LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST - results here

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Re: LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST

Post by Dr. Zoiberg » Sun Sep 18, 2005 1:08 pm

AdamJay wrote: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)
1) 39%
2) Apple Powermac
3) 10.4.2
4) G5 2x2.3ghz
5) 2GB
6) Motu 896 firewire
7) 7200rpm

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Post by Dr. Zoiberg » Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:35 pm

I must add that Logic is A LOT faster than Live and I can use smaller buffer settings.
I hope Ableton will introduce multithreading soon... any news on this?

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Post by mimesis » Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:36 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 45% max
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model -desktop powermac g5
3) Operating System - OSX 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - g5 dual 2
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) - 1.5gb
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) - motu traveler
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) - 7200 sata
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Post by jms5881 » Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:57 am

1) 32 %
2) Asus A7N8X Deluxe (custom built)
3) WindowsXP SP2
4) AMD 2.19 Ghz Barton Core
5) Mushkin 1.0 GB DDR 400Mhz
6) Tascam US-122 AISO, USB
7) 7200 rpm

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Post by skiptracer » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:00 am

1. 67-74%
2. iBook 12"
3. OSX 10.4
4. G4 1.33 ghz
5. 512 mb
6. stock Core Audio
7. 5400 i believe

Not bad in comparison to the Powerbooks. Amazing how much speedier the PCs are.

What's the recent deal on altivec?

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:27 am

skiptracer wrote:1. 67-74%
2. iBook 12"
3. OSX 10.4
4. G4 1.33 ghz
5. 512 mb
6. stock Core Audio
7. 5400 i believe

Not bad in comparison to the Powerbooks. Amazing how much speedier the PCs are.

What's the recent deal on altivec?
not bad at all...

re:altivec... kinda useless to implement it now since Apple is going Intel. but that means Live will be faster, and Ableton will then be able to focus furthermore on SSE optimization for both Mac and Win platforms, making Live eeeeven faster.

also its a mixed blessing that Ableton never went Altivec. It will probably be amongst the very first DAWs to be MacIntel compatible, since they won't have to cherry pick out any Altivec optimizations in order to make the code compatible with the new architecture.

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Post by skiptracer » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:06 am

ah well, i'll just have to wait then.

Myspace sucks? yeah, the teenage sector/web, but as far as networking musician-wise, it's great. and looking at pictures of your friends trying to look cool is great.

I bought Praveen's new album simply because of his Myspace page. I couldn't get enough of his music.

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:18 am

skiptracer wrote:ah well, i'll just have to wait then.

Myspace sucks? yeah, the teenage sector/web, but as far as networking musician-wise, it's great. and looking at pictures of your friends trying to look cool is great.

I bought Praveen's new album simply because of his Myspace page. I couldn't get enough of his music.
did you actually click the myspace sucks link?

has nothing to do with teenagers.

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Post by skiptracer » Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:26 am

oh i'm sorry. defense mode.

wow, that's terrible. hopefully they can improve the coding though! what a bad interface.

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Post by Erubus » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:52 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % ------------------------------ 35% peak, 34% avg
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model ------------------------- Desktop Dell 8400
3) Operating System --------------------------------------- Win XP Home SP2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed --------------------------- P4 3.0G Prescott 630
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) ------- 1.5 G DDR2 PC4200
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) ----- On-board
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) ------------------ SATA 40Gig 7200 RPM
-------------------------------------------------------------- PATA 120Gig 5400 RPM


This is by no means an optimised system...This has been my gaming/internet warrior for quite a few months, just tryin out Live 5 before gettin my Lappy.

Although, I must say...doesnt seem to be too bad for the $500 I paid for it.....
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Post by FaX-01 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:13 am

Erubus wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % ------------------------------ 35% peak, 34% avg
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model ------------------------- Desktop Dell 8400
3) Operating System --------------------------------------- Win XP Home SP2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed --------------------------- P4 3.0G Prescott 630
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) ------- 1.5 G DDR2 PC4200
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) ----- On-board
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) ------------------ SATA 40Gig 7200 RPM
-------------------------------------------------------------- PATA 120Gig 5400 RPM


This is by no means an optimised system...This has been my gaming/internet warrior for quite a few months, just tryin out Live 5 before gettin my Lappy.

Although, I must say...doesnt seem to be too bad for the $500 I paid for it.....

Doesn't seem too bad :roll: ....
Those are excellent results on that system spec buddy :D .
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Post by the shoe » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:23 am

this thread has confused me :? i'm getting a new box in the new year so what should i do it seems the spec doesn't have as much to do with results as the make of the machine.crazy

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Post by Michael-SW » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:57 am

the shoe wrote:this thread has confused me :? i'm getting a new box in the new year so what should i do it seems the spec doesn't have as much to do with results as the make of the machine.crazy
Eh? I think the CPU model and clock frequency explains at least 90% of the performance test results. Computer maker seems to be a very minor factor.

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Post by shredded » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:37 pm

I am wondering though, how many people know how to optimise Windows for audio, i.e. shutting off background processes and setting Windows to run best for programs, etc. this may make a difference, especially as many brand name computers these days have all kind of junk installed that runs at startup. Does the cpu monitor display overall cpu use, or just the power being used by Live?

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Post by martin808 » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:42 pm

shut off background processes?

you should get better results by setting the processor to backround services.

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