GIGABYTE has recently announced their miniature gaming powerhouse – the Gigabyte BRIX Gaming. The BRIX Gaming is a DIY PC Kit that is powered by a 4th Gen. Intel Core i5-4200H processor paired with a mid-range graphics card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760. Since this small box of gaming PC is so small, it can be wall mounted behind a monitor. Check out the rest of the Gigabyte BRIX Gaming’s features and specifications below.
UPDATE: Gigabyte releases updated BRIX and BRIX s powered with the latest 5th Gen Intel Broadwell-I Core processors. See more details here.
According to Henry Kao, VP of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit: “The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming is the perfect showcase for Intel and Nvidia’s exceptional technologies,” “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 (GB-BXi5G-760) Features
GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming – Highly Compact, Highly Potent
The BRIX Gaming takes the signature compact design philosophy of the GIGABYTE BRIX series, adding a high-performance Intel® Core™ i5 processor and Nvidia® GeForce® GTX™ 760, making it ideally suited to CPU-intensive applications like image design and video editing. The superior graphics performance of the BRIX Gaming means it’s also great for 3D gaming.
Available in black and green, with a choice of an Intel® Core™ i5 4200H or Intel® Core™ i7 processor (i7 version to launch in August) respectively, the BRIX Gaming is a DIY PC kit, shipped with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, a power adapter and cable.
The BRIX Gaming gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory sizes, with the two SO-DIMM DD3L slots and the support for both mSATA SSD and standard 2.5” SSD / HDD installation.
Nvidia® GeForce® GTX™ 760 Graphics
The BRIX Gaming is the first ultra-small footprint device to boast the cutting edge graphics capabilities of Nvidia® GeForce® GTX™ 760 graphics. Based on the Nvidia Kepler architecture, it uses an on-package 6Gb/ 3Gb GDDR5 that negates memory pipeline issues, greatly boosting overall performance in 3D applications.
Surround Display and Native 4K Decode Support
The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming features one Mini DisplayPort and two HDMI ports on the rear panel, enabling support for simultaneous triple display connectivity, making it suited for the work place, home theater and entertainment scenarios, and not to forget casual 3D gaming. The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming also supports the latest 4K displays.
USB 3.0 and Network Connectivity
The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming provides four USB 3.0 ports (2x front plus 2x rear) offering improved connectivity for peripherals, storage devices and more. In addition to including a Gigabit Ethernet port, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming also includes a Mini PCIe module offering IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and the latest Bluetooth 4.0, providing connectivity for low power Bluetooth devices and peripherals, as well as allowing users to easily connect their mobile devices.
Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX Gaming can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV, making it discreetly hidden from view. This offers a simple and elegant way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.
Gigabyte BRIX Gaming (GB-BXi5G-760) Specifications
|Dimension||0.88L (59.6 mm x 128 mm x 115.4 mm)|
|Motherboard||100 x 105 mm|
|CPU||Intel® Core i5-4200H 2.8GHz / 3.40 GHz|
|Chipset||Intel® HM87 Chipset|
|Memory||2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L slots (DDR3 1.35V)
1333 / 1600 MHz
|LAN||Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111G)|
|Graphic card||94 X 108 mm|
|GPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760|
|Graphic memory||Graphic DDR5 3GB/6GB|
|Wifi Card||AZUREWAVE AW-CB161H|
|Video||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
Supports NVIDIA Discrete Technology
(featuring triple displays: mini HDMI x2, mini DP Output)
|HDMI Resolution (Max.)||3840x2160 @ 30 Hz|
|Mini DP Resolution (Max.)||3840x2160 @ 30 Hz|
|Expansion Slots||1 x mSATA slot
1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot occupied by the WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0 combo half mini card.
|Front I/O||2 x USB 3.0
1 x head phone jack with MIC
|Rear I/O||2 x Mini HDMI
1 x Mini DisplayPort
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ45
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot
|Storage||2.5" SATA HDD|
|Power Supply||Input: AC 100-240V
Output: DC 19.5V
Supports 75 x 75 and 100 x 100 mm
Price and Availability
The Gigabyte BRIX Gaming (GB-BXi5G-760) with Intel Core i5-4200H and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 is now available to order online. Currently it has a retail price of $799.99.
2 thoughts on “Gigabyte BRIX Gaming (GB-BXi5G-760) DIY PC Kit Unleashed – See Specs, Price and Where to Buy”
Looks ok for a steambox.
Yes. I am hoping to see smaller form factors DIY components as well. Smaller than Mini-ITX form factor.