Gigabyte Adds A Pixel Pushing Punch To Mini PC Family, Unveils Brix Gaming PC Kit - HotHardware
Gigabyte Adds A Pixel Pushing Punch To Mini PC Family, Unveils Brix Gaming PC Kit

Gigabyte Adds A Pixel Pushing Punch To Mini PC Family, Unveils Brix Gaming PC Kit

Intel developed its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) device to run general purpose computing applications in a space saving form factor, but why stop there? Gigabyte's been running with Intel's NUC design and selling its own mini PCs marketed as Brix, the newest of which takes aim squarely at gamers. Called Brix Gaming, Gigabyte's latest DIY mini PC kit wields an Intel Core i5 4200H processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 GPU.

That's a potent combo for a machine that measures a scant 59.6mm by 128mm by 115.4mm, but it's also only the beginning. It has two SO-DIMM DDRL slots that you can fill with up to 16GB of 1333MHz or 1600MHz RAM, support for both an mSATA SSD and a standard 2.5-inch SSD/HDD, built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0, four USB 3.0 ports, two mini HDMI ports, a mini DisplayPort, LAN port, Kensington lock slot, onboard audio, and a combo headphone/microphone jack.

Gigabyte Brix Gaming Open

"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 VESA Mount

You can connect up to three simultaneous displays to the Brix Gaming. It also supports 3D gaming and 4K output. One of the best uses, however, is to take advantage of the VESA bracket and mount the Brix Gaming to the back of a monitor. Toss in a wireless keyboard and mouse, and you have a home brewed all-in-one built for playing games.

No word yet on when the Gigabyte Brix Gaming will be available or for how much.
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Looks like i can finalize my specifications for a self contained robot! 760M inside means kinect fusion without lowering the resolution too much, 4200H means ~3GHz base clock speed for simulation/control. Not bad at all.

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I wonder how well this can handle Left for Dead 2.

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Wow! Stuff is really getting interesting. I bet there will be gaming PCs the size of and average smartphone in the next few years xD.

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Looks really cool but the price will determine whether its worth it for gaming. I REALLY like the inclusion of the msata and regular sata connections that a few of these SFf PC's include now.

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now the only thing left is to put a flagship card and some Iris HD graphics.

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I'm impressed by what I read, but It seems doubtful that it would do any sort of gaming well. And it looks like it will have overheating issues. Any thoughts on that?

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I can't offer up an opinion about heating until we get one to play with (and hopefully and we do), but as far as playing games goes, I don't see why it wouldn't be up to the task of a mid-range gaming experience. It's rocking a pretty respectable CPU/GPU combo.

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Yes "mid range gaming", I personally don't like buying something new for mid range. Depending on the price it might be better to compromise on size and build your own or buy a console ( I know sorry for using the c word there). 

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