Gigabyte has unveiled its latest BRIX mini-PCs at IDF. These new versions are running Intel Core i7-4770R and Core i5-4570R processors. Both of these chips feature Intel’s Iris Pro 5200 integrated graphics which has 40 execution units, L4 eDRAM cache and more than double the integrated graphics performance of the normal Intel Core i7-4770.
To make room for these chips Gigabyte had to make the BRIX larger, it is almost double the thickness of the 2nd Generation BRIX which runs regular variants of Haswell processors. With the added thickness Gigabyte did not any extra ports either. You still have room for a single 2.5-inch SATA 6GB/s drive and two mini-PCI Express 2.0 slots (one holds the WiFi+Bluetooth) card. The BRIX with Iris Pro lineup is expected to start at $500.