LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by mrdelurk » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:28 am

tomobri3n wrote:sometimes get a flood of cpu for no reason. The project will be running steady around 50% then go crazy 100%+ until I stop.
The first thing I do when it happens, I look what time it is. If it's a round hour, it's one of those @#$$%^^&@#%@#%! programs connecting to the Net to check for updates or whatever, in spite of all settings saying "DO NOT". I mercilessly nuke any such program I catch, I don't care what it is.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by alpertt » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:29 pm

mrdelurk wrote:
The first thing I do when it happens, I look what time it is. If it's a round hour, it's one of those @#$$%^^&@#%@#%! programs connecting to the Net to check for updates or whatever, in spite of all settings saying "DO NOT". I mercilessly nuke any such program I catch, I don't care what it is.
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by CaptainU » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:12 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter = 53%
2) Laptop/Desktop = MacBook Pro 2008
3) Operating System = OSX 10.6.8
4) Ableton Live version = 8.2.8
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed = 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
6) Amount of Ram = 4GB 667 MHz
7) Soundcard = Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP (Firewire)
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed = Samsung 850 EVO SSD
9) Number of playback tracks = 8

CPU @ 53% seems very high to me! Is this purely down to 4GB RAM?
Ideas appreciated, thanks.

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Stromkraft » Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:45 pm

I'm not sure why some of you guys post Live 9 "tests" and discuss Live 9 in a Live 8 thread when there is a fine Live 9 Performance Test thread already.

Also many are not posting how many tracks you can have before crackling sets in and that make this kind of "test" quite useless. Not that this would be enough. The test prerequisites should be made more clear. With Live 10 on the horizon hopefully it's high time for new better performance testing.
Make some music!

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by alpertt » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:33 am

CaptainU wrote:CPU @ 53% seems very high to me! Is this purely down to 4GB RAM?
Ideas appreciated, thanks.

Nope, you are suffering mostly because of CPU.
Your processor is earlier than i5 and i7 is recomended for most audio applications.
Looks like you have done best to speed up your computer (by upgrading SSD) and you've reached to its limits.

My advice: Buy a late 2012 i7 unibody. Its around 800$. You can put your SSD in optic drive as secondary HDD. Also you can upgrade ram to 16..
Beware, on models after unibody all the components glued so they are not upgradeble.


Btw there is no number eight, there is only mr cool => 8)
Its a forum rule :mrgreen:

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by awsomecp » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:17 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) - 12%
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - Dell Optiplex 990
3. Operating System? - Windows 10 Pro
4. Ableton Live version? - 9.7.1 lite
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - i5 2500 @ 3.3ghz
6. Amount of Ram? - 8gb ddr3 1333mhz
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - internal ASIO4ALL
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? - 7200rpm, read/write - 110 MB/s
9. Number of playback tracks? - 8

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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by dysanfel » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:53 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) - 95% (smooth all the way up with no bouncing)
2. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? - Hackintosh
3. Operating System? - MacOS 10.12.2
4. Ableton Live version? - 9.7.1 Suite
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? - i7-6700K 4.6Ghz
6. Amount of Ram? - 32GB DDR4 2666
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? - Presonus Firestudio/ version 4.2.1.46437
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? - SSD, read = 348MB/s write - 393MB/s
9. Number of playback tracks? - 223
Gig Rig - rMBP 2.3GHZ i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, OSX 10.11.x, Presonus FS, Live 9.x
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Re: LIVE 8 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by jamief » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:58 am

I was going try my i9 2.9 32gb 2tb ssd MacBook Pro but download link for set is dead ?

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