LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Imaulle
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:40 pm

the i7 have 8 cores???

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Gab » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:46 pm

Four physical cores, each one is seen as two logical cores by the OS (hyperthreading, like the good old P4s).
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by McQ714 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:48 pm

Frederik654 wrote:1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter 9 % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Build Desktop
3 ) Operating System? Vista Home Premium 32Bit
4 ) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel 8-Core i7 920
6 ) Amount of Ram? 6Gb Ocz Tripple Channel (I know that Vista 32Bit does not use all of it)
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Edirol UA 1EX
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200Rpm 500Gb WD Caviar
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8

So it seems I got the best score till now ..
i call bullshit on this guy... i wanna see a screen shot!!!

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:52 pm

oh cool. didn't know that! I'm in the market to upgrade my PC.

but yes it is pointless to have 6 gig of ram if you are on Vista x86


@Gab

you have pretty much the same build as me. have you tried out Windows 7 ? it is amazing! there is a beta driver for the Fatil1y. runs solid!

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Minimal Justice System » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:14 am

McQ714 wrote:
Frederik654 wrote:1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter 9 % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Build Desktop
3 ) Operating System? Vista Home Premium 32Bit
4 ) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel 8-Core i7 920
6 ) Amount of Ram? 6Gb Ocz Tripple Channel (I know that Vista 32Bit does not use all of it)
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Edirol UA 1EX
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200Rpm 500Gb WD Caviar
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8

So it seems I got the best score till now ..
i call bullshit on this guy... i wanna see a screen shot!!!
Indeed... That processor is one of those quickpath buggers that do away with the old FSB bottleneck... Only a few mainborads support them and they aint cheap!!
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Gab » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:22 am

Imaulle wrote:@Gab

you have pretty much the same build as me. have you tried out Windows 7 ? it is amazing! there is a beta driver for the Fatil1y. runs solid!
I gave it an eye with the inital beta, now I'm waiting for the RC, which shall be released on May 5th. I have been using XP for so much time that I will be switching reluctantly, but I will eventually take the plunge to take advantage of SSDs (when they are cheaper - Win7 will be optimized to limit cell wearing) and more than 3.2GB of RAM.

Do you already want to upgrade your PC? With what you've got, you can easily wait for the Westmeres (32nm Nehalems) to be released - or buy some software instead to make good use of that powerful hardware :P

End of OT, my apologies, back to the performance reports :wink:
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Frederik654 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:27 am

McQ714 wrote:
Frederik654 wrote:1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter 9 % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
i call bullshit on this guy... i wanna see a screen shot!!!
You know what .. you were right :!:

Apparently the project Zip file did not unpack the sample so I was running it without the Conga clap.

However with the test executed again CPU in Live scored 18%. In Windows, CPU still said 9%.

My bad and original post edited.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Airbase » Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:55 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 57%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook
3) Operating System? Mac OS 10.5.6 Leopard
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
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)? Built-in
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200rpm WD 500GB
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 24%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop/Home built
3) Operating System? Windows XP SP3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2,4GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 4Gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200rpm Hitachi 1TB
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by longjohns » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:38 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % N/A
2) Desktop homemade Asus P4P800Dlx mobo
3) WinXP sp1
4) Live 8.0.1
5) Pentium4 2.6
6) 2G pc3200
7) Aardvark LX-6
8) Audio HD 7200rpm SATA 1.5
9) cannot playback even 2 tracks at buffer 2048 :(
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by looprication » Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:40 am

For the record, this is my laptop, which isn't my production workstation :) I just wanted to post these (sad) results for comparison.

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 79%
2. Laptop/Desktop?: Laptop - Dell Inspiron 1501
3. Operating System: Win XP SP3
4. Ableton Live version: 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: AMD Turion 64 X2 mobile TL-50 1.6 GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 2GB
7. Soundcard: SigmaTel (built-in) using ASIO4ALL driver
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 6
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by hrowe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:33 pm

SWAN808 wrote: However - using Live 8.01 - Cannot play back 8 tracks without constant glitching. Need to increase buffer to over 1000. Then = 70%

Live 8 plays 6 tracks at 66%
Live 6 plays 6 tracks at 68%

Something strange going on here. Live 8 seems quite heavy with high track count and low buffer...
I have Live versions 6-8 on my black 2.4ghz 4g ram black macbook. Version 8 has the lowest cpu meter reading (around 58%) yet will not play back 8 tracks without glitching.

