operating System? 10.6.8
4) Ableton Live version? 9.B50
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Xeon Hexacore 3.33 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 12 GB
7) Soundcard Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed 7200 - WD Caviar Black 1 Tb
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Also with buffer at 256 it was only 14%

This compares nicely to 15-18% with Live 8.

Also, in Live 8 the CPU meter bounced a lot. In 9 it's rock steady.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by djalanthe1 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:49 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 44%
2. Laptop/Desktop Make/Model: Custom Desktop on ASRock 970DE3/U3S3
3. Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.5
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: AMD Athlon II X2 260 3.20Ghz
6. Amount of Ram: 8Gb
7. Soundcard: M-Audio Venom (built-in a/i with Asio drivers)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200rpm
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

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