LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by auditory canvas » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:50 pm

Rave wrote:
auditory canvas wrote:
blakjesus wrote:
+1
Here you go:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % bounced around a lot, but settled around 20%

2) Laptop/Desktop? Apple Macbook Pro 17" (feb 2011)

3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.6

4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2b3

5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 Quad 2.2ghz

6) Amount of Ram? 4gb (1333mhz DDR3)

7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?Internal (haven't installed SC yet)

8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 (stock internal)

9) Number of playback tracks? 8
Nice would be interested to see if there is an improvement using an external sound card.
thanks for posting thus far
I just broke the head on my firewire 800 cable, so as soon as i get a new cable I'll test and post :)

I thought about the 2.3ghz, but decided I'd get a much better performance hit by spending the extra money on an SSD, so will dual drive it, using a replacement bay for the optical drive slot. SSD for OS and programs, and the normal HD for other files.

@commuter, you should expect at least as good a performance as last years MBP 15/17, if not better due to the other improvements.

@h4nc0 I don't understand your point? What does a desktop i7 performance have to do with it? And how is 27% on your laptop relevant to you being unimpressed with 20% from the MBP?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by h4nc0 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 2:07 pm

auditory canvas wrote:@h4nc0 I don't understand your point? What does a desktop i7 performance have to do with it? And how is 27% on your laptop relevant to you being unimpressed with 20% from the MBP?
no point. I was being stupid. I expected more from the new SB I guess. :)
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by steko » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:03 pm

Khazul wrote:Hmm - not bad and with the 2.2Ghz as well :)

Getting an MBP17 this week hopefully - with 7200 drive and 2.3Ghz CPU.
I don't think the 5% faster is worth the extra 250$...
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by glenn303 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:16 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 35%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 2010 17inch MacBook Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.6
4) Ableton Live version? Live 8.2.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.66 GHZ Intel Core i7
6) Amount of Ram? 4 GB 1067 MHZ DDR3
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Saffire Pro 24DSP, Driver 3.5.3.8786
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 blakjesus » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:45 am

auditory canvas wrote:
blakjesus wrote:
commuter wrote:Anyone with results of one of the new 2011 macbook pro ??? :mrgreen:
+1
Here you go:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % bounced around a lot, but settled around 20%

2) Laptop/Desktop? Apple Macbook Pro 17" (feb 2011)

3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.6

4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2b3

5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 Quad 2.2ghz

6) Amount of Ram? 4gb (1333mhz DDR3)

7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?Internal (haven't installed SC yet)

8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400 (stock internal)

9) Number of playback tracks? 8
Thats quite a nice little speed boost. I am a little jealous (having bought an MBP in fall of last year), but my 2010 macbook pro still performs as good as i need it to. There have been only a couple instances in huge projects where i actually have to bounce some tracks to audio.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by MattGreer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:48 pm

I was going to do the test, but I have an Input Buffer Size, which I cannot modify, and an Output Buffer Size, which I can modify.

What setting should I use on the Output Buffer Size?

I'm using the onboard audio of my motherboard, heh. :oops:
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by h4nc0 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:19 pm

please delete thx.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by commuter » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:28 pm

mm. This is what confuses me. My Dell 1458 notebook (Q740 @ 1.73ghz) does around 27%. Shouldn't this particular MBP be faster than Dell 1458?
This is a last year DUAL core macbook pro an your DELL is a QUADCORE, so it's completely normal :-)
they both have last year I7 CPU..
With the new macbook pro, it's another story (sandy bridge/new I5/I5 CPU)

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by h4nc0 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:25 pm

commuter wrote:
mm. This is what confuses me. My Dell 1458 notebook (Q740 @ 1.73ghz) does around 27%. Shouldn't this particular MBP be faster than Dell 1458?
This is a last year DUAL core macbook pro an your DELL is a QUADCORE, so it's completely normal :-)
they both have last year I7 CPU..
With the new macbook pro, it's another story (sandy bridge/new I5/I5 CPU)

edit : h4nc0, post deleted ?
LOL, I realized that they were dual-core and deleted the post but then you replied, I guess. :)

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by friend_kami » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:59 pm

standard test runs at 40% stable.
with 24 tracks it dropouts until the turbo kicks in, when it then sits stable at 80% with no dropouts :D

thats an dualcore i5 with 2.53ghz clocked at turbo with 4gb of ram notebook.
hp pavilion dv6-3167eo, to be exact.


edit: this was with a bunch of things running in the background with an unoptimized computer.
would be fun to see how much more i could squeeze out of it if needed.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ampman117 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:47 am

Here are results on the new 13" MBP...

1) bounced around between 35%-41%. was mostly around 40%
2) MBP 13", early 2011 revision
3) OS X 10.6.6
4) 8.2.1
5) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 (dual core SB)
6) 4GB 1333 DDR3
7) CoreAudio
8) 5400rpm
9) 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by commuter » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:54 am

Here are results on the new 13" MBP...

1) bounced around between 35%-41%. was mostly around 40%
2) MBP 13", early 2011 revision
3) OS X 10.6.6
4) 8.2.1
5) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 (dual core SB)
6) 4GB 1333 DDR3
7) CoreAudio
8) 5400rpm
9) 8
Great Thanks!!
the previous base model (core duo 2,4 ghz) did 49%/50%
so, for the same price, yes you get a little CPU boost :-)
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by ilia » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:21 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 16% with RME Fireface / 13-14% with Echo MIA
2. Laptop/Desktop?: Custom Desktop PC
3. Operating System: Win XP SP3
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core i7 920 @3.66GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 3GB
7. Soundcard: RME FireFace and Echo MIA
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

This is a mid-2009 build that cost me <$700. I was hoping that by now I'd be able to get this performance in a reasonably priced laptop, but I guess that won't happen this year.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Rationalizer » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:15 pm

ilia wrote:1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 16% with RME Fireface / 13-14% with Echo MIA
2. Laptop/Desktop?: Custom Desktop PC
3. Operating System: Win XP SP3
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core i7 920 @3.66GHz
6. Amount of Ram: 3GB
7. Soundcard: RME FireFace and Echo MIA
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

This is a mid-2009 build that cost me <$700. I was hoping that by now I'd be able to get this performance in a reasonably priced laptop, but I guess that won't happen this year.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by plush303 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:24 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 85%
2. Desktop: DELL Dimension 5000
3. Operating System: Win XP SP2 32 bits
4. Ableton Live version: 8.2.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Pentium 4 Hyper Threading - 3,2 GHz (Hey! I think it was good when I bought it 6 years ago...)
6. Amount of Ram: 3GB
7. Soundcard: RME FireFace 800
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200RPM
9. Number of playback tracks? 1 !!!

With 8 playback tracks, my CPU meter is more than 250% and the program is almost crashed...
Wow it seems I need to change my computer soon.
I'd like to buy an iMac i7, but I'm not sure of its performances. Indeed, rave seemed to have 10% CPU Meter with his iMac (page 23), but I can't believe it. I would like to have some more realistics values. Anyone else did the test with a iMac I7 ?
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