Test Configuration

Test Configuration – Hardware

LIVA One A300

  • ECS LIVA One A300 barebones with custom mini-itx motherboard (AM4 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 3.0, DDR4)
  • Ryzen 5 5600G APU (stock settings/APU Radeon 7 Graphics).
  • Samsung 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz PC4-25600 (1.2V 1Rx8 260-Pin SODIMM Laptop RAM Memory Module M471A1K43DB1-CWE)
  • T-FORCE CARDEA IOPS 1TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • T-FORCE M200 4TB Portable Gen 2 x2 USB 3.2 Type C SSD, supplied by TeamGroup
  • ANNE PRO 2, 60% Wired/Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Brown Switch/Black Case)
  • Starlink Ethernet
  • ASUS Chakram Wireless Gaming mouse, supplied by ASUS
  • Corsair mousepad

PC Gamerz Hawaii Blue Elixir

  • Intel Core i7-12700KF (HyperThreading/Turbo boost On) (All listed Blue Elixir hardware except the portable SSD supplied by PC GamerZ Hawaii)
  • ASUS TUF Gaming H670-PRO WIFI D4 (Intel H670 chipset, latest BIOS, PCIe 5.0/5.0/3.0/3.1/3.2 specification, CrossFire/SLI 8x+8x)
  • EVGA RTX 3080 FTW video card
  • G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB DDR4 (2x16GB, dual channel at 3600MHz)
  • Crucial P2 1TB NVMe SSD PCIe 3.0 (2400MBps/1900MBps Read/Write) for C: drive
  • The T-FORCE M200 4TB USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C Portable SSD (supplied by Team Group for game storage)
  • EVGA 850B5, 850W Bronze PSU
  • ACER (LC27G75TQSNXZA) 27″ 1920×1080/165Hz monitor
  • Lian-Li Galahad 360 AIO Cooler
  • CoolerMaster TD500 Mesh White

Test Configuration – Software

  • Adrenalin 22.5.2 / GeForce 512.77
  • Stock settings, Vsync off.
  • All settings (Low/Lowest/minimum/FSR) enabled as noted in games on the charts
  • Highest quality sound (stereo) used in all games
  • All games have been patched to their latest versions
  • Gaming results show average frame rates in bold including minimum frame rates (1% lows/99 percentiles) shown on the chart next to the averages in a smaller italics font where higher is better.
  • Windows 10 Pro edition; latest updates. DX11 titles are run under the DX11 render path.  DX12 titles are generally run under DX12, and multiple games use the Vulkan API.
  • Latest DirectX

40 Games

Vulkan

  • Sniper Elite 5
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Wolfenstein Youngblood
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
  • World War Z
  • Strange Brigade
  • Rainbow 6 Siege

DX12

  • God of War
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • Dying Light 2
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Far Cry 6
  • DEATHLOOP
  • Chernobylite
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition
  • Hitman 3
  • Godfall
  • DiRT 5
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Death Stranding
  • F1 2021
  • Borderlands 3
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
  • Civilization VI – Gathering Storm Expansion
  • Battlefield V
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

DX11

  • Total War: Warhammer III
  • Days Gone
  • Crysis Remastered
  • Destiny 2 Shadowkeep
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Overwatch
  • Grand Theft Auto V

Synthetic 

  • TimeSpy (DX12)
  • 3DMark FireStrike
  • Superposition
  • VRMark Orange Room
  • Cinebench
  • GeekBench
  • AIDA64 CPU, cache & memory, and GPGPU benchmarks
  • Blender 3.01 benchmark
  • Sandra 2021 CPU Benchmarks
  • SPECviewperf 2020
  • SPEC Workstation

Next we look at overclocking, temperatures, and noise.

Overclocking, temperatures, and noise

Only the memory of the LIVA One A300 may be overclocked although we didn’t test it.  Neither the CPU nor the Radeon Graphics could be overclocked.  The CPU temperatures generally remained cool hitting 71C during Cinebench and maxing out at 86C during the SpecWorkstation demanding Blender benchmarks.

At no point did the fan noise become obtrusive.  The only time we could hear it was at startup for a few seconds when it spins up to 100% before Windows sets up.

Let’s head to the performance charts to see how capable the LIVA One A300 is as a creative/workstation PC and if it is acceptable for 1080P entry level gaming.