Rodney Dangerfield was a famous comedian who often lamented he got no respect. What does that have to do with technology? Well, you could consider integrated graphics the Rodney Dangerfield of technology. Integrated graphics have historically been laughably weak for any kind of real gaming, up until Intel announced Iris Pro. You can find Iris Pro graphics in Gigabyte's new Brix Pro system, which we captured on video at CES.
As Gordon notes in the video, we reviewed the Brix Pro for a future issue of the magazine. While we can't reveal the verdict just yet, we can say that the system is fast. In the video below, you can see the Brix Pro running Battlefield 4 rather smoothly, which is pretty impressive for a system this small.
Gigabyte also brought to CES a Brix NAS box. Unlike most NAS boxes, the Brix is small enough to hold in your hand. It's also running a version of Android powered by a Haswell processor. Here it is:
Moving right along, Gordon caught on camera a bunch of different Brix systems, including a Celeron powered system based on Intel's Bay Trail architecture. Among the crop of Brix systems were a few ARM-powered boxes desgined to run Android.
Lastly, Gigabyte had on display the GA-Z87X-UD7TH motherboard. What sets this board apart are two Thunderbolt 2 compliant ports. Take a look: