The Gigabyte BRIX Extreme is a compact desktop computer. But, as the name suggests, it’s one of the more powerful members of the Gigabyte BRIX lineup. And the latest versions are some of the most powerful to date.

Gigabyte has introduced a new set of BRIX Extreme mini PCs powered by 28-watt, 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake-P series processors with Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics.

Gigabyte offers models with Core i3-1220P, Core i5-1240P and Core i7-1260P processor options, and each version features a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and support for up to four displays thanks to HDMI 2.1, HDMI 2.0a, Mini DisplayPort 1.4a, and Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Other ports include:

  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
  • 1 x DC power input

Zotac offers slim and tall versions of the BRIX Extreme, although there’s not really that much difference in size. Slim models measure 5.4″ x 5.3″ x 1.9″ and have just a single M.2 2280 slot for PCIe Gen 4 x4 storage, while taller models are 5.4″ x 5.3″ x 2″ and feature the same PCIe Gen 4 slot plus either a 2.5 inch bay for an SSD or hard drive or two M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 x1 SSDs.

Taller models measure 5.4″ x 5.3″ x 2″ and have a single M.2 2280 slot for PCIe Gen 4 storage plus a 2.5 inch bay for a hard drive or SSD, while short models are 5.4″ x 5.3″ x 1.7″ and have

There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but you can find more details for the new models at Gigabyte’s website.

via Guru3D

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3 replies on “Gigabyte brings Alder Lake-P to its BRIX Extreme mini PCs”

  1. The deep recesses on all the USB ports is a big nope. Especially the USB C. It means you have to use an extender on any USB device that is wider or taller than the recess because the tongue (again especially small USB C devices) won’t reach the port. They should at least take the time to make the USB C ports flush.

    1. Not really. I have a Dell Precision 7530 laptop sitting next to me that has the recesses as well and I haven’t had any issues plugging anything in.

      I also have a couple of last year’s Brix PCs (Tiger Lake-U) with similar designs and I haven’t had any issues with them. Loaded Windows just fine from a USB-C SSD.

      Maybe you have old or specialy USB-C devices?

      1. Could be just me. I bought a Beelink box a coupla months ago that has this issue and won’t mount one of my USB SSDs without a cable extender. Note on this gigabyte box (like my Beelink), the USB C recess is the same as the USB As. But the tongue on USB C plugs is only 1/2 as long (and 1/2 as wide) as USB As. So the recess needs to be shallower than the As by design. It appears they tried to fix this gigabyte by milling out around the USB C to compensate like on the Beelink case. Zotac, for example, recesses their USB As, but the USB Cs are flush to the case to accommodate their stubbier tongues.

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