ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit Review – Intel Bay Trail-M System For Under $135

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ECS LIVA Mini PC Performance Testing


In the latest build of 3DMark we found scores of 13,945 in Ice Storm, 1,122 in Cloud Gate and 482 in the new Sky Driver test suite. 3DMark First Strike wouldn’t run due to an error due to what looks like the 2GB of memory filling up and the benchmark was unable to run. These scores are pretty solid as the Intel NUC DN2820FYKH with the Intel Celeron N2820 processor scored 13,890 in Ice Storm and 1,114 in Cloud Gate.


Moving along to Cinebench R11.5 we found the ECS LIVA with the Intel Celeron 2807 processor scored 5.90 FPS on the OpenGL benchmark and then 0.79 points on the multi-core CPU test and 0.41pts on the single CPU test.


A quick look at the memory performance showed 6.26 GB/s of bandwidth. This sounds about right for a single channel DDR3 memory solution running at 1333MHz with CL9 timings.


AIDA64 v4.60.3124 Beta showed memory read speeds of ~7,700 MB/s and write speeds of ~5,200 MB/s with a memory latency of 89.5ns.


In Sandra Processor Arithmetic the aggregate native performance score was 10.55 GOPS.


The Sandra Processor Multi-Media aggregate performance score was 14.35 MPix/s.


We ran the SunSpider 1.0.2 JavaScript Benchmark on Google Chrome 36 and received a score of 573.4ms.


In the Encryption Algorithm Benchmark that comes inside TrueCrypt we found an AES mean score of 117 MB/s.


A quick run of CrystalDiskMark v3.0.3b showed the sequential read speed to be around 105 MB/s and the sequential write speed was right around 42MB/s! The Random 4K read speed was 9MB/s and the 4K random write speed was 3.9MB/s. Not bad scores for the fixed 32GB of eMMC memory by SanDisk, but nothing to write home about either.


When it comes to wireless performance the we used LAN Speed Test to check the performance of the included the included AzureWave AW-NB136NF 802.11n Wireless Card. This is an entry level dual-band single stream Wi-Fi card with a theoretical peak speed rating of 150 Mbps. This card won’t be breaking any speed records, but it is a budget card in a budget machine. We used a desktop with Gigabit Ethernet to run LAN Speed Server that was hard connected to the ASUS RT-AC68U 802.11AC wireless router on the 2.4GHz band and moved it 15-feet away from the ECS LIVA mini PT kit to check out performance with both 1MB and 100MB packets. We ran LAN Speed Test on the ECS LIVA and found the wireless card  throughput to be roughly 60Mbps (7.5MB/s) average write speeds and 100Mbps (12.5MB/s) average read speeds.


Next we ran the LAN Speed test again on the same ASUS RT-AC68U 802.11AC wireless router, but this time we did so on the 5GHz band with both 1MB and 100MB packets. The throughput was now 60Mbps (7.5MB/s) average write speeds and 107-131Mbps (13-16MB/s) average read speeds.


The last performance test that we wanted to run was Bootracer 4.7 to see how fast the system is able to boot Windows 8.1 64-bit. We found that it takes 8 seconds to get to the logon screen and it took a total of 24.750 seconds to get up and running on the desktop!

Let’s take a look at power consumption and CPU temperatures on the ECS LIVA.

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