It looks like the NVIDIA-styled Gigabyte BRIX that was spotted at Computex actually is coming out. Gigabyte is calling it the BRIX Gaming and the DIY PC kit will feature professional CPU performance of the Intel Core i5 4200H processor matched with the visually stunning graphics of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.
“The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming is the perfect showcase for Intel and Nvidia’s exceptional technologies,” commented 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.”
GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming – Highly Compact, Highly Potent
The BRIX Gaming takes the signature compact design philosophy of the GIGABYTE BRIX series, adding a high-performance Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, making it ideally suited to CPU-intensive applications like image design and video editing. The superior graphics performance of the BRIX Gaming means it’s also great for 3D gaming.
Available in black and green, with a choice of an Intel Core i5 4200H or Intel Core i7 processor (i7 version to launch in August) respectively, the BRIX Gaming is a DIY PC kit, shipped with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, a power adapter and cable.
The BRIX Gaming gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory sizes, with the two SO-DIMM DD3L slots and the support for both mSATA SSD and standard 2.5″ SSD / HDD installation.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Graphics
The BRIX Gaming is the first ultra-small footprint device to boast the cutting edge graphics capabilities of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics. Based on the Nvidia Kepler architecture, it uses an on-package 6Gb/ 3Gb GDDR5 that negates memory pipeline issues, greatly boosting overall performance in 3D applications.
Surround Display and Native 4K Decode Support
The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming features one Mini DisplayPort and two HDMI ports on the rear panel, enabling support for simultaneous triple display connectivity, making it suited for the work place, home theater and entertainment scenarios, and not to forget casual 3D gaming. The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming also supports the latest 4K displays.
USB 3.0 and Network Connectivity
The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming 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 Gaming also includes a Mini PCIe module offering IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and the latest Bluetooth 4.0, providing connectivity for low power Bluetooth devices and peripherals, as well as allowing users to easily connect their mobile devices.
Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX Gaming 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.