A new member is all set to join the BRIX DIY mini PC range Gigabyte debuted last year. Available in green and black, the new “BIX Gaming” PC kit combines a 4th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card to deliver what the company claims is a “miniature gaming powerhouse.”
Initially, the BRIX Gaming small form factor (SFF) PC kit will initially be only available with an Intel Core i5 4200H (2800 - 3400 MHz) processor, with a Core i7 variant following in August. However, based on the press release, it appears the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 GPU (with 3GB/6GB GDDR5 VRAM) will be common to both Core i5 and Core i7 SKUs. Further, the BRIX Gaming PC will come with four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, one Mini DisplayPort, Mini-HDMI port, and a Mini PCIe module with IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and the latest Bluetooth 4.0. A power adapter and cable will also be part of the kit.
Two things it won’t come with, though, are RAM and storage. According to the company, the kit includes two SO-DIMM DDR3L slots, one mSATA slot and one 2.5" SATA HDD slot.
“The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming is the perfect showcase for Intel and Nvidia’s exceptional technologies,” said Henry Kao, VP of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “The BRIX Gaming packs a high-performance, desktop-class processor and GPU that is highly suited to processor-intensive creative applications and 3D gaming titles. It is a great example of the type of innovation GIGABYTE is delivering for the desktop PC space."