LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Post by lukas412 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:40 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 47%
2) Laptop/Desktop: Laptop Make/Model: Sonica LiveTracker
3) Operating System: XP Home
4) Ableton Live version: 7.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core2Duo 2.4 T7700 Santa Rosa
6) Amount of Ram: 2GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it): FastTrack Pro 5.10.0.5064
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know): 7200rpm SATA
9) Number of playback tracks: 8

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Post by arachnaut » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:41 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 68
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Desktop/HP Pavilion m7434n
3) Operating System? Win XP SP2
4) Ableton Live version? 6.0.10
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 2.2 GHz
6) Amount of Ram? 2 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Post by Permeo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:44 am

1) Ableton Live CPU? 71%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Laptop/MacBook
3) Operating System? OS X 10.4.11
4) Ableton Live version? 7.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2 GHz Intel Core Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 2 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Core Audio
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? not sure...
9) Number of playback tracks? only 6...

Do you guys have any idea why it would be doing this?? I'm not even running 8 tracks, and it's shooting my CPU up to 71% on 6 tracks using a MacBook with two gigs of RAM. I've always had problems getting this computer up to speed. It always seems slower than other MacBooks...

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:08 am

Go to your OSX System preferences and make sure your Energy Saver settings are set for "Better Performance". Also, what soundcard are you using, CoreAudio is a driver type, not a soundcard.
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Post by ilia » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:08 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 52%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop, Asus F3SV-B1
3) Operating System: XP PRO SP2
4) Ableton Live version: Live 7.0.1 demo
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Core 2 Duo, Santa Rosa, 2.2gHz
6) Amount of Ram: 2GB
7) Soundcard: RME Fireface 400
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400 RPM
9) Number of playback tracks? 8 Tracks

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Post by Permeo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:14 am

Tarekith wrote:Go to your OSX System preferences and make sure your Energy Saver settings are set for "Better Performance". Also, what soundcard are you using, CoreAudio is a driver type, not a soundcard.
Where do I find that at...I looked in my system profiler and can't find it. I'm just using the basic internal card that came with the MacBook.

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Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:26 am

It might be called power settings in OSX 10.4, I forget.
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Post by udp » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:26 am

Permeo wrote:
Tarekith wrote:Go to your OSX System preferences and make sure your Energy Saver settings are set for "Better Performance". Also, what soundcard are you using, CoreAudio is a driver type, not a soundcard.
Where do I find that at...I looked in my system profiler and can't find it. I'm just using the basic internal card that came with the MacBook.
You should have the app "System Preferences" in your Dock.
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Post by Permeo » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:28 am

Sorry for the confusion. I was talking about the sound card. I took care of the energy preferences. That didn't do anything. I just don't know the official name of my basic internal sound card.

If the soundcard is the basic one that came with the MacBook, should that make a difference? And if that's not it, what would be doing that...

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Post by djdustbunny » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:43 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 72%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook pro
3) Operating System? 10.5.1
4) Ableton Live version?7.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel, Core 2 Duo, 2.33
6) Amount of Ram? 3GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Presonus FirePod
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Post by nebulae » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:09 am

Test 1:
1) CPU Meter % : 45%
2) Desktop : self-built, Gigabyte mobo
3) Operating System - XP SP2
4) Ableton Live version : 7.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed : Intel e6600 C2D, 2.4ghz, no overclocking
6) Amount of Ram : 2gb
7) Soundcard : RME Multiface, Driver v3.05.3
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed : 7200 Sata3
9) Number of playback tracks: 8

Test 2:
1) CPU Meter % : 44-45
4) Ableton Live version : 6.0.10
Everything else same as Test 1
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Post by nebulae » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:12 am

Tarekith wrote:Happy now? Sheesh, tough crowd here! :lol:
Brutha, thanks for doing this. It won't pay like a job, but the karma will come back and lick you nicely in the ass.
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Post by scientist » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:18 am

1) Ableton Live CPU? 78%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? macbook
3) Operating System? OS X 10.5
4) Ableton Live version? 7.0.1
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 1.25 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? tascam fw-1884
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU? 73%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? macbook
3) Operating System? OS X 10.5
4) Ableton Live version? 6.0.10
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 1.25 GB
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? tascam fw-1884
8 ) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

interestingly, i can only play 6 tracks without stutters using built in audio out.

@permeo: make sure you have a decent amount of empty hard drive space. regardless you should be getting bad results from this, as there are 24 reverbs in the test.
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Post by Tarekith » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:20 am

scientist wrote: regardless you should be getting bad results from this, as there are 24 reverbs in the test.
8 of which were set to high quality mode. 8)
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Post by Nokatus » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:00 am

1) Live CPU Meter: 19%
2) Computer type: self-built desktop, Intel Q6600 + Asus P5KC
3) OS: Win XP SP2
4) Live version: 7.0.1
5) CPU: Intel Q6600 @ 3 GHz
6) RAM: 2 GB
7) Soundcard: At the moment, an ancient Audiowerk 2 :D
8 ) HD speed: 7200 rpm
9) Number of tracks: 8

What further complicates this measurement is the Speedstep technology built into current processors (desktops and laptops alike). I had a hunch this might be an issue, so I checked with a hardware monitor (cpuz), and if the reading can be trusted, indeed the test inflicted such a light load on the CPU that it kept running at 2/3 speed (multiplier 6 instead of 9).

I think this reflects on the Live CPU meter scores in many of the submitted results on current processor models, this one included.

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