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:

BRIX Model GB-BXi7-4500 GB-BXi5-4200 GB-BXi3-4010 GB-BXCE-2955
Intel Processor Intel® Core™ Intel® Core™  Intel® Core™ Intel® Celeron
i7-4500U i5-4200U i3-4010U 2955U
IGP Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD
Cores 2 2 2 2
Threads 4 4 4 2
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.

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  • JlHADJOE - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Exactly what I was thinking. Reply
  • meacupla - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    the only reasons to go mITX are
    a) cost. A6-5600k, A85X mITX mobo and mITX case is way cheaper
    b) you want an internal optical drive
    c) slightly more customizable acoustics with more than one option for heatsink and fan(s)
    Reply
  • Sivar - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Is it fanless? Reply
  • ShadowShade - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    Theres a slim heatsink and fan under the motherboard Reply
  • meacupla - Sunday, September 8, 2013 - link

    I wonder if they will come out with the HD5000 or Iris versions.
    It's just another 50 or 58 in the SKU...
    i7-4550U, i5-4250U, i3-4158U, etc.
    Reply
  • jaydee - Monday, September 9, 2013 - link

    Man they drag these things out, announce a product with few details in June, then more details, but no pricing or availability in September. Who knows when we'll actually see these things, Christmas? Reply

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