LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST - results here

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Post by AdamJay » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:22 am

bigbadotis wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 37 - 41%
2) Laptop/Desktop? iMac 20"
3) Operating System 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed G5 2.1Ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram 1.5GB PC4200
6) Soundcard Stock
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed 250GB 7200RPM SATA[/b]
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thanks for testing the new iMac G5 2.1ghz!

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Post by forge » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:50 am

bigbadotis wrote:1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 37 - 41%
2) Laptop/Desktop? iMac 20"
3) Operating System 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed G5 2.1Ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram 1.5GB PC4200
6) Soundcard Stock
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed 250GB 7200RPM SATA[/b]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:49 am Post subject: Dual-core 2GHz Power Mac Reply with quote
1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 37%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Desktop
3) Operating System: 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed Dual Core 2.0 Ghz PowerPC G5
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram : 2.5 GB DDR2 SDRAM
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) Stock
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) 7200rpm

if rick's peaked at 37 for a dual 2.0 and bigbadotis was 41 for a single 2.1 IMac that's an interesting result - it seems to show that the dual core is slightly better for live despite Live not being built for it - no where near double though!

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Post by rick » Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:04 am

forge wrote:
bigbadotis wrote:if rick's peaked at 37 for a dual 2.0 and bigbadotis was 41 for a single 2.1 IMac that's an interesting result - it seems to show that the dual core is slightly better for live despite Live not being built for it - no where near double though!
Yeh, I was wondering about that. Maybe it's the 1MB L2 cache that the dual-core has (vs. 512MB on iMac); also Power Mac has faster FSB. My 2GHz dual-core bounced around between 34% and 37%.

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Post by bigbadotis » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:49 pm

plus, Live does actually run the GUI on the other processor, right? That has to account for at least a little bit, with meters bouncing this way and that....

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Post by warpus » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:34 pm

Yeh, I was wondering about that. Maybe it's the 1MB L2 cache that the dual-core has (vs. 512MB on iMac); also Power Mac has faster FSB. My 2GHz dual-core bounced around between 34% and 37%.[/quote]

Seems about right as my dual core G5 2.3ghz bounced between 30% and 34% which is only about 10% faster (even though the cpu is 15% faster).

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Post by rick » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:35 pm

warpus wrote:Seems about right as my dual core G5 2.3ghz bounced between 30% and 34% which is only about 10% faster (even though the cpu is 15% faster).
Hi Warpus,

Maybe you wanna edit your entry to "30% - 34%", or just "34%". AdamJay asked for the peak value if the CPU meter bounced around. Based on CPU alone I'd expect yours to peak at 32%, given that mine peaked at 37% i.e. ((2 / 2.3) * 37). The extra 2% you experienced could be down to your USB audio interface.

Crikey! I can't believe I'm discussing such CPU minutiae. If I go any further down that road, I'll be trading in my Mac for a PC ;-) "Snap out of it Rick. You bought a Mac for the overall computing experience, NOT just CPU". :?

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Post by brainray » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:26 pm

1) 24 % peak
2) Desktop
3) XP SP2
4) Athlon64 3000+ @ 2500 MHz (kind of 4100+)
5) DDR400 dual channel RAM 1024 MB
6) internal Nvidia
7) 7200rpm

I wonder what an Athlon X2 does? Anyone?
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Post by warpus » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:55 pm

rick wrote:
Crikey! I can't believe I'm discussing such CPU minutiae. If I go any further down that road, I'll be trading in my Mac for a PC ;-) "Snap out of it Rick. You bought a Mac for the overall computing experience, NOT just CPU". :?
Rick, I just switched from Mac to PC and now back to Mac again with my new G5. And while I did appreciate the extra CPU power my PC had, I really found it to be more trouble than it was worth. I found that my system needed constant care and fine tuning (and troubleshooting). I was amazed that when I connected all my gear to the new G5 it only took me about 5 minutes to tweak it to a level of reliable performance that I was never quite able to achieve with my Dual 3.6Ghz Xeon after several hours of effort.

