LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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prr
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by prr » Fri May 27, 2011 5:18 pm

1) 29% (peak)
2) Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
3) Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
4) Live 8.2.2
5) Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
6) 12 GB RAM
7) Audio Kontrol 1
8) 7200
9) 8

1) 35% (peak)
2) Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
3) Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
4) Live 8.2.2
5) Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
6) 12 GB RAM
7) Audio Kontrol 1
8) 7200
9) 16

1) 60% (peak)
2) Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
3) Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
4) Live 8.2.2
5) Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
6) 12 GB RAM
7) Audio Kontrol 1
8) 7200
9) 32

it's a brand new computer, what are your thoughts, should be better, don't you think?
note: we need to update the test to say ableton 8, not only 6 &7
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Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Live 8.2.2
Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
12 GB RAM
NI Audio Kontrol 1
7200 Drive

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Khazul » Fri May 27, 2011 6:40 pm

prr wrote: it's a brand new computer, what are your thoughts, should be better, don't you think?
note: we need to update the test to say ableton 8, not only 6 &7
Well its apparently only just over half the speed of my macbook pro running the 8 track test on win7/64 or OSX with same audio interface, but the 2.3GHz i7-2820QM CPU and 1333MHz memory.
At 64 tracks I think it was on about 80-85% CPU - never checked at 32.

I would have expected a lot better from the CPU (18-20%), but who knows what OEM support hardware and crippling is in it, memory, HD etc.

Try searching up for the base spec 2011 15" MBP - probably the closest CPU (i7-2635QM) - same speed etc I think, just different package and gfx may be a tiny bit faster.
Nothing to see here - move along!

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by prr » Fri May 27, 2011 7:32 pm

so yours is twice as fast but mine is 1/3 the cost ;)

I checked the windows resource monitor while running the ableton test, and it peaks at %20, it says ableton is using 8% of my cpu and the next highest on the list is System Interupts (deffered procedure calls and interrupt service routines) at %2 - anybody know what that is?

why does ableton show the cpu peaking so much higher than the windows 7 resource monitor?
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Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Live 8.2.2
Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
12 GB RAM
NI Audio Kontrol 1
7200 Drive

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by prr » Fri May 27, 2011 10:50 pm

also, my computer is showing 8 processors on a quadcore, so that means hyperthreading is enabled. does anyone know if I disable hyperthreading will live run better and have less of a load on the cpu?

thanks,

Jeff
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Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Live 8.2.2
Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
12 GB RAM
NI Audio Kontrol 1
7200 Drive

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by plush303 » Tue May 31, 2011 9:02 am

Anyone got an iMac 2011 ? I would be interested in the results, especially for the i7 3.4 gHz...

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by prr » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:37 pm

Updated Performance Test... I resolved the issue as to why the cpu meter was running higher than it should have been.

At first I thought it was because hyperthreading was enabled (there is no option in the BIOS to turn it off). I also had previously uninstalled all the bloatware and optimized my computer for audio. The only software I didn't uninstall was Asus Power4Gear Hybrid. It turns out this was the cause of my Ableton CPU readings to spike at 29%... see original test below.

1) 29% (peak)
2) Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
3) Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
4) Live 8.2.2
5) Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
6) 12 GB RAM
7) Audio Kontrol 1
8) 7200
9) 8

and after the ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid was uninstalled...

1) 17% (peak)
2) Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
3) Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit
4) Live 8.2.2
5) Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
6) 12 GB RAM
7) Audio Kontrol 1
8) 7200
9) 8

note: the only other thing I did to my computer was install Seagate Drive setting software so my external drive would stop spinning down all the time. However, I was running the ableton test off of my desktop (C drive) so I don't think this could have helped in any way.

I gotta say this computer rocks, especially for the price. Cheers.
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Laptop Asus N53SV-XE1
Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Live 8.2.2
Intel Core i7-2630QM @2.00GHz quad core
12 GB RAM
NI Audio Kontrol 1
7200 Drive

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Hermanus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:32 am

@prr

Do you have a firewire input on your laptop? 17" or 15" screen?

Thank you

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by McQ714 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:37 pm

hey lazy bastard... why don't you look up the laptop he was using!?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by rcpunker » Sat Jun 04, 2011 3:19 pm

McQ714 wrote:hey lazy bastard... why don't you look up the laptop he was using!?
^Prime candidate for ABLETON ANSWERS.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Hermanus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:47 pm

Huge thank you McQ714 for reminding me how lazy I am :lol:

BTW you're right, checked and no firewire, 15.6 screen

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by hardshell » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:33 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 110%
2) Laptop/Desktop? MacBook Pro 17" 2.6ghz core duo (2007)
3) Operating System? OS X 10.5.8
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2 fresh install
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.6ghz intel core duo
6) Amount of Ram? 4gig 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM (Kingston)
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME FireFace 400 - Driver 2.75 - Kernal v2.75 - unit #11F37813 v1.70
Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 tracks

x 8 = 110%
x 6 = 90%
x 4 = 75%
x 2 = 58%

:oops: I used to produce music on Ableton, what happened to my computer all of a sudden?!... :?:

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by plush303 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:19 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % : 13
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? : Spring 2011 iMac 27
3. Operating System? Mac OS X 10.6.7
4. Ableton Live version? 8.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Sandy Bridge i7 3.4 gHz
6. Amount of Ram? 8 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME Fireface 800
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 Sibanger » Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:24 am

hardshell wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 110%
2) Laptop/Desktop? MacBook Pro 17" 2.6ghz core duo (2007)
3) Operating System? OS X 10.5.8
4) Ableton Live version? 8.2.2 fresh install
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.6ghz intel core duo
6) Amount of Ram? 4gig 667mhz DDR2 SDRAM (Kingston)
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME FireFace 400 - Driver 2.75 - Kernal v2.75 - unit #11F37813 v1.70
Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 tracks

x 8 = 110%
x 6 = 90%
x 4 = 75%
x 2 = 58%

:oops: I used to produce music on Ableton, what happened to my computer all of a sudden?!... :?:
All of a sudden your computer aged 4 years :wink:

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by eddiex » Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:18 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter:61%
2) Laptop/Desktop: MacBook
3) Operating System: OS X 10.6.7
4) Ableton Live version: suite 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: 2 GHz intel core2duo (2007)
6) Amount of Ram: 3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM (2*2GB in older macbooks= 3GB)
7) Soundcard: internal (for this test)
Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks: 8 track
i have never had any issues with LIVE at all though.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by teshno » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:17 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 25%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?: custom desktop
3. Operating System?: Windows XP SP2
4. Ableton Live version?: 8.1.3
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed?: Intel Q8300 Core2Quad 2.5Ghz
6. Amount of Ram?: 4Gb DDR2 800Mhz
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? : RME Fireface 400
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? : 7200rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? : 8

Extra note : I was able to run 43 tracks without dropouts. CPU hitting 83%.

I'm actually quite surprised at my numbers as this desktop is over two years old now.

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