GIGABYTE has quietly added its first Comet Lake-U-powered ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) BRIX PCs to its lineup. The new systems were designed for home, office, and commercial applications, they offer up to six cores as well as advanced connectivity.

GIGABYTE’s lineup of BRIX UCFF barebones PCs based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core (Comet Lake-U) processors currently includes four base models featuring the Core i7-10710U with six cores, the Core i7-10510U as well as the Core i5-10210U with four cores, and the Core i3-10110U with two cores. All systems can be equipped with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 memory using two SO-DIMMs, an M.2-2280 SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD with a SATA 6 Gbps interface.

Connectivity capabilities of all Comet Lake-U-powered GIGABYTE BRIX systems are similar and include Intel’s Wireless-AC 3168 Wi-Fi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2 M.2-2230 adapter, a GbE port (controlled by the Intel i219V), a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector, five USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, two HDMI 2.0 display outputs, and a 3.5-mm combo jack for headsets, and an RS232 COM port. In addition, the new barebones can accommodate an add-on-card that adds another GbE and another RS232 COM port.

Measuring 119.5×119.5×46.8 mm, the GIGABYTE BRIX barebones with Intel’s Comet Lake-U will easily fit into any environment. GIGABYTE has developed a pretty broad market for the BRIX systems over the years, so the company is aiming for everything from home and office out to commercial applications like digital signage, and even for applications that require RS232 COM connectivity.

Overall, GIGABYTE is among the first computer makers to introduce UCFF barebones PC with Intel’s Comet Lake-U processors. Interestingly, despite mobile nature of the CPU, the manufacturer equips the systems with fairly beefy 90 W and 135 W external PSUs.

GIGABYTE's 10th Gen BRIX Mainstream Mini PC Systems
Model BRi7H-10710 BRi7H-10510 BRi5H-10210 BRi3H-10110
CPU Core i7-10710U
6C/12T
1.1 - 4.7 GHz
12 MB
15 W
Core i7-10510U
4C/8T
1.8 - 4.9 GHz
8 MB
15 W
Core i5-10210U
4C/8T
1.6 - 4.2 GHz
6 MB
15 W
Core i3-10110U
2C/4T
2.1 - 4.1 GHz
4 MB
15 W
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 620
DRAM Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots
Up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 in dual-channel mode
Motherboard proprietary
Storage SSD M.2-2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)
DFF 1 ×  2.5-inch/9.5-mm SATA 6 Gbps
  SD -
Wireless Intel Wireless-AC 3168
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 module
Ethernet 1 × GbE port (Intel i219V)
USB Front 1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
Back 2 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
Display Outputs 2 × HDMI 2.0b
Audio 1 × 3.5mm audio jack (Realtek)
COM 1 × RS232 COM port
PSU 135 W PSU (19V/7.1A) 90 W PSU (19V/4.3A)
Operating Temperatures 0°C to +35°C 0°C to +50°C
Dimensions Length: 119.5 mm
Width: 119.5 mm
Height: 46.8 mm

Now that GIGABYTE lists its Comet Lake-enabled BRIX barebones on its website, expect them to hit the market shortly.

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Source: GIGABYTE (via CNX Software)

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  • MrEcho - Sunday, February 23, 2020 - link

    yes... very much so, I still use serial to this day for some stuff. Reply
  • HStewart - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - link

    As a POS developer for the last 25 years or so, yes a lot of POS (Point of Sale) equipment use serial devices - from scanners, printers and other devices. A lot of changes but there is a lot of legacy equipment out there. Multiple Ethernet ports are important - to have a local network and global network - can be done with single Ethernet but better with multiple ports Reply
  • AdhesiveTeflon - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - link

    Same here. A lot of our engineering/survey equipment still uses serial. Companies usually also don't update their equipment unless they absolutely have too because of how expensive they are. Reply
  • erinadreno - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    Lackluster wireless solution. Why the hell they are still using single antenna product in 2020 Reply
  • psyclist80 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    Looking forward to the AMD variants to hit the market, 8 core and 7nm with a stronger GPU solution Reply
  • HStewart - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - link

    According to there website it appears this that Gaming is not the intention of this box. There have another line but appears to be older lines of cpu - include a AMD version.

    This appears to be aim at commercial market and the need for higher performance GPU is not a requirement.
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  • timecop1818 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    Two HDMI? Not a single Displayport, not even USB-C with DisplayPort altmode? Hard, hard pass. Reply
  • PeachNCream - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    DP never really did catch on as a widespread PC video interface so it isn't a big surprise to see it omitted on this system. It has been pretty clear for a while now that HDMI, despite the added cost, has become the industry standard. I don't think it will really add much to the per unit price of most products and it is nice to see a single consolidation around a single standard. Reply
  • timecop1818 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    We must be living in different dimensions because I've never seen any professional monitor > 1080p connected with HDMI. Reply
  • damianrobertjones - Friday, February 21, 2020 - link

    I have a NUC to the side of my 4k screen and I've been waiting for a LONG TIME for one of these devices to support the playback of 4k Ultra HD BD media. Reply

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