ECS LIVA X2 Review – Fanless Mini-PC Powered By Intel Braswell


Power Consumption and CPU Temperatures

ECS LIVA X2 Heat Sink

The ECS LIVA X2 is said to be very energy efficient, so we figured we’d take a look and see how much power the system uses.


With the ECS LIVA X2 w/2GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC running Windows 10 Home the entire system was consuming just 2.8 Watts of power from the wall outlet at idle. When surfing the web we averaged 5.4 Watts of power and when watching Youtube 1080P videos we averaged 7.2 Watts of power draw. When running the AIDA64 System Stability test the system power consumption topped out a 9.4 Watts. These are phenomenal power numbers and show that this system with the new Intel Braswell 14nm SoC is very power efficient!


The only software that appeared to read the temperature correctly on this particular Bay Trail-M powered system was AIDA64. AIDA64 reported that the Intel Celeron N3050 processor idled at 0.450V with a core temperature of 38/40C. With the built-in AIDA64 stress test we found that we got up to 61/59C on the two CPU cores at 0.830V with the standard stress test with the the local disk and GPU included in our ~22 minute test.

Let’s wrap this review up!