GIGABYTE Updates BRIX: Now with Haswellby Ian Cutress on September 7, 2013 7:50 AM EST
Back at Computex in June, GIGABYTE gave us a quick glimpse at future updates to their BRIX, their small form factor NUC type replacement. Today we get the full launch with three different mobile CPUs, all dual core CPUs with hyperthreading, along with full USB 3.0 support, a front SPDIF jack, HDMI, mDP, WiFi/BT4.0 module, and gigabit Ethernet in an aluminum chassis measuring 107.6mm x 114.4mm x 29.9mm with a Kensington Lock slot.
The three models listed in the PR (and another one on the website) have the following:
|Intel Processor||Intel® Core™||Intel® Core™||Intel® Core™||Intel® Celeron|
|IGP||Intel HD 4400||Intel HD 4400||Intel HD 4400||Intel HD|
|Clock Frequency||1.8GHz – 3.0GHz||1.6 GHz – 2.6GHz||1.7 GHz||1.4 GHz|
|Audio Codec||Realtek ALC269||Realtek ALC269||Realtek ALC269||Realtek ALC269|
|Expansion||1x mSATA||1x mSATA||1x mSATA||1x mSATA|
|1x mPCIe (WiFi)||1x mPCIe (WiFi)||1x mPCIe (WiFi)||1x mPCIe (WiFi)|
|Memory||2 x SO-DIMM||2 x SO-DIMM||2 x SO-DIMM||2 x SO-DIMM|
|DDR3 1.35 V||DDR3 1.35 V||DDR3 1.35 V||DDR3 1.35 V|
|LAN||Realtek RTL8111G||Realtek RTL8111G||Realtek RTL8111G||Realtek RTL8111G|
Users will need to add in a pair of DDR3 SO-DIMM modules (thus up to 8 GB) and an mSATA drive. All BRIX have VESA support for 75mm square and 100mm square brackets.
Back at Computex we were able to take a picture of the insides of the Ivy Bridge BRIX (below), and the Haswell model should provide an iterative update on the design.
No word on pricing or availability, however the previous Ivy-Bridge based BRIX models are around $300 as a barebones.