LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST - results here

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FaX-01
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Post by FaX-01 » Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:51 am

subterFUSE wrote:35% stable, peak 37%
Laptop: M-Tech D900T
Windows XP SP2
Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz HT (600 series) 2 MB cache
2048 RAM (DDR2 PC4200 533 MHz) (2 x 1024 chips)
M-Audio FireWire Audiophile
Dual hard drives: 80 gig x 2 = 160 gig SATA 5400 rpm (RAID 0 config)

That's odd .
My Toshi is a 3.2 w/512kb cache and only PC2700 (333mhz) ram @ 1gig and I get a steady 31-33% with it stable at 32% most of the time.
I would have expected a faster result than that myself for your laptop.
Very strange (at least 27-30% would have been what I expected).
My aren't the wings of butterflies beautiful and do they not make wonderful perturbations.....

Ambioun - Techno Man
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Post by Ambioun - Techno Man » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:03 am

CPU Meter :: 127% (Peak 134%)
Computer :: G4 Quicksilver Desktop
OS :: OS X 10.4.2
CPU :: 867MHz PowerPC G4
RAM :: 512 MB SDRAM
Sound Card :: Core Audio

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Re: LIVE FIVE PERFORMANCE TEST

Post by Nod » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:31 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % : 36% peak
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model : Custom Built Desktop - Intel D865PERL
3) Operating System : Win XP1a w/Blackvipers Service Tweaks
4) CPU Make Model and Speed : Intel P4 2.6c
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram : 512Mb PC3200
6) Soundcard : Audiophile 24/96
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed : 120Gb internal SATA & 200Gb external Firewire

LOFA
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Post by LOFA » Thu Aug 04, 2005 6:48 am

It would be really great if someone from Ableton could comment on their insider experience with regards to the significantly beter performance in Win over Apple.
I am hoping that they will say something like:

"Oh yeah, Steve Jobs sent us the secret decoder ring last week (sorry if it didn't make the debut of 5)" but in the next update you can expect the lesser powered, significantly less utilized (by a standard commercial standpoint) 1-2.7ghz macs to run as smoothly as the 3.8g, 64 bit, amd chips, with which Ableton (as practical developers) have in their best interest to optimize for."

I fucking hate giving my money to microsoft, but having been shafted enough by Apple (with my experience with Logic 7 support/premature discontinuation of G5's, etc) I feel no loyalty to Apple. Though, despite my drunken state (all out of bear, had to hit the Sapphire) OSX FUCKING rocks.

It is so hard to make up my mind these days. If only I didn't love tweaking operator in real time so much! "That" is the ultimate CPU killer!

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Post by filarion » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:21 am

1) CPU Meter: 32% max
2) Apple G5 2.5 Ghz Dual
3) OSX Tiger 10.4.2
4) CPU: PPC G5 2.5 ghz
5) 2.5 GB PC3200 RAM
6) Soundcard : Hammerfall DSP Multiface
7) 160 GB SATA Internal

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Post by subterFUSE » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:34 pm

I fucking hate giving my money to microsoft, but having been shafted enough by Apple (with my experience with Logic 7 support/premature discontinuation of G5's, etc) I feel no loyalty to Apple. Though, despite my drunken state (all out of bear, had to hit the Sapphire) OSX FUCKING rocks.
It's not any secret that Apple has been held back by IBM for years now.... and Intel and AMD have just glided by them. I mean.... come on people... think about it.... Steve Jobs had to have been shitting himself to make the switch to Intel chips. That's about the most unlikely move anyone would hve ever predicted Apple computer co. to make.

The simple truth is that Apple is no longer the performance leader they once were.... The only thing that has kept them alive the past few years is the legions of loyal customers they have built over the years..... but even that can only sustain them for so long. They had to evolve in order to remain competitive. We Ableton users are witnessing this fact in our performance tests.


I'm looking forward to the future for Apple, though.... I'm certain the new Intel gear will return them to their strong position again.

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Post by LOFA » Thu Aug 04, 2005 3:59 pm

I'm sober right now, and I agree completely, though I hope whatever they release is not infltated ion terms of price. Money concerning, I may have to wait any way.

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Post by jer_mcclain » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:03 pm

30%
HP Pavillion DV1340
Windows XP Pro SP2
Intel Pentium M 1.83
1gb
Onboard Audio Conexant AC-Link
4200 rpm
MacBook Pro - Live Suite - Mira - APC40 - Apogee Duet - Grado SR325i

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Post by DJ VAKIS » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:51 pm

The question is why Logic runs so good on the Macintosh?And Live not?

Will be very nice if some one can answer.

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Post by drush » Thu Aug 04, 2005 4:54 pm

you'd need to get the actual coders for each app in a room....

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Post by DJSK » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:03 pm

1) 25% peaks momentarily at 27%

2) Emachines m6811 Laptop

3) Windows XP SP2

4) 2.2GHz AMD Mobile Athlon 64 3400+

5) 512 MB 333 MHz DDR SDRAM

6) Stock soundcard

Not bad for a computer that I only paid $695 for on ebay!!! Still only temporary until I get an Intel Powerbook. I think I might try overclocking the processor and running the test again.

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Post by amo » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:10 pm

1) 65-82 %
2) Compaq 1720US laptop
3) Win XP SP2
4) 1 Ghz PIII
5) 512 Mo PC133
6) onboard
7) 5200 RPM

Will try with the one listed on my sig soon.
Cheers
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Post by subterFUSE » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:39 pm

The question is why Logic runs so good on the Macintosh?And Live not?

Will be very nice if some one can answer.
Logic is able to take advantage of dual processors, right?

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Post by Gigatron » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:22 am

1. 40%
2. Desktop - Custom Build
3. Win XP Home SP2
4. Intel P4 2.8 Ghz
5. 2 GB DDR 400
6. PreSonus FirePod
7. 120GB 7200rpm sata

So far I see the amd 64's kick ass. I notice alot of you seem to have dual g5's... why on earth are you using Live which doesn't take advantage of that second cpu? Myself, I'm going to grab a dual core and go back to Cubase until Ableton wakes up and smells the coffe on performance.

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Post by Lo-Fi Massahkah » Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:32 pm

Hi!

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % - 34%
2) Laptop/Desktop? - Custom built desktop
3) Operating System - Win XP Pro
4) CPU Make Model and Speed - AMD Xp2800+ (2.09 Ghz)
5) Amount of Ram / Speed of Ram - 1GB, speed ?
6) Soundcard - PCI STAudio Cport (w/ ESI drivers)
7) Hard Disk Drive Speed - 7200rpm

Cheers,
Mikael

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