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 front panel and angular shape directs noise away from the user.
In terms of specifications, the BRIX GT GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 variants both promise very similar features with the obvious graphical performance differences and memory capacities.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-6700K|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 SO-DIMM (GTX 1070) or 32GB (GTX 1080)|
|Boot Drive||240GB M.2 SSD|
|Storage Drive||1TB HDD 7200rpm|
|Graphics||Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 8GB or GTX 1080 G1 8GB|
|Connectivity||Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165NGW|
|LAN||Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN|
|I/O||1 USB Type-C (Thunderbolt/USB 3.1), 1 USB 3.1 Type -A, 3 USB 3.0 Type A, headphone/microphone|
No official announcement has been made on the availability and pricing as of now but it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against a rapidly expanding small form factor market. We’ll also be at CES this year, so we’ll be sure to bring you more information soon. Stay tuned.