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Re: UNBELIEVABLE PERFORMANCE ON MY MACINTEL POWERBOOK!

Post by drush » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:37 am

dpel wrote:i'm testing the new MacIntel PB.
see for yourself! notice the cpu % please. ;-)
it would be great fun to believe you but so far i don't.

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Quad G5s

Post by ze2be » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:21 pm

So theres no reason to get a Quad cpu G5, when exclusivly using Live5?

I mean its got 4 x 2.5 GHZ which gives you 10 GHZ in total. But in most apps, and for this purpose Live gives a 1/4th of the available power; 2.5 GHZ.

So you might as well get the 2.1 GHZ iMac, save less then half the cash, and get almost the same speed?

Hase someone tested the Quad G5 yet? :roll:

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Post by meatfestival » Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:27 pm

4x 2.5ghz does not equal 10ghz effective. It's not that simple.

The amount of mainstream software which make proper use of 2 processors let alone 4 could probably be counted on your fingers. And Live is not among them.

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Post by ze2be » Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:12 pm

meatfestival wrote:4x 2.5ghz does not equal 10ghz effective. It's not that simple.

The amount of mainstream software which make proper use of 2 processors let alone 4 could probably be counted on your fingers. And Live is not among them.
Yeah... though if you use Apple programs, its a different story!

But I cant see the point of geting a dual or quad, other then for that.

I need to replace my old G4 867mhz powerbook. Id like to stick to laptops, but im not shure if the latest G4 1.67ghz powerbook is enough. So im thinking about the latest 2.1ghz G5 iMac, or the dual G5 PowerMac.

Id love to here user experiances with the latest powerbook. How many tracks, how many vst instruments etc it is capable of?

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Post by subterFUSE » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:26 pm

I need to replace my old G4 867mhz powerbook. Id like to stick to laptops, but im not shure if the latest G4 1.67ghz powerbook is enough. So im thinking about the latest 2.1ghz G5 iMac, or the dual G5 PowerMac.
If you can wait a little longer, you may be happier with what Apple can supply in terms of a laptop. Intel gear is around the corner.

Should be leaps and bounds beyond current PowerBook G4.


If you can't wait, I'd say go with the iMac. Best bang for the buck from Apple, at least for use with Ableton.
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Post by drush » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:09 pm

subterFUSE wrote:If you can wait a little longer, you may be happier with what Apple can supply in terms of a laptop. Intel gear is around the corner.
don't get your hopes up on that around the corner thing.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=54

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Post by ze2be » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:14 pm

subterFUSE wrote:
I need to replace my old G4 867mhz powerbook. Id like to stick to laptops, but im not shure if the latest G4 1.67ghz powerbook is enough. So im thinking about the latest 2.1ghz G5 iMac, or the dual G5 PowerMac.
If you can wait a little longer, you may be happier with what Apple can supply in terms of a laptop. Intel gear is around the corner.

Should be leaps and bounds beyond current PowerBook G4.


If you can't wait, I'd say go with the iMac. Best bang for the buck from Apple, at least for use with Ableton.
Well, I think it will be some time with the "power" stuf, but the "i" stuf will probably start popping up first, as usual!

Yeah, the iMac is what im thinking about. And yeah I realy cant wait any more, been waiting/delayd since august! I can probably sell it for a fair bit, when the intel stuf comes!

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Post by amo » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:23 pm

Hi,

guys, not to bother you, but I suggest the discution (to which I add right now) would look better in another thread, since that one is meant for tests results. Sorry again ! :oops:

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Post by dtm » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:49 am

ocp wrote:Is this for real?!
At 12% the shaded area seems to go a bit far (+/- in the 60% zone).
Can we see a photo of the new PB?

Come on people, give the guy a break. Just because someone owns photo shop doesn't necessarily mean they have a camera too
:wink:
Poor guy... Just wont let that Mac go will he?
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Post by Psikus » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:59 pm

1) 29 %
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model
3) Win Xp Pro SP2
4) Athlon 64 - 3500 - 2.21 Ghz
5) 1Go DDR / 3200 Mhz
6) Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinium
7) ATA 100 - 7200 rps

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Post by djadonis206 » Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:49 pm

redje wrote:1) 32% (if it bounces around, please list the peak)
2) shuttle xpc
3) win xp
4) amd 3800+ dual core
5) 2 gb ram / pc3200
6) Rme digi9636 pci
7) hd ata150 7200rpm
Curious, I'm peaking at 32% with a AMD 64 3200 +

my HD is 7200 rpms as well interesting

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Post by YILA » Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:25 pm

1) 49% (bounces from 30)
2) Laptop Dell Precision m70l
3) Win Xp Pro SP2
4) Pentium M - 3500 - 2.13 Ghz
5) 2gb ram 605mhz
6) Alesis Photon X25 (w ASIO4ALL)
7) Fujistsu 5400rpm

HEy

Is this any good? im thinking of upgrading the hard disc to a 7200, will this give me much better performance?
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Post by detroitechno » Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:29 am

set your power management to 'always on' and your cpu won't jump around any longer...
A bunch of gear, cords, and a computer...

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Post by FLaKes » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:34 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % (if it bounces around, please list the peak) 34-38%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model Laptop Zd7000
3) Operating System Xp media center
4) CPU Make Model and Speed p4 3.06 ht
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram (if you know) 512/333
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) usb M-audio Ozone
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) 5400

Its really good....as a pc, but as a laptop its bad cause the battery lasts for about 1 hour

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Post by LOFA » Sat Dec 17, 2005 7:10 am

ocp wrote:Is this for real?!
At 12% the shaded area seems to go a bit far (+/- in the 60% zone).
Can we see a photo of the new PB?

72 was changed into 12. I really had to think about that one. OK. No I didn't.
That article really makes me want to jump ship. Of course, even in it's ominous news it suggests the possibility of apple making up with IBM and using thin, low watt G5s for powerbooks.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=54

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