Amongst all the cool things that was displayed on Gigabyte’s booth in the show floors of Computex 2016, one particular product caught our eyes: the BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC. It stands out because of its rather eye-catcing form factor that does not in any way resemble the old “black box” design of previous BRIX mini PCs.
So, what makes the BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC special aside from its minimalistic design? The specifications. Gigabyte’s newest mini PC is equipped with an unspecified Core i7 Skylake-U processor as well as an Nvidia Maxwell GM206-250 GPU (GTX 950), which is a significant upgrade compared to older BRIX mini PCs that uses Nvidia’s older, less powerful GPUs.
When it comes to I/O ports, the BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC comes with one HDMI port; three mini DisplayPort ports; one Gigabit ethernet switch; as well as a pair of headphone and microphone jacks. USB connectivity options include three USB 3.0 ports; and one USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A ports each.
Unlike previous BRIX mini PCs, Gigabyte’s BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC is significantly taller, but with a slight reduction in its width. To be more specific, the dimensions of the BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC is 220mm x 110mm x 110mm. That aside, it’s worth mentioning that this mini PC has a brushed aluminium chassis, which could make it very hot to the touch after prolonged usage.
Gigabyte has yet to to mention the date of availability and price of the BRIX UHD Gaming mini PC, but if priced just right, it could become a very good option for gamers that primarily plays MOBA games.