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ECS LIVA X Mini PC SFF Desktop PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 28, 2015 3:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ECS

Temperature and Power Consumption

 

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The LIVA X is the clear winner when it comes to power consumption. While it might not be the fastest box on the market, it does a great job conserving power.

 

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These shots are of the top and bottom of the LIVA X while it is sitting idle.

 

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I ran AIDA64 stability test at the same time as 3DMark Vantage to load the CPU, memory, and graphics. The temperature increased 2C on the top side, and the hottest part was the DC power input. The bottom increased 6C, but that is to be expected as the heat sink is located at the bottom of the unit. Overall, these tests prove this unit runs on the cooler side.

 

It was actually quite hard for me to get it to increase in temperature. The device had been loaded for hours running the benchmarks, and then I applied both stress programs for 30 minutes. I should note that the device sat on my desk and there is good airflow in the test room.

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