LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by sebvalencia » Thu Aug 11, 2011 6:49 pm

sorry moved to v8 results page :)

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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by chango blanco » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:56 am

moved
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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by Redmundial1980 » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:49 am

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter: 55%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Dell Studio 1555
3) Operating System: Windows Vista 64bit
4) Ableton Live version: 8.2.2
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel core 2 Duo T6400 2GHz
6) Amount of Ram: 3GB
7) Soundcard: Creative Soundblaster Xfi MB - Running Asio4All drivers
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 5400rpm
9) Number of playback tracks: 8 Tracks

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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by nick71 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:42 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % : 33%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model: Laptop Lenovo Thinkpad T400
3) Operating System: WINDOWS 7 / 64 BIT
4) Ableton Live version: Live 8.2.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 / 2,26 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram: 4GB
7) Soundcard: Tascam US 122 MK II
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed: 500 GB SATA 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks: 8
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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by filter_7 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:59 am

Project links are dead, please verify, thanks.

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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by doncl » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:55 pm

In order of poorest to best performance numbers:
N.B that the last one is my live keyboard playback rig machine - it probably has had stuff turned off in the BIOS to improve performance (I forget; it's been awhile).
But I did not run the script I normally run when using it that (pretty ruthlessly) shuts down every last service that's not needed to run Cantabile + Ivory :), not even
sure Live would run in the face of all the stuff I like to shut down (that's an experiment for another day). So the machine was run with no special optimizations other than what may have been done at BIOS-level in the past; I left wireless radios on, no bluetooth on anybody, antivirus software still going, etc.

Just as a final note: the Macbook Pro is actually my machine for running Live, but...I'm not too surprised the Lenovo W520 beats it (if a 4 point difference is significant); the Lenovo is pretty much a snarling beast. The first Lenovo actually should have won, because it's hypothetically a faster machine (it's a software development laptp), but again, probably BIOS-level optimizations on the last one. Or maybe it's the RME soundcard? Don't know, but...the Mac had a Babyface, yet got a poorer score than the Lenovo using built-in sound hardware (I think the test specification of 512 samples kind of is intended to equalize out the impact of audio hardware).

No idea, but these are the numbers I got; I ran the test multiple times; peak numbers are reported.

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 25
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Mac Mini
3) Operating System? OSX Mountain Lion
4) Ableton Live version? Live 9 Demo
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 2.3 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 16 Gbytes
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? Built-in Core Audio driver
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? most likely 5400 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 19
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? 4 year old homemade Windows box.
3) Operating System? Win 7 64 bit Ultimate
4) Ableton Live version? Live Demo 9
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 920 2.67 Gyz
6) Amount of Ram? 16 G
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? device mgr says 'ATI'. I have no idea, just whatever we built this box with.
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? 7200 rpm
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 15
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Macbook Pro 17 inch
3) Operating System? OSX Snow Leopard
4) Ableton Live version? Live 8 (licensed)
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7, 2.4 Ghz.
6) Amount of Ram? 16 G
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME Babyface - latest drivers
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 SSD
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 13
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Lenovo W520 laptop
3) Operating System? Windows 7 64 bit Pro
4) Ableton Live version? Live 9 Demo
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 - 2960XM - 2.7 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 32 Gbytes
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? built-in whatever
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 SSD
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 11
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Lenovo W520 laptop
3) Operating System? Windows 7 64 bit Professional
4) Ableton Live version? Live 9 Demo
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? Intel Core i7 - 2920XM - 2.5 Ghz
6) Amount of Ram? 16 G
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? RME HDSPe ExpressCard 34 with Multiface II breakout box
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 SSD
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by cmeidell » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:19 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % 51%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Early 2008 Macbook Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.6.8
4) Ableton Live version? 8 (8.2.1)
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB (667 Mhz DDR2)
7) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)? M-Audio C600
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed (if you know)? Crucial M4 256 GB
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

Additional Test
Duplicated Tracks Can play 16 Tracks - Crystal Clear (85% cpu)
Upgrading to SSD was worth it.


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Re: LIVE 6 & 7 PERFORMANCE TEST - Results Here

Post by pguzzo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:29 pm

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 41%
2) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model? Early 2008 Macbook Pro
3) Operating System? OSX 10.11
4) Ableton Live version? 9.6
5) CPU Make, Model, and Speed? 2.5 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
6) Amount of Ram? 4GB (667 Mhz DDR2)
7) Soundcard Mac Audio
8) Hard Disk Drive Speed 4200rpm 320GB HD
9) Number of playback tracks? 8

I'm surprised at how well the ancient mac laptop does.

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