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i5 / i7 MBP / Logic Pro benchmark test

60293 Views 169 Replies Latest reply: Oct 29, 2010 3:29 PM by tefty teft RSS
  • Mike Connelly Level 4 Level 4 (1,785 points)
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    Oct 25, 2010 6:44 AM (in response to djanthonyw)
    Have you tried the terminal command discussed in other threads (the general one, not the quad specific one)? It may improve your performance.

    defaults write MD_AllowVirtualCores -bool yes
    Octo MP/12G ram and Mini duo 1.66, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • youngmountain Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2010 4:47 AM (in response to Mike Connelly)
    This fix seems to work great for me, my MBP I7 now shows four cores in logic with activity spread across all 4. Haven't spent much time with it but yeah seems to be all good, I wish apple would update logic properly.
    MBP 15 i7,
  • petterwpetterw Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2010 9:00 AM (in response to petterwpetterw)
    Yes, well I went to my regular store (Macs and other things Apple) in Oslo, armed with the benchmark test on an USB - stick. The friendly seller allowed me to do a quick test, and luckily they have Logic 9.1.2. installed on all Macs there. The i5 MBP 17 managed only 19 tracks, with the Activity Monitor showing all cores active..... Very depressing, I was hoping that my four year old MBP C2D (2 GB RAM) would have a LOT less "grunt" than a shiny new MBP 17.... The difference is WAY to small to defend the heavy investment. I´m really disappointed with this, but so glad I found out before I ordered the new MBP! But: if there´s anyone here who can convince me into buying the i7 MBP 17 please tell:)!!
    MBP 2.16 C2D
  • Judda Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2010 8:39 AM (in response to djanthonyw)
    Hi all,

    Interesting test. I just tried it on my early 2007 8 core Mac Pro that has 12GB RAM with Logic 9.1.3. Interestingly, I got 42 tracks in 32 Bit mode and 61 in 64 Bit mode.

    Macbook 2.2ghz, white 2gb ram, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MacBook 3,1 - Mac Pro Octo 3Ghz(Mid 2007) - 12gb ram - 8800GT - iPhone 3Gs(32GB)
  • tefty teft Calculating status...
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    Oct 29, 2010 3:29 PM (in response to petterwpetterw)
    I've had a different experience ... My i7 MBP under logic 9.1.1 ran 21-22 tracks in 32-bit mode. Then, I applied the terminal hack and got all 4 cores displayed in logic (still 9.1.1) and my performance jumped up to 28 tracks! Plus, I haven't restarted my machine in about a week! I'm a happy camper
    8 core Mac Pro, MBP i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Motu 2408mk3, Apogee Duet
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