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ECS Liva Z Plus Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

  1. About the Liva Z Plus…
  2. System Benchmarks
  3. BIOS Impressions and Conclusion
  4. View All

How is it tested?

The specification of the Liva Z Plus are as follows:

  • CPU: Core i5-7300U SoC  (Turbo enabled)
  • RAM: 4GB Transcend 2333 MHz SO-DIMM DDR4 RAM
  • STORAGE: 128GB M.2 SSD

Since this UCFF PC system has a very specific use, I have used the following benchmarks:

  • Futuremark Benchmarks: PCMark 10, PCMark 8
  • X265 1080p Encoding Benchmark
  • AIDA64 Memory Benchmark
  • AS SSD Benchmark
  • Power Consumption Test
No changes were done in the BIOS as typically such users will use in ‘as-is’ setup. It should be noted that the OS can be installed via flash drive using GPT partition for the UEFI. Since the components are what typically used in notebooks, I will be comparing them with the Lenovo Y520. Yes, it is a gaming notebook, but it uses a Kaby Lake SoC Core i7-7700HQ with Intel 630 onboard graphics. This way we can evaluate how good is the performance of the Liva Z Plus.

Futuremark Benchmarks

PCMark 8

PCMark 10

X265 Encoding Benchmark

AIDA64 Memory Benchmark

The main issue is that the LIVA Z Plus was running in its default JEDEC specification. The BIOS does not have any way to change the timings and frequency of the RAM manually, nor it has an option to select the XMP profile.

AS SSD Benchmark

Power Consumption Test

Even on load, the power consumption is comfortably low at 40 watts.

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