ECS LIVA X Review: A Fanless Bay Trail-M mini-PCby Ganesh T S on January 16, 2015 11:30 AM EST
Performance Metrics - I
The ECS LIVA X was evaluated using our standard test suite for low power desktops / industrial PCs. We revamped our benchmark suite last year after the publication of the Intel D54250WYK NUC review. We reran some of the new benchmarks on the older PCs also, but some of them couldn't be run on loaner samples. Therefore, the list of PCs in each graph might not be the same.
Futuremark PCMark 8
PCMark 8 provides various usage scenarios (home, creative and work) and offers ways to benchmark both baseline (CPU-only) as well as OpenCL accelerated (CPU + GPU) performance. We benchmarked select PCs for the OpenCL accelerated performance in all three usage scenarios. These scores are heavily influenced by the CPU in the system. The Bay Trail-M processor is not as powerful as the Core-U processor in the Logic Supply Core-ML320. The main devices to compare against in a similar price range are the Zotac ZBOX CA320 / CI320 nano and the ECS LIVA. The Celeron N2808 is an upgrade over the N2806 that was in our ECS LIVA sample, thanks to a slight bump up in the base frequency. However, the benchmark numbers against the Celeron N2930-equipped ZBOX CI320 nano are not positive, becase the N2930 happens to be a quad-core solution.
Miscellaneous Futuremark Benchmarks
3D Rendering - CINEBENCH R15
We have moved on from R11.5 to R15 for 3D rendering evaluation. CINEBENCH R15 provides three benchmark modes - OpenGL, single threaded and multi-threaded. Evaluation of select PCs in all three modes provided us the following results.
The observations we had for the PCMark 8 benchmarks hold true for the other test cases also.
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zepi - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkHEVC / H.265 decoding capabilities would also be of interest for all HTPC tests.
Otherwise these are solid articles about htpc's.
YoloPascual - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkWell, this might be the best looking NUC out there.
yannigr2 - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkCould you please try to do a review for this one?
It looks much more interesting than the LIVA.
kaidenshi - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkOoo, the multi-LAN version of that would work great as a custom router/firewall!
speculatrix - Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - linkPhoronix.com looked at the fitlet
takeshi7 - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkI think the Zotac PI320 is a much better value. It's $50 cheaper, has 2 more cores and comes with an OS. The only real advantage I see in this is more RAM.
Oxford Guy - Monday, January 19, 2015 - linkWhat does anyone need those extra cores for?
eanazag - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkI'd like to see VGA ports die already, but I understand they may have customers looking for that. I'd rather see the HDMI and a DP port for the video out.
kaidenshi - Friday, January 16, 2015 - linkAt first I had the same reaction as you, then I remembered that a lot of digital signage (a target market for these devices) still uses VGA. Hell, I still have a 15" VGA only LCD around here somewhere, and I would be able to slap this on the back and make a great "kitchen PC" for when I'm cooking and need to research ingredients or methods.
But yes, a DisplayPort or mini DisplayPort connector would make more sense, given how cheap DP to VGA adapters are.
jabber - Saturday, January 17, 2015 - linkI think what you are looking for there is a laptop.