Gigabyte unveils BRIX mini-PC with NVIDIA graphics

Gigabyte is adding a new tiny desktop PC to its BRIX line of mini-computers. The company already offers several models with Intel or AMD processors. Now Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and NVIDiA GeForce graphics.

gigabyte brix with geforce

The folks at TechReport spotted the new Gigabyte BRIX desktop recently, and report it features a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5-4200H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 graphics.

Those chips give this system a lot more power than you usually get from a desktop small enough to hold in one hand. But it comes at a cost: the CPU has a 47W TDP and the NVIDIA graphics card can use up to 170W. That explains the large vents on the PC case, and TechReport says the system gets pretty warm when you’re playing games on the PC. There are fans to help keep things cool… but they can be pretty noisy.

Gigabyte’s upcoming system is aimed at gamers looking for a compact solution. The PC features 802.11ac WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, dual HDMI output, 4 USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort connector, and support for 2 sticks of memory and a 2.5 inch drive as well as an mSATA SSD.

There will also be a model with an Intel Core i7 CPU.

via AnandTech

 

  • RandyC

    If this is $500-$600, then it would be the PERFECT steamOS computer.

    • Michael Thompson

      You know it!

  • CampGareth

    I’m a bit surprised they didn’t use a maxwell card, 750 Ti to reduce power consumption/heat, that said I’m glad, means there’s potential for better cards in future.

  • Tsais

    why bother releasing something with the old GTX760 now, when you could use a GTX860 or 870 now, which use less power, generate less heat in a small box?

  • BoloMKXXVIII

    Great. A little box that sounds like a jet engine when in (heavy) use.

  • Labmouse

    Why pair a desktop GPU with a mobile CPU? They should have used a mobile Maxwell part.