Versions 6 and 7 register about 68-70% but are able to play back 8 tracks without glitches! What good is the CPU meter reading if it seems to have no correlation to the ability to play back tracks?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by LeoMANXVII » Sat May 02, 2009 6:07 am

LeoMANXVII wrote:
LeoMANXVII wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter %? 215% (8tracks) 95% (2 tracks)
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? gateway laptop mx6446
3) Operating System? xp pro student edition
4) Ableton Live version? 6.03
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? AMD turion 64 mobile, 2.0GHZ
6) Amount of Ram? 2 gigs
7) Soundcard? roland ua-25, recent drivers
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed? 72,000 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 215% (8tracks) 95% (2 tracks)

What the hell is the effin problem!??!? i just reformatted my brand new 72k hard drive. Set up basic XP tweaks. made sure hardware specs are up to date etc. I really don't see why my performance is shitty. Can someone please help me?

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Updated Live with a fresh new ntfs format to see if there is a difference with mostly the same hardware: upgraded my ua-25 to a ua-101 (usb 2.0) but i suppose that would not affect the cpu.

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter %? 215% (8tracks) 92% (2 tracks)
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? gateway laptop mx6446
3 ) Operating System? xp pro student edition
4 ) Ableton Live version? 7.0.15
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? AMD turion 64 mobile, 2.0GHZ
6 ) Amount of Ram? 2 gigs
7 ) Soundcard? internal sigmatel hd with up to date asio4all
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed? 7200 rpm
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 215% (8tracks) 92% (2 tracks)

DAMN THE TURION...
HELLLS YES NEWWWWWWWW MASHINE!

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter %? 38% (8tracks)
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? lenovo ibm thinkpad w500
3 ) Operating System? xp pro sp3 x86
4 ) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel T9600 2.8 C2D
6 ) Amount of Ram? 2.99 ddr3 gigs (actually have 4...)
7 ) Soundcard? internal conexant hd with up to date asio4all (will do a retest with my ua-101)
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed? 7200 rpm
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 38% (8tracks)

I'm such a happy man now <333 :P :P :D 8) :lol:

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by jamesp » Sat May 02, 2009 7:11 am

jamesp wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 154% before seizure.
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Homemade PC
3) Operating System? XP SP2
4) Ableton Live version? Ate
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? amd athlon 3700+
6) Amount of Ram? 2 Gb
7) Soundcard Presonus Firebox
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

There's something seriously screwy here... :)
Yes, there was. :)

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 53%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Dell Vostro 420
3) Operating System? XP Pro SP3
4) Ableton Live version? 8 sans Beta
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel C2D E7400 2.8 GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 2 Gb DDR2
7) Soundcard: Presonus Firebox w/ Vista Driver
8) Hard Disk Drive: Speed 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by jamesp » Tue May 05, 2009 4:08 am

jamesp wrote: Yes, there was. :)

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 53%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Dell Vostro 420
3) Operating System? XP Pro SP3
4) Ableton Live version? 8 sans Beta
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel C2D E7400 2.8 GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 2 Gb DDR2
7) Soundcard: Presonus Firebox w/ Vista Driver
8) Hard Disk Drive: Speed 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
UPDATE: Tweaking XP and adding 2 Gbs brought it down to 41% at 8 tracks.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by szabolcs2 » Tue May 05, 2009 9:37 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 21%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Custom desktop pc
3) Operating System? XP64
4) Ableton Live version? 8.01
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core2Quad Q9450
6) Amount of Ram? 8 Gb DDR2
7) Soundcard: EMU1212m /PMX 2.1
8) Hard Disk Drive: Speed 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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