LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST - results here

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AdamJay
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LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST - results here

Post by AdamJay » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:11 pm

time for the version 5 performance test.

You WILL see a higher cpu % in this test than you scored in the v.4 test.
So keep in mind, though this test .als may sound *similar to the version 4 test .als, the scores you get in v.5 will have nothing to do with the scores you got in v.4.
This test is for testing individual computers against each other, not version 4 against version 5, nor one test against another. this is a NEW TEST, and like the v.4 test its only goal is to compare Live 5 as a standalone program on certain machines versus on other machines.

Once again. the version 5 test has nothing to do with your scores in the version 4 test. Remember this.
:)

New Features Tested:
Complex Warping
Delay Compensation
Beat Repeat
Arpeggiator
Saturator
Phaser
Flanger
and others.



VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
before performing the test - please set in preferences...
Audio - Input Audio Device > "No Input"
Audio - Output Buffer Latency > "512 Samples" (if you can't get latency this low - set it as low as you can without pops'n'clicks and make a note in your post)
Audio - Sample Rate > "44100"
Audio - Overall Latency - "0ms" latency compensation
MAKE SURE DELAY COMPENSATION IS TURNED ON under the options menu (This is a new v.5 feature that does indeed use cpu cycles and is critical to the test)

Midi/Sync - Remote Control Surfaces - NONE, NONE, and NONE.

MAC USERS:
Make Sure Energy Saver is set to HIGHEST PERFORMANCE for Processor.

PC USERS:
Make Sure Power Management is set to "ALWAYS ON", and that no other energy saving softwares are enabled (PowerNOW!, SpeedStep, etc.)


DOWNLOAD .ALS (2.4 MB)
http://66.221.205.118/adamjay/Live5PerformanceTest.zip



after completing the test, please post in this thread, and post only results in this thread....
please list:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model
3) Operating System
4) CPU Make Model and Speed
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know)
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?)
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)

if you do not know all of the specifications of your machine as listed above, please fill free to still participate in this public benchmark and at least list the specifications that you DO know.

Also, If you get glitches or Disk Overload, please make a note of it in your post. :)



to discuss the test - see this thread:
http://www.ableton.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=334690



NEW: 11/06/05 - CHART
thanks to MarkH for compiling this chart with results through 11/05/05

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:13 pm

I'll go first:


1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 66%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model - Apple Powerbook G4 12"
3) Operating System - OSX 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - G4 1.5ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) - 1.25GB / DDR333
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) - Stock Core Audio card
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) - 5400rpm

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Post by DJRetard » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:23 pm

Your test is flawed. You have NOT taken in to account the differnce in PC peripherals. IM Pm'ed you and told you this. You should also have waited until the next update as Abletons sure to optimise the software.

Much to early for this test.

This is simply a thread for your Ego.

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:24 pm

peripherals?

DON'T USE ANY.
just like in the v.4 test.

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Post by Mr. Computer Dude » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:27 pm

DJRetard, please leave the Ableton forum.

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Post by hoffman2k » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:27 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 50%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model - Apple dual Powermac g5 1.8
3) Operating System - OSX 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - G5 2x 1.8ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram - 1.25GB / DDR
6) Soundcard - Stock Core Audio card
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed - 7200rpm

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Post by bensuthers » Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:30 pm

actually, retard, I have always found the test very useful, as people post more information than they need to.

peripharals DO matter on BOTH platforms, but if someone posts a high performance, it's still a high performance; if someone wants to try and emulate that machine INCLUDING their peripherals to obtain the same performance....

the trick with this sort of test is to get a large volume of data; that way you can quickly see which platform and peripherals and processor and ram you really want.

let's not get personal for the sake of it, retard; let's just post performance figures and assume that both PC and MAC users can see exactly how live 5 performance scales across both platforms.

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Post by drush » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:02 pm

DJRetard wrote:Your test is flawed. You have NOT taken in to account the differnce in PC peripherals. IM Pm'ed you and told you this. You should also have waited until the next update as Abletons sure to optimise the software.

Much to early for this test.

This is simply a thread for your Ego.
it's not an absolute test, it's a baseline test.

and adam's "ego" has been demonstrated many times on this forum in the form of well articulated help, suggestions, or ideas, frequently without request for them. he's gone above and beyond the call of duty a few thousand times.

we'd appreciate it if you would take Computer Dude's suggestion. you've just made yourself not welcome here.

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Post by Machinate » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:08 pm

35% live cpu meter.

ThinkPad r40
1.5 gig centrino
512 megs of ram
winXP
Builtin sound card with ASIO4all drivers.
mbp 2.66, osx 10.6.8, 8GB ram.

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Post by aleeann » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:10 pm

1) 29%
2) IBM ThinkPad T42 (work computer)
3) Windows 2000, Service Pack 2
4) x86 Family 6 Model, Intel Pentium M 1.70ghz
5) 768 ram
6) Built-in soundcard
7) 5400 rpm

Will test the dedicated music lappy at home tonight.

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Post by drush » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:18 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 58%
2) Make/Model: Apple Powerbook G4 15"
3) Operating System: OSX 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed: G4 1.67ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram: 1.5GB / DDR333
6) Soundcard: Stock Core Audio card
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400rpm

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Post by thx1138 » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:38 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter - 132%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model - Apple Imac G4 15"
3) Operating System - OSX 10.3.9
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - G4 800mhz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram - 768mb / PC133
6) Soundcard - Stock Core Audio card
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed - Booting from External 7200rpm

Time for a upgrade :oops: :oops: :roll: :P :P :P

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Post by robin » Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:58 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 74%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model - Apple Powerbook G4 12"
3) Operating System - OSX 10.3.9
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - G4 1.33ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) - 768MB / DDR333
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) - Stock Core Audio card
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) - 5400rpm

Or with a Maya 44 USB Audio interface - 72%

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Post by zekrab » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:05 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 37
2) del inspiron 9100
3) XP SP2
4) P4 3.2Ghz
5) 512Mo
6) ECHOINDIGO DJ
7) 7200 RPM
Dell inspiron 9100 P4 3,2Ghz, 512 Mo RAM, XP SP2, Echoindigo dj, Firewire 410, UC33e

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Post by bytheriver » Tue Aug 02, 2005 11:20 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 32
2) Custom built desktop
3) XP SP2 (32bit edition)
4) AMD64 3000+, native clock 1.8 over clocked to 2.25
5) 512mb DDR400 ram, Single chip so single channel
6) Maudio firewire audiophile
7) 7200 RPM, 8meg cache 80gig OEM hitachi HDD.

This ISN'T a dedicated DAW, its on the net and I play games on it to, its had no tweaking at all aside from a defrag a few weeks ago where I moved the pagefile to the fastest disk sectors.

Pretty damn happy with that, i'll edit my post with my p4 2.4 laptop in the next few days.

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