LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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PATS
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by PATS » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:22 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)

very stable 25% with Multicore Support active
90 - 91 % Multi-Core-Support off

2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?

Self-build Desktop-PC
Asus P5Q Motherboard

3) Operating System?

Win XP SP 3

4) Ableton Live version?

8.01

5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed?

Intel Q 6600 @ 2,4 Ghz (Quad-CPU)

6) Amount of Ram?

4 GB (Kingston Hyper X) - Windows recognizes 3,25 GB

7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?

SSL Mixpander Driver 4.3.2.1 (latest)

8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?

7200 RPM Western Digital

9) Number of playback tracks?

8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by dru » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:14 am

glitchrock-buddha wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 58%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.5.6
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.16gHz, c2d.
6) Amount of Ram? 3GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built-in (for current test)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 RPM (320gb)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
Same setup as mine but I got 75%, hmm. I had a few apps open, maybe that's it?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ollyb303 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:50 am

Dalibor Loncar wrote:
ollyb303 wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 32%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?: Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop
3) Operating System?: Windows XP SP3
4) Ableton Live version?: 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed?: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz
6) Amount of Ram?: 4Gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? : Internal - not yet tested with my novation.
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? : 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? : 8
are you cheating here???

i can´t imagine your t8100 has the ability to play the 8tracks of the test with ableton´s meter showing only 32% (btw my quadcore xeon workstation shows 20% in live playing the 8tracks).

look at my vostro1310, it´s specd with the same cpu as yours:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 50%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop, Dell Vostro 1310
3) Operating System: Win XP Pro 32bit
4) Ableton Live version: Live 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile Processor T8100, 2.10GHz
6) Amount of Ram: 4GB
7) Soundcard: Yamaha Go46 *1, Driver version 1.0.0
8.) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 Tracks, buffer setting: 529 samples (the factory driver of the audio interface doesn´t allow a 512 Samples setting)
Honestly, that's what the meter said. It jumped to about 41 a couple of times in the first 2 bars, but when it settled it was a constant 32.

Promise. I hardly had any other processes running at the time though.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Spindrift » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:18 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: steady 17%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Custom PC with ASUS P5K-E
3) Operating System: nLited Win XP SP3 32bit
4) Ableton Live version: Live 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Q6600 @ 3.2 (runs constantly cool and flawless at that speed since I got it 1.5 years ago)
6) Amount of Ram: 2GB
7) Soundcard: Scope Project with Scope 4.0
8.) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 Tracks

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:33 pm

dru wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 58%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? MacBook Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.5.6
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.16gHz, c2d.
6) Amount of Ram? 3GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built-in (for current test)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 RPM (320gb)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
Same setup as mine but I got 75%, hmm. I had a few apps open, maybe that's it?
Other apps won't affect the cpu meter in Live, as it only reports what Live is using. I use coolbook, which I've noticed really helps keep the cpu meter down. Maybe that's it. Or maybe I was only playing 6 tracks. Hmmm, pretty sure I remember moving it to the 8 track portion. Actually this brings up a point - Tarekith, the file should default to 8 tracks in case people don't notice that. It currently starts at 6.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by the_antagonist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:13 pm

how do you get your computer stats?

my results were not great.

how can we inprove this. live 7 was coming out at 25% but has now taken a big jump. will later versions of 8 drop cpu use. at my reconing I will have trouble with version9

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by the_antagonist » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:18 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 82% 73 with on board soundcard????? should decent soundcard not improve this?
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Laptop, Toshiba Equium p200
3) Operating System? vista 6.0.6001
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.46gHz, dual core.
6) Amount of Ram? 2GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? novation nio
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? dunno
9) Number of playback tracks? 8


should i be worried

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by tamanishi » Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:16 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 48%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Laptop Clevo M740T
3) Operating System? Windows XP sp3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Core 2 Duo P8400@2.26GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 2.96GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio FireWire Audiophile
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 RPM (250GB)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by morerecords » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:48 pm

it would have been more interesting to see poeples results side by side running both 8 and then 7 as well.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Scibi » Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:26 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 52%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: MacBook Pro 13' (Mid 2010)
3. Operating System: OS X 10.6.8
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 4GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? : Internal, Core Audio
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks: 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by SWAN808 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:55 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 70%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: WHITE APPLE MACBOOK
3. Operating System: OSX 10.5.5
4. Ableton Live version: 6.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: INTEL DUO 2.0 GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 1.25GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? : Internal
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400rpm
9. Number of playback tracks: 8

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...

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:53 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 14%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Desktop
3. Operating System? Windows 7 x64 build 7077
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Q6600 @ 4.0 GHz
6. Amount of Ram? 8 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Creative Fatal1ty
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 4x Samsung SSD in Raid 0
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:13 pm

I don't think sound card has too much to do with anything yea?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by leedsquietman » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:31 pm

I think we can discount the last information given that's it's not based upon using a legit version and is likely to go 'boom' at any second
Imaulle wrote - I use a pirated copy of Ableton. but right now, music is just a hobby. other then my roommates, no one has ever heard anything I've created or done with Ableton. I don't have the time right now with school/work to spend more then an hour or two a week playing with Ableton. One day though, I do plan on putting lots of time into it, and plan on creating stuff that I actually want people to hear, and I will for sure pay for a legit copy because Ableton does deserve the money. but I can't justify paying for something I use one or two hours a week.. I recommend Ableton to all of my friends who are wanting to learn to produce and I've actually gotten 3 people to buy it. Ableton > don't bother flaming because I don't care what you think. just sharing my story...
This dude/douche (delete as appropriate) has the money for a top of the range computer system (according to his specs at least, but could be full of BS) yet refuses to buy a copy of Live. Therefore his results are null and void, as you cannot trust warezed software to be accurate and giving accurate readings.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Leftofsix » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:13 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 19% (a 1% increase over Live 7.0.15 which was 18%)
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Pro (2008)
3. Operating System? Mac OS X 10.5.6 Leopard
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2x 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
6. Amount of Ram? 16GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Apogee Duet
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 2x Intel X25-M SSD (RAID-0)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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