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ECS LIVA ONE Review - A SFF PC with Muscle

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Feb 23, 2016 3:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ECS

Test Setup

 

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CPU-Z and CPUID results are shown above. I set my power plan to "high performance" and the CPU clock did indeed get to 3.2GHz.

 

The DDR3 memory is running at 1600MHz and CAS 11 as expected. Some of the sensor readings are bugged, especially voltages.

 

 

CPU, Memory, System, and Graphics Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

 

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AIDA64 Memory

 

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Graphics Benchmarks

 

3DMark11

 

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UNIGINE Heaven 4.0

 

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Resident Evil 6

 

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I think I should clarify some of the competitors, mainly the VisionX and the NUC form factor SFF PCs. The ASR VisionX costs more than double that of the LIVA ONE and comes with a 4core/8thread Haswell-based mobile i7. The BRIX and NUCs either have an i5 or i7 processor, use Broadwell, and cost roughly the same (or more) than the LIVA ONE, but don't come with memory, storage, or OS.

 

The LIVA ONE is only using a 2core/4thread i3, but regarding raw performance power, it does quite well, especially compared to some of the 5th generation CPUs in the BRIX/NUCs.

 

Memory performance is a bit lower because the LIVA ONE comes with a single channel solution, but you can upgrade it to dual channel. Graphics performance is where it should be relative to generational improvements and cost to performance ratios that are common in Intel's tiered Core family.

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