Thursday, November 19th 2020

GIGABYTE Launches BRIX S Line of Mini-PCs Powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U Processors

GIGABYTE launched the BRIX S line of desktop mini PCs powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U "Renoir" 15 W mobile processors. These mini-PCs are almost NUC-sized, measuring 46.8 mm x 119.5 mm x 119.5 mm (HxWxD), and pack a 2.5-inch SATA drive-bay in addition to an M.2-2280 slot with both PCI-Express 3.0 x4 and SATA 6 Gbps wiring. Connectivity is highlighted by four display outputs—one each of HDMI 2.0a, DisplayPort, and two USB-C with DP passthroughs. Networking connectivity includes 2.5 GbE and 802.11ax + Bluetooth 5.1 WLAN.

As for the specific models, the GB-BRR7H-4700 is powered by a Ryzen 7 4700U, the GB-BRR5H-4500 by a Ryzen 5 4500U, and the GB-BRR3H-4300 by the Ryzen 3 4300U. All three feature two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, and a vacant M.2-2280 slot, so you're expected to drop in your own memory and storage. All three include VESA mounting brackets, so you can tuck them behind your monitor, if it has VESA wall-mounts. The power bricks included with all three can put out 135 W of power. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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8 Comments on GIGABYTE Launches BRIX S Line of Mini-PCs Powered by AMD Ryzen 4000U Processors

#1
Chaitanya
Is that a RS-232 port on side? Shame it doesnt support Win Xp or 7 natively.
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Chrispy_


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#3
kapone32
I am seriously looking for something like this for when I go home to Barbados.
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Caring1
Chrispy_


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That's a lot of HOs.
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#5
Alien88
Another AMD-based NUC clone where there's no 4800U option, what's with that?
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Chrispy_
Alien88
Another AMD-based NUC clone where there's no 4800U option, what's with that?
The 4800U is exceedingly rare anywhere, let alone the laptops it's best suited to. That's why I was enraged to see it in the Asrock Deskmini thing earlier this week; What a waste of exceedingly rare, valuable silicon in a product that absolutely doesn't need it at all.

Renoir is about performance/Watt and battery life. For a NUC that doesn't even have a battery, just adding another $0.30 heatpipe to a marginally wider fin-stack is a much better solution than spending double/triple on supply-constrained silicon.
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AxilomX
I'm confused. Who still uses com ports in this day and age?
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Chrispy_
AxilomX
I'm confused. Who still uses com ports in this day and age?
Point of sale kiosks and pretty much any industrial/medical equipment that connects to a computer.

Some of that equipment from the '90s onwards has a 50-year+ lifespan and incredibly expensive capital cost (like, 7-or-8-digit-figures).

They're not going to be thrown out just because they don't have Thunderbolt 4.
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