Live 10 Performance Test

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stephenhellm
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by stephenhellm » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:17 pm

Here is my latest performance test:

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 9% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 544 (34 groups of 16 tracks), was possible to still add 3 more groups, but thought it was enough
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 2020 iMac 20,2
4. Operating System? 10.15.7
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.18 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7 10700 - 3,8 GHz 8-Core
7. Amount of Ram? 32GB - 3200
8. Sound card? Apogee Duet
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 970 EVO M.2 (3400 MB/s Read // 2300 MB/s Write)

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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by joe_thompson » Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:45 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 31% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? Somewhere around 100
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Dell XPS 13 9300
4. Operating System? Windows 10
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7-1065G7 @1.30GHz
7. Amount of Ram? 16GB
8. Sound card? Focusrite 4i4
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 500GB SSD

... should have got a mac. I could only just hear the track over the XPS' fan :wink:

mxcreep
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by mxcreep » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:46 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 26% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? Somewhere around 160
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Home build PC
4. Operating System? Windows 7 Ultimate
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7-2600K @4.8GHz
7. Amount of Ram? 16GB
8. Sound card? Onboard Realtek ALC889 with FL Studio Asio4All
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 2 x 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD + 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD + 6TB HDD on Areca raid 5, all SATA600 connected.

This pc is over 8 years old and it seems this was a really, really good investment :)
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by miyaru » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:03 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 36% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? Somewhere around 120
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Custom Prodaw
4. Operating System? Windows 10 Pro
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7-7700 @3.6GHz
7. Amount of Ram? 16GB
8. Sound card? Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 3rd gen
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? Samsung NVMe.
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TheJuiceAbides
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by TheJuiceAbides » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:44 pm

stephenhellm wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Here is my latest performance test:

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 9% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 544 (34 groups of 16 tracks), was possible to still add 3 more groups, but thought it was enough
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 2020 iMac 20,2
4. Operating System? 10.15.7
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.18 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7 10700 - 3,8 GHz 8-Core
7. Amount of Ram? 32GB - 3200
8. Sound card? Apogee Duet
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 970 EVO M.2 (3400 MB/s Read // 2300 MB/s Write)
Are you sure you are using the same buffer size and other test settings? The 2020 i9 iMac scores 18% with 16 tracks like TLW posted before, and the i7 outperforming the i9 by twice as much seems incorrect. I'm really interested in the i7/i9 differences. Jobinho, you seem to have been doing a LOT of research on this, how exactly does your i7 compare to the i9?

ALNiKO
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by ALNiKO » Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:51 pm

My latest performance test:

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 23% max with 16 tracks, 30% max with 32 tracks, 50% max with 64 tracks, 75% max with 128 tracks
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 256
3. Laptop/Desktop? Desktop
4. Operating System? Windows 10 Pro x64
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25 Standard
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i7 4790K @ 4.0GHz
7. Amount of Ram? 16GB
8. Sound card? SSL 2+
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 512GB Samsung 860 EVO

I'm actually curious as to why my cpu % is so high compared to similar or less powerful builds. Is SSL 2+ notorious for having poor ASIO performance?

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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by koranek » Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:04 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the the Live Set for the Lesson:
16 Tracks - 17%
128 Tracks - 37%
256 Tracks - 52%
Maxes out around 450 tracks
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 450
3. 2020 27" iMac
4. OS: 10.15.7
5. Live: 10.1.18
6. Intel i9 10 core 3.6GHz
7. RAM: 64GB
8. Interface: iConnectAudio 2+
9. Apple 4TB Internal SSD 2900 MB R/W
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by M-bition » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:54 am

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 20% max
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 320 - see remarks
3. Laptop with Desktop processor Clevo P751-TM1
4. Operating System? Windows 10
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? i9-9900K all cores @ 4.4 (8cores, 16 threads)
7. Amount of Ram? 64GB - 2400
8. Sound card? NI Maschine MK3
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 970 EVO M.2

Playing the whole track without problems stops at 320 tracks. CPU usage is around 70% but demanding parts of the track will reach to the max.
Using more tracks will have CPU usage above 100% at those demanding parts thus with problems.

However;
Looping the track at bar 34 -> 20% with 16 tracks
Looping the track at bar 34 -> 80% with 416 tracks without problems (more tracks would give small hiccups)
Looping the track at bar 34 -> 95% with 496 tracks and hiccups

furukawa404
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by furukawa404 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:16 pm

I tested it on a new laptop (ASUS TUF A15).

type raptop
OS windows10
Ableton Live version live10 suite
CPU ryzen7 4800H 8core-16thread (2.9-4.2GHz)
RAM 16GB
Soundcard audient EVO4
Hard Disk type SSD
To reduce the CPU load, I use geforce instead of the radeon in the ryzen when using live.

CPU usage on the first 16 tracks was higher than I expected, around 20 percent, but the increase after that was slower.
After 256 tracks, the CPU usage in the second half of the song started to exceed 90%. 
Finally, after 304 tracks, the CPU usage reached 100%.
I was very surprised by this result, the ryzen4000 laptop has a lot of power and proved to be very useful in live use.
I hope these test results will be helpful to you.

yourfriendgus
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by yourfriendgus » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:44 am

I purpose-built this computer to smash in Ableton. I may try switching to my UAD interface to A/B the difference.

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. 18%
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? 600+
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop, custom
4. Operating System? Win10ten
5. Ableton Live version? 10.1.25
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Ryzen 3960x 24-core 4.5ghz (48 threads)
7. Amount of Ram? 128 GB, PC-3600 CL16 19-19-35
8. Soundcard? Audient ID-22
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD)? 4x Sabrent Rocket NVMe in RAID-0: 15,000Mb/s read/write

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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by casegrey » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:15 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson – 34%
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? – 84 (grouped the 16 tracks, then duplicated until audio started to breakup)
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? – Apple Macbook Air M1 Late 2020
4. Operating System? – macOS 11
5. Ableton Live version? – 10.1.30 Suite Trial
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? – M1 8 Core 8 Core Gpu
7. Amount of Ram? – 8gb
8. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? – Laptop
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD) and Speed (if you know)? – Apple NVRAM

Remarks: This is done through Rosetta 2 - so basically emulating a x86 Intel. Hopefully performance will get better when Live is optimized for the Apple M1 ... It was a bit disappointing since I could not beat my 2014 Macbook Pro With i7 2,5Ghz and 16 GB Ram :(
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Re: Live 10 Performance Test

Post by jlgrimes » Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:45 pm

1. Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson – 25%
2. Maximum number of playback tracks? – 112 (Audio didn't breakup I just stopped here CPU got up to 47% peak)
3. Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? – Desktop IbuyPower.com Gaming PC Intel X299 Core i7 Configurator
4. Operating System? – Windows 10
5. Ableton Live version? – 10.1.30 Suite
6. CPU Make, Model, and Speed? – Intel Core (TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80 GHz, 3792 Mhz, 8 Core(s), 16 Logical Processors
7. Amount of Ram? – 32gb
8. Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? – Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen
9. Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD) and Speed (if you know)? – SSD

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