CES 2015: Gigabyte Brix, Brix s Packs Intel’s New Broadwell CPU

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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.

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Aside from the new processor, there aren’t many significant changes to the Brix. The new BRIX will feature a total of 4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x mSATA SSD slot, and a 2.5″ HDD bay. It will include a HDMI port, a mini-display port, and a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Official pricing and availability information is currently unavailable at this time, but Gigabyte reps are hoping to get these units out by 1H2015.

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