Live 9 Performance Test

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
VT2
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by VT2 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:19 pm

VT2 wrote:1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 22%
2. Laptop/Desktop?: Desktop, 2009
3. Operating System?: Windows 7 64bit
4. Ableton Live version?: v9.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed?: Intel Core Quad Q9505 (2.83 GHz)
6. Amount of Ram?: 4Gb
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?: M-Audio AP192, ASIO
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?: Samsung HDD 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks?: 8
10. 64 or 32bit live?: 32bit
VT2 wrote:
VT2 wrote:1. Ableton Live CPU Meter: 22%
2. Laptop/Desktop?: Desktop, 2009
3. Operating System?: Windows 7 64bit
4. Ableton Live version?: v9.2.2
5. CPU Make, Model, and Speed?: Intel Core Quad Q9505 (2.83 GHz)
6. Amount of Ram?: 4Gb
7. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?: M-Audio AP192, ASIO
8. Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?: Samsung HDD 7200 RPM
9. Number of playback tracks?: 8
10. 64 or 32bit live?: 32bit

BTW, in v9.2.3 (with 8 track) now 17% for me (instead 22%).
About max number of tracks without crackles: 56 (84%)
Tested now in v9.6 and 64bit now: 22% at 8track (The same as was in 9.2.2 32bit for me)
Last edited by VT2 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ZaBong69
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by ZaBong69 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:22 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 15%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Laptop Dell Precision M6800
3) Operating System? Win 10
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6 64bit
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7-4910MQ 2,9GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 16GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Focusrite Scarlet Solo, factory drivers
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 540 MB/s
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

When I go for 32 samples, CPU Meter shows 18%.

Take care,

K

tomobri3n
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by tomobri3n » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:58 am

- I've been wanting to upgrade for some time now as my laptop is 3 years old. I would prefer something smaller and lighter but nothing comes close to its power.
- I would love the new MacBook 12" but it would be so weak in comparison... Maybe the new 13" Pro? Anybody compared the 13" and 15" much?
- I've been advised to wait as the MBP is due a redesign this year.

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter - 10%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Pro Retina 15" (Mid 2012)
3) Operating System? OS X El Capitan 10.11
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" 2.7 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (3820QM)
6) Amount of Ram? 16gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? None (Internal)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 750gb Flash Read/Write around 400mb/s
9) Number of playback tracks? 128

Hooligan69
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by Hooligan69 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:18 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter at 8 tracks - 22%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Air 2015
3) Operating System? Yosemite 10.10.5
4) Ableton Live version? 9.5
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i5 1.6GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 8GB DDR3 1600MHz
7) Soundcard? Internal
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed? 128GB SSD
9) Max playback tracks? 8
10) 64 or 32bit live? 32bit
11) Maximum tracks before glitch: 42

Polar
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by Polar » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:20 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter at 8 tracks - 7%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop PC 2016
3) Operating System? Windows 10
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel i7 6700K Skylake 4.0ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 16gb DDR4 2400mhz
7) Soundcard? RME Babyface USB 2.0
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed? 512GB SSD 520 read/520 write
9) Max playback tracks? 8
10) 64 or 32bit live? 64-bit

ScottW
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by ScottW » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:12 pm

tomobri3n wrote:- I've been wanting to upgrade for some time now as my laptop is 3 years old. I would prefer something smaller and lighter but nothing comes close to its power.
- I would love the new MacBook 12" but it would be so weak in comparison... Maybe the new 13" Pro? Anybody compared the 13" and 15" much?
- I've been advised to wait as the MBP is due a redesign this year.

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter - 10%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Pro Retina 15" (Mid 2012)
3) Operating System? OS X El Capitan 10.11
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" 2.7 GHz Intel "Core i7" processor (3820QM)
6) Amount of Ram? 16gb
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? None (Internal)
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 750gb Flash Read/Write around 400mb/s
9) Number of playback tracks? 128


I'm calling BS on this.... I'm on a brand new 15" Retina with the i7 2.8Ghz - 4.0ghz turbo, 16GB ram etc and I'm at 12% with 8 tracks. No way in hell are you at 10%... more like 15%

drgetaone
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by drgetaone » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:24 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 18 - 20%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Lenovo T430 (2011 Laptop)
3) Operating System? Windows 10 64Bit
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6.1 suite
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7-3520M dual core 2.90ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? NI audio 6
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 160gb Intel® SSD 320 (370mb/s Read/ 165mb/s Write)
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 tracks (was able to push it to 62 before hitting 98% CPU stable)
10) 64 or 32bit live? 64bit

mafromusic
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by mafromusic » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:54 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter? 9%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Hackintosh desktop
3) Operating System? 10.10.4
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel 5960x i7 8 Core 3.5 GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 32 GB
7) Soundcard? RME 802
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed? SSD 1Tb - Samsung 520 read/520 write
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
10) Number of tracks before crackling? 220

Max was 220 at 83%. My computer does not like being high than 83% apparently. I'll have to try it with an overclock.

