GIGABYTE Launches BRIX Gaming: Discrete Graphics in the Most Compact of Form Factors
GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming Packs AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X Graphics for an Uncompromisingly Fast Gaming PC
Taipei, Taiwan, January 27th, 2014 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced the launch of its latest addition to the GIGABYTE BRIX series of ultra compact PC kits, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming. Packing an AMD A8-5557M APU together with an AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X discrete graphics processor, the GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming has gaming performance that belies its compact size.
“The BRIX Gaming offers a real desktop PC experience in a compact form factor that end users now expect from a GIGABYTE BRIX device,” commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. “We’re very excited about the continuing evolution of the desktop PC, challenging the notion that smaller PC design means abandoning performance.”
GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming – Discrete Graphics in the Most Compact of Form Factors
The BRIX Gaming ultra-compact PC kit takes the performance you would expect of a full tower gaming PC, in a miniature form factor that is much more suited for the living room. Gaming enthusiasts traveling to LAN events, parties and contests and will also enjoy having a gaming rig with incredible portability. Literally small enough to sit in the palm of your hand (measuring a mere 59.6mm x 128mm x 115.4mm), the BRIX Gaming delivers performance that belies its small size. Featuring a high-performance AMD A8-5557M APU plus a dedicated AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X graphics processor, the BRIX Gaming allows gamers to enjoy all the latest 3D game titles. By employing a discrete, fully programmable GPU, the BRIX Gaming is also ideal for tackling processor-intensive media editing and encoding applications for today’s creative professionals.
AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X Graphics
The BRIX Gaming features the AMD Radeon™ R9 M275X discrete graphics processor combined with 2GB of GDDR5 memory, supporting the latest graphics acceleration technologies including Microsoft® DX11.1, Shader Model 5.0, OpenGL 4.1. Support for the latest OpenCL 1.1 standard means the BRIX Gaming is ideal for tackling processor-intensive media editing and encoding applications.
A Flexible, Compact DIY PC Kit
The BRIX Gaming is a DIY PC kit, shipping with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, requiring only SO-DIMM system memory and a choice of either, or both mSATA SSD or standard 2.5” hard drives. The BRIX Gaming maintains the DIY PC ethos, giving users the flexibility to independently choose preferred operating system, integrated storage and system memory configurations.
USB 3.0 and Network Connectivity
The GIGABYTE BRIX Gaming integrates four USB 3.0 ports (two front, two rear), ensuring ample 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.