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GIGABYTE Updates BRIX Ultra Compact PC with 4th Generation Intel Core CPUs

Dec 6, 2011
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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce the next generation GIGABYTE BRIX compact PC kit with new models featuring the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors. The new GIGABYTE BRIX is available in four models, each powered by the latest 'Haswell' architecture CPUs, offering improved CPU and graphics performance plus native 4K display support. The new GIGABYTE BRIX also features a front SPDIF jack and expanded USB 3.0 connectivity.

"This new and updated GIGABYTE BRIX builds on the incredible success and popularity of our original compact PC design," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "We're confident end users will enjoy the improved overall performance that the latest Intel Core processors offer, as well as additional upgrades we have made regarding audio and USB connectivity."

GIGABYTE BRIX: The Ultra Compact PC Kit
The updated BRIX from GIGABYTE redefines the desktop PC in terms of miniaturization with a sleek chassis design that sits snugly in the palm of a hand. With compact measurements of only 29.9mm x 107.6mm x 114.4 mm, the BRIX is a uniquely versatile DIY PC kit available with a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance and price points.

The GIGABYTE BRIX doesn't hold back in terms display connectivity, networking or raw performance, and is ideal for compact HTPC builds, as a standard desktop in the home or office, or in commercial applications such as digital signage.

GIGABYTE designed the BRIX to be smaller and lighter than currently available products, with a stylish glass surface mounted on an anthracite aluminum frame. The BRIX comes complete with a GIGABYTE compact form factor motherboard, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.0 module, VESA mounting bracket and power adapter, and requires only an mSATA SSD, SO-DIMM memory and OS.

Four 'Haswell' Processor Models
The BRIX is available with a choice of four power-efficient, 4th Generation Intel Core processors. From a simple internet access point, to a discretely hidden multimedia station, the GIGABYTE BRIX offers great flexibility for a wide range of different usage applications.

To learn more about the GIGABYTE BRIX, visit this webpage: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/342/haswell.html

GIGABYTE BRIX: Compact, Powerful and Very Well Connected
Display and Audio Connectivity: The GIGABYTE BRIX features both Mini DisplayPort and HDMI ports on the rear panel, supporting simultaneous dual display connectivity, making it suited to the work place, education and digital signage scenarios. With 4K resolution fast becoming the next technological milestone in high-definition content delivery, the GIGABYTE BRIX also supports the latest 4K displays via HDMI. The updated GIGABYTE BRIX also provides SPDIF audio connectivity via a front panel connector, useful in Home Theater scenarios that use a A/V receiver.

USB 3.0 and Network Connectivity: The new GIGABYTE BRIX provides four USB 3.0 ports (2x front plus 2x rear) offering improved connectivity for peripherals, storage devices and more. In addition to including a gigabit ethernet port, the GIGABYTE BRIX also includes a Mini PCIe module offering Wi-Fi b/g/n and the latest Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, which makes the BRIX an ideal solution for connecting low power Bluetooth devices and peripherals, as well as allowing users to connect their mobile devices to their BRIX using freely available remote control Apps to provide mouse and keyboard functionality.

VESA Support: Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV making it discreetly hidden from view. This offers a simple and elegant way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.

Nov 11, 2004
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System Name Overlord Mk MVI
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.85GHz
Motherboard Asus Prime X370-Pro
Cooling Corsair H110i
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
Video Card(s) Galax GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC-SNPR
Storage 512GB Plextor M8PeG NVMe, 500GB Crucial MX200
Display(s) Asus PG27AQ
Case Corsair Carbide 400Q
Power Supply Corsair AX860i
Mouse Logitech G500s
Keyboard Roccat ISKU
Software Windows 10
Benchmark Scores https://valid.x86.fr/j1yypa
now, why do these use standard ulv chips, while the official intel ones have hd 5000 equipped models?
Most likely because at the time when they started making these, Intel didn't ship any other Haswell chips? I'm sure we'll see more SKU's in the future, least not some cheaper AMD based ones which they demoed back at Computex.
Oct 2, 2004
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System Name Dark Silence 2
Processor Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.5 GHz (1.15V)
Motherboard MSI X99A Gaming 7
Cooling Cooler Master Nepton 120XL
Memory 32 GB DDR4 Kingston HyperX Fury 2400 MHz @ 2666 MHz
Video Card(s) AORUS GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB
Storage Samsung 850 Pro 2TB SSD (3D V-NAND)
Display(s) ASUS VG248QE 144Hz 1ms (DisplayPort)
Case Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 + Altec Lansing MX5021 (HiFi capacitors and OPAMP upgrade)
Power Supply BeQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 750W
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Keyboard Cherry Stream XT Black
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
When you see it, you'll shit BRIX. :D
Aug 18, 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
System Name Dell Precision T5600
Processor Dual Xeon E5-2609
Memory 24GB DDR3 ECC REG @ 1067MHz Quad Channel
Video Card(s) AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB
Storage 128GB SSD + 3 x 500GB HDD
Software Windows 10 LTSB
I could see this going off like a high-explosive grenade, firing shrapnel through the monitor at your face.
Oct 31, 2008
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Portland, OR
Processor AMD FX-8350
Motherboard Asus M5A99X Evo
Cooling Noctua
Memory 16GB G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866
Video Card(s) EVGA 980ti FTW
Storage (OS)Samsung 950 Pro (512GB), (Data) WD Reds
Display(s) 24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M
Case Fractal Design Define R4
Audio Device(s) Sennheiser GAME ONE
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Mionix Castor
Keyboard Deck Hassium Pro
Software Windows 7 Pro x64
Zotac has been serving my needs for OE/XBMC very well, but depending on the price, I just might have to try this out.