With CES closing in on us in the next week, early tech announcements have been rapidly circulating online and one of the most interesting is Gigabyte’s BRIX platform with the addition of the GB-GZ1DTi7-1070-NK-GW and the GB-GZ1DTi7-1080-NK-GW.
With a physical footprint of just 276 mm x 384 mm x 128 mm, the Gigabyte BRIX GT series is in competition with the Asus G20 and MSI Vortex, both of which offer stellar performance within a tiny package. In order to combat the cooling limitations of such a high performance build in such a small package, the BRIX GT case features automated vents that balance noise and air flow similar to how the ASUS G20’s [...]
According to a recent announcement, Gigabyte is updating their popular BRIX barebones mini-PC lineup to support Inte’s new 7th Generation Kaby Lake CPUs. The updated models will feature the Intel Core i3 7100, Intel Core i5 7200 or the Intel Core i7 7500. One of the biggest features of Intel’s new CPU is Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 which dynamically boosts performance and graphics when needed and saving energy/keeping temperatures low when it’s not. More information about Intel Kaby Lake can be found in our previous coverage here.
Gigabyte also modernized the BRIX as well, now including HDMI2.0 and support for HDCP 2.2. With the new system, [...]
GIGABYTE unveiled the latest in its line of BRIX mini PCs, which is aimed at living room gaming. The GIGABYTE BRIX UHD (BNi7HG4-950) features specifications aimed at both 1080p gaming, and 4K UHD video playback.GIGABYTE Unveils BRIX UHD Mini Gaming PC
The barebones desktop PC (no storage or memory included) features a Skylake-U Core i7 processor paired with NVIDIA’s GTX 950 graphics card. It features support for 2.5″ or M.2 SSDs, and up to two DDR4 DIMMs. The unit measures 220 mm x 110 mm x 110 mm (HxWxL), making it quite the console competitor. The design is also quite minimalist, featuring a black and silver, brushed aluminum chassis, which is mostly [...]
As usual, MSI had quite a few announcements to make at CES this year. MSI is one of the top brands for PC gamers and today we will be covering the laptops, desktops and more.
Notebooks GS40 Phantom
First on the list is the GS40, MSI’s sleek lightweight 14″ gaming laptop. It is equipped with up to a Skylake Intel Core i7, Nvidia GTX 970M GPU, 16GB DDR4, M.2 PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD, 14″ IPS display, and Thunderbolt. This laptop weighs in at only 3.75 pounds and is less than an inch thick. Those looking for a powerful gaming laptop while on the move will find it to be an excellent solution for their needs. It is available [...]
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At a press conference here at CES 2015, Gigabyte announced an update to its BRIX mini PC barebones platform. The refreshed BRIX and BRIX s will now come packed with Intel’s 14nm Broadwell Ultra Low Voltage CPUs and HD 5500 graphics.
Specifically, the refreshed BRIX and BRIX s will be configured with the Intel Core i3-5010U, Core i5-5200U, or Core i7-5500U. Not only do these new 14nm processors offer higher compute and graphics performance, they should be considerably more power efficient compared to their Haswell predecessors.
Aside from the new processor, there aren’t many significant changes to the Brix. The new BRIX will [...]
According to a recent press release from the folks over at Gigabyte, they’ve recently announced the latest update to the BRIX ultra compact PC, which for those who aren’t familiar, is Gigabyte’s custom designed ultra compact PC based off Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) formfactor. Whereas our previous run-in with the BRIX at Computex Taipei included Ivy Bridge based mobile processors, the latest update now come included with Haswell based mobile processors along with a slightly refined chassis as well.
The updated BRIX ultra compact PCs are expected to be available with either the Haswell based Intel Celeron 2955U, Core [...]