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Post by simart » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:55 pm

Very cool thread--I'm running the Live demo
1) 38% peak
2) Shuttle Zen ST62K
3) Windows XP
4) P4 Prescott 3.2Ghz
5) 1.5 Gb 400DDR
6) M-Audio Audiophile PCI 24/96
7) 7200 rpm

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Post by MarkH » Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:52 pm

It's great to see some new results on G5 dual core and also the new 2.1Ghz iMac. Seems the architecture of the Dual Core system boosts performance even at the same Ghz speed of the older system.


1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 37% - was 43% on old Powermac
2) Laptop/Desktop? Desktop
3) Operating System: 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed Dual Core 2.0 Ghz PowerPC G5
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram : 2.5 GB DDR2 SDRAM
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) Stock
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know) 7200rpm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 37 - 41% - was 43% on 2Ghz iMac
2) Laptop/Desktop? iMac 20"
3) Operating System 10.4.2
4) CPU Make Model and Speed G5 2.1Ghz
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram 1.5GB PC4200
6) Soundcard Stock
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed 250GB 7200RPM SATA[/b]
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Post by Per Boysen » Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:46 pm

1) 24 % with some spares bounces down to 23 %
2) Zepto Znote 6515WD. Laptop. http://www.zepto.com/
3) XP, Service pack 2.
4) Pentium M, 2 GHz (Centrino).
5) 1 GB ram (speed? don't know. 533?)
6) Echo Indigo i/o PCMCIA soundcard.
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed = 7200.
x) ATI Mobility Radeon X600, 128 MB.

This is way cool, since the same test with my 1,25 MHz Powerbook was up at 70-something percent ;-) From now on this Centrino will be dedicated for running Live with SIR and my Powerbook will keep on running Logic, Numerology, WaveBurner and some stuff to master Dolby surround files.
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Post by kptkar » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:42 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 80%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Laptop
3) Operating System: 10.4.3*
4) CPU Make Model and Speed: iBook G4 1.33
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram: 1.25GB PC2700
6) Soundcard (Stock or add on?, usb/firewire/pci ?) Stock/FW410**
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 4200(internal) 7200(FW400)

*10.4.2 was 106%
**FW410 brings peak to 85%

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Post by handojin » Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:06 pm

my new laptop

20%
custom barebones laptop (sonoma)
integrated intel extreme graphics (pci express type)
pin modded 1.7 dothan (2.26ghz @ 533fsb)
1 gb ddr 533
internal 5400 rpm
internal realtek hd
(will report again when i get new soundcard and extra internal hd)


destkop computer
27-28%
amd64 3000+ (2000 oc'ed to 2300)
hammerfall 2496 midex8 and 1x uad card
1gb ddr400
2 ata100 7200 rpm' hd's

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Post by MarkH » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:11 am

I had some spare time and made this simple report. People who submitted a range of cpu utilization I used the average number.

** I didn't have time to average EVERY submission of the same CPU make/model/speed. Takes more time than I have available. **

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Post by RobStrobe » Sun Nov 06, 2005 8:31 am

hey mark...great edit you did...but...ARE SURE???

cause me,i got P4 with 3.06 ghz had something like 50-60% bouncing around...and you got that in your list at 37%...just wondering cause i didn´t see any P4 with such good results to make my one not to be appeard...or did you just take out a few result from a handfull users??

=)

cheers rob


BY THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!

QUESTION:

I´M ASKING MYSELF FOR A WHILE and NOW ALSO YOU!!!,
HOW DOES THE CENTRINO or PENTIUM M based LAPTOPS REACT,
IF YOU START WORKING WITH HUGEVSTPLUGINS...
(thinking of reaktor,minimoog,waves,ms-20,polysix,fm7
or the arturia modularsystem...just to name a few)


whats then the best choice???

CENTRINO/PENTIUM M or P4/AMD64 ?


i think it´s adam jayz turn again to design a test...

would you mind adam???
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