LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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sven303
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by sven303 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:47 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 73%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? HP DV8395EA LAPTOP
3) Operating System? XP SP3
4) Ableton Live version? 8.01
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel CoreDuo T2500 @ 2.00Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 2GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Novation X=Station Driver V1.28 (samplerate @528 not able to set 512)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Been running the latest beta of Windows7 in the last few days so thought I would do a comparison, im actually quite surprised that there is a improvement in performance and I havent optimized the OS yet as its full of processes that probably dont need to be running.

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 64%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? HP DV8395EA LAPTOP
3) Operating System? WINDOWS 7 Build 7100 32bit
4) Ableton Live version? 8.01
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel CoreDuo T2500 @ 2.00Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 2GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Novation X=Station Driver V1.28
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Next step once i have some money in my pocket is to find some new faster harddrives to see how they improve the performance
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by SWAN808 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:49 pm

Imaulle wrote: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
wow quicker than a Mac 8 core...

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Big Mister Music » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:55 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 21%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Pro (2009) 2.66GHz Quad Core
3) Operating System? OSX 10.5.6
4) Ableton Live version? 8.01
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Quad Core 'Nehalem' 2.66GHz Zeon
6) Amount of Ram? 3GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? In-Built Mac Pro Sound Card
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by trilo » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:13 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 54%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Apple MacBook Pro
3) Operating System? OS X
4) Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core Duo 2.8GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? System Core Audio
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Spindrift » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:43 pm

leedsquietman wrote:Therefore his results are null and void, as you cannot trust warezed software to be accurate and giving accurate readings.
+1
I want to stay in the lead ;)

Getting a Q6600 run at 4GHZ is somewhat impressive though...at least if it's air cooled. Is the system really stable at that speed?

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Imaulle » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:28 pm

Spindrift wrote:
leedsquietman wrote:Therefore his results are null and void, as you cannot trust warezed software to be accurate and giving accurate readings.
+1
I want to stay in the lead ;)

Getting a Q6600 run at 4GHZ is somewhat impressive though...at least if it's air cooled. Is the system really stable at that speed?

I'm on water, and yes it is extremely stable.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Geezus » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:47 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 57% and jumps around
2. Laptop/Desktop?: HP laptop
3. Operating System: Win XP SP2
4. Ableton Live version: 8.01
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz
6. Amount of Ram: 2GB
7. Soundcard: Firebox
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7000rpm
9. Number of playback tracks? 8


God dammit live 8 is a cpu whore. they need to get that shit in check

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by LeoMANXVII » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:42 am

i am so impressed on how easily a core 2 duo can handle 8 of these tracks.. i can't wait to get my new book :)

(geezus i have the same specs as you except my 2.0ghz is a single core amd.. i get 215% on 8 tracks)

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Simmo » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:34 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 26%
2. Laptop: Dell XPS M1330
3. OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7000
4. Ableton Live version: 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel C2D 2.5Ghz
6. Amount of RAM: 8 GB
7. Soundcard: RME Fireface 400, Expresscard Firewire Interface, ASIO mode
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed: Single Cell SSD
9. Number of playback tracks: all 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by chroos » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:14 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 22-26%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop Asus p5b mainboard
3. Operating System? windows xp x64
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel q6600 @2,4ghz
6. Amount of Ram? 4 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? yamaha 01x
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

//64samples -> 38%

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by LeoMANXVII » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:14 am

Wow, based on the last 2 submissions, Live doesn't utililze 4 cores too much better than 2. Sure there could be other factors too.. Maybe it could be the fact of the SLC

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by man'X » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:32 pm

Hi everybody, my first post here :)

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 43-45 %
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop iMac 24"
3. Operating System? Mac OS 10,5,6
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel C2D 3,06 Ghz
6. Amount of Ram? 4 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Edirol FA-66
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? i don't know
9. Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by dinaiz » Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:59 pm

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 63-64%
2 ) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - Laptop, Toshiba Satelite pro A200
3 ) Operating System? - Win XP Pro 32 bit, SP2
4 ) Ableton Live version? Live 8.0.1
5 ) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 @ 1.66 Ghz
6 ) Amount of Ram? - 2GB
7 ) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - EDIROL FA-66 with ASIO4ALL (proprietary driver sucks)
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? no idea ...sorry
9 ) Number of playback tracks? 8

I think it's not too bad compared to people with more powerful machines, but I must say I followed this guide and it helped a lot http://tarekith.com/assets/XPTweaks.htm

Oh and buy the way don't use Vista for doing music guys : I used to have it preinstalled on my laptop but it was a waste of performance, for making music on live.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Frederik654 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:39 pm

1 ) Ableton Live CPU Meter 9 % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
This was a faulty measurement, real result was 18%, read posts below
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 .. not
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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

These Nehalems are nice beasts. Is yours running stock or have you overclocked it?

And... how can you still be running a 32 bits OS with that amount of memory? :o

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter 18%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Desktop
3. Operating System? Windows XP SP3
4. Ableton Live version? 8.0.1
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Q6600 @ 3.2 GHz
6. Amount of Ram? 4 GB
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Creative Fatal1ty (with Creative driver - I have not tested with a4all yet)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? WDCaviar Blue 640Go 7200rpm (WD6400AAKS)
9. Number of playback tracks? 8
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