Really impressed with @M-bition 's results. And it's a laptop!

M-bition
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by M-bition » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:33 pm

@mafromusic

Yes, impressive right? I am really happy with the power of this machine :wink:

Just did a fast new test
- 9.6.2
- Windows 10 Pro X64
- 32GB RAM instead of 16GB

Stock 8%
@ 4.4 7% with max tracks 216 @ 99% still not a great gain here

8)

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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by atlatnesiti » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:25 am

Can't download the test file from the link provided.
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mafromusic
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by mafromusic » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:45 pm

M-bition wrote:@mafromusic

Yes, impressive right? I am really happy with the power of this machine :wink:

Just did a fast new test
- 9.6.2
- Windows 10 Pro X64
- 32GB RAM instead of 16GB

Stock 8%
@ 4.4 7% with max tracks 216 @ 99% still not a great gain here

8)
That's a proper desktop replacement, no need for a tower with that performance! I hope the new MBPs are similar..

I figured out how to overclock my desktop:

4.0 - 7% with max tracks 277 @ 91% .
4.2 - 287

General responsiveness after around 70% cpu is pretty bad on my end, sluggish gui, redraw etc. Maybe it's just my system.

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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by Seldome » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:27 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter? 6-7%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? iMac27 Late2015
3) Operating System? 10.11.6
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6.2 / 64bit
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel 6700k i7 4 Core 4.0 GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 32 GB DDR3
7) Soundcard? Build-In
8] Hard Disk Drive Speed? 3Tb Fusion Drive
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
10) Number of tracks before crackling? 223

superistic
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by superistic » Wed Aug 24, 2016 10:46 pm

superistic wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 12%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Built PC
3) Operating System? Windows 7 64-bit SP1
4) Ableton Live version? 9.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.5Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 8gb Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME Fireface UFX
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Intel SSD X25-M 160gb & Intel SSD 330 Series 240gb
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
10) 64 or 32bit live? 32 bit
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 42%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Built PC
3) Operating System? Windows 10 Home
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 4770K @ 3.5Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 8gb Corsair Vengeance Blue Low Profile DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME Fireface UFX
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Intel SSD X25-M 160gb & Intel SSD 330 Series 240gb
9) Number of playback tracks? 8
10) 64 or 32bit live? 64 bit

getting a lot of glitches on projects that were previously ok on Win 7 so decided to run this test again - as you can see something has went wrong since i upgraded to windows 10 ! 42% versus 12% before ... 64 bit Live has been ok for me as well as 96.2, have only noticed detrimental performance since upgrading to 10

anyone able to help?

edit: updated my UFX driver, 27% was the highest peak i noticed but i dont like the way the meter is bouncing around, never used to do that
guess ill go and update whatever other drivers i can update

mikb
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by mikb » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:44 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter %
12%

2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?
Apple MacBook Pro

3) Operating System?
macOS 10.12 "Sierra"

4) Ableton Live version?
9.6.2

5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed?
2.2 GHz Intel "Core i7" 2720QM

6) Amount of Ram?
16gb

7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?
RME Babyface, driver 2.18

8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)?
76 MB/s write, 82 MB/s read

9) Number of playback tracks?
8 tracks for 12% Audio engine load

10) 64 or 32bit live?
64bit

11) Amount of tracks before crackling occurs
57
Basic gear info: Macbook Pro with macOS 10.12, Ableton Live Suite version 9 (64bit) with Ozone, Push and APC20 as controllers.

LesMizzell
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by LesMizzell » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:39 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter:
8 tracks - 12%
16 tracks - 16% (added tracks by copying the original 8)
24 tracks - 22%
32 tracks - 28%

Wow - I'm pretty happy with that. I'll never go over 32 tracks anyways...


2) Laptop/Desktop? Custom ADK Laptop - got it five days ago

3) Operating System: Windows 10 - 64 bit

4) Ableton Live version: 9.7

5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel i7-6700HQ 2.60gHz

6) Amount of Ram? 16gb

7) Soundcard : Steinberg UR44

8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 7200 ( SSD system and program drive )

10) 64 or 32bit live? 64

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