LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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PHY6
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by PHY6 » Tue May 05, 2009 12:20 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 54%
2. Laptop: iMac 2.4 intel core duo
3. OS: OSX 10.4.11
4. Ableton Live version: 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel C2D 2.4Ghz
6. Amount of RAM: 2 GB
7. Soundcard: Focusrite Saffire PRO 26
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: all 8

Silence
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Silence » Tue May 05, 2009 4:04 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
- 53% (55% at peak)
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?
- Apple MacBook Pro
3) Operating System?
- Mac OSX 10.5.6
4) Ableton Live version?
- Ableton Live V8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed?
- Intel Core2Duo T8300 (2.4 gHz - Penryn 3MB Cache )
6) Amount of Ram?
- 2GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?
- PreSonus Firebox (Core Audio Framework 3.1.1)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?
- 5400RPM
9) Number of playback tracks?
- 8


...well this was an ok result...not the best but ok...
i wonder how a hackintosh would preform....hmm...
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Gab
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Gab » Tue May 05, 2009 5:25 pm

Just to compare my two PCs I ran the test on my 3-years-old laptop

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 180%
2. Laptop: Packard Bell something
3. OS: Win XP SP3
4. Ableton Live version: 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Pentium M 1.73Ghz
6. Amount of RAM: 2 GB
7. Soundcard: Internal HD chip with ASIO4All
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: all 8

Ouch.
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Fizmarble
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Fizmarble » Wed May 06, 2009 5:16 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 59%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? HP G60 Laptop
3) Operating System? Vista Home Premium
4) Ableton Live version? 8
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel t4200 dual core 2.00ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 3 gigs
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? asio4all
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? I would guess 5400
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 36%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? HP Desktop
3) Operating System? Vista Home Premium
4) Ableton Live version? 8
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Q6600 Core 2 Duo 2.4ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 3 gigs
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Presonus Firepod
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? I would guess 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by 5meohd » Wed May 06, 2009 9:36 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 38%
2) Desktop? 1st Try Custom PC, Gigabyte Motherboard E7AUM-DS2H, Enermax 425w psu
3) Operating System? Vista Home Premium SP1
4) Ableton Live version? 8 demo
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 4 GB DDR2 OcZ with the big obnouxious heatsinks!!
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? PreSonus Firestudio Project:
with pyro PCiE card and stock 400 cable.. stock asio..
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? WD Raptor 10,000 74gb is where ableton
and this performance test were installed. Typically run samples/audio off 7,200
9) Number of playback tracks? all 8!

I don't get why it crashes so much then? Anyone think getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W would help?? Maybe its the fact that I'm useing onboard graphics? Its based on Nvidia GeForce 9400 chipset? Maybe its some of my shotty plugins??

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by twisted-space » Thu May 07, 2009 1:50 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 48%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Laptop Dell XPS-M1530
3) Operating System? Window 7 RC1 X64
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel T9300 2.5 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 4Gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Emu 1616m Driver version 6.0.1.1224
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 sata
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Thats a 5% drop on Vista X64 on the same system

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Zenda » Wed May 13, 2009 1:32 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 78%
2. Laptop: MacBook Pro
3. OS: 10.5.6
4. Ableton Live version: 8.0.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel CoreDuo 2.4
6. Amount of RAM: 4 GB
7. Soundcard: Audiokontrol 1 (Native Instruments)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks: all 8

same with 6 tracks: 74% CPU
with 4 tracks 60%
with 2 tracks 49%

and now the magic trick...turn coolbook to CPU overload 3... ta ta..

8 tracks with 52%

when you have the similar performance issues please have a look here:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=114152

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by jez3122 » Fri May 15, 2009 5:13 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 24
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? custom built desk top
3) Operating System? XP home
4) Ableton Live version? 7.0.16
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad
6) Amount of Ram? 4 Gig
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Internal
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 8400
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Imaulle
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Sat May 16, 2009 11:45 pm

new build. and before leed says anything most of this hardware was given to me for free.

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 18%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Desktop
3. Operating System? Windows 7 x64 build 7127
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.2 demo
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 920 @ 4.7 ghz (TRUE black 120mm cooler)
6. Amount of Ram? 6 gig
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it) X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty. latest Windows 7 x64 beta driver
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 4x SSD in raid 0 - 800~ MB/s read - 500~ MB/s write
9. Number of playback tracks? 16 <--- I'm an asshole


8 tracks does about 7%

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by dandie » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:23 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 68%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple MacBookPro
3. Operating System? Mac OS X 10.4.11
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.3 demo
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 Ghz
6. Amount of Ram? 3 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Internal
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

Imaulle
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:47 am

weird... @ 24 tracks it doesnt seem to handle it very well. at least not what I expect it to after how it did 8 and 16 tracks


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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by db82 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:03 pm

USING LIVE 8 DEMO VERSION

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter : 50%
2. Laptop : Macbook Pro 13"
3. Operating System : Mac OS X 10.5.7
4. Ableton Live version : 8.0.3 DEMO
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed : C2D 2.53
6. Amount of Ram : 4 GB
7. Soundcard : Edirol UA-101
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) : 5200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks : 8

U=I=O
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by U=I=O » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:36 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter : 59%
2. Laptop : Macbook Pro 17" Unibody
3. Operating System : Mac OS X 10.5.6
4. Ableton Live version : 8.0.3 suite
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed : 2.93 Ghz C2D
6. Amount of Ram : 4 GB
7. Soundcard : inbuilt
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) : 7500rpm
9. Number of playback tracks : 8


Have to say im very very dissapointed...this is a brand new machine with pretty much nothing installed on it but ableton...i just moved from running a pc with cracked ableton and now i upgrade and buy live 8 and this is the performance....

Is there anyway i can optimise my system?? am i doing something wrong here??
there are macbooks here with lesser specs and still performing better than this...SERIOUSLY WTF :evil:

U=I=O
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by U=I=O » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:43 pm

10.5.6?? thats leopard isnt it??

U=I=O
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by U=I=O » Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:52 pm

i think u need to get some things clarified....are u even on a mac???
In anycase im updating to 10.5.7 to see if it makes a diff,,,,,

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