GIGABYTE’s BRIX line of mini PCs is going to receive a major update soon, as the Taiwanese company is preparing to launch a new generation that will be equipped with the new Ryzen 5000U chips from AMD, and that they will maintain the classic compact format to which we are accustomed.
The new GIGABYTE BRIXs will be available in three base configurations. All of them will have in common the use of an AMD Ryzen 5000U APU, whose TDP is 15 watts. These are the APUs that will be available:
- Ryzen 3 5300U, with Zen 2-based quad-core, eight-thread CPU. It adds up to 4MB of L3, and has a Radeon RX Vega 6 GPU.
- Ryzen 5 5500U, with Zen 2-based six-core, twelve-thread CPU. It adds up to 8MB of L3 and has a Radeon RX Vega 7 GPU.
- Ryzen 7 5700U, with Zen 2-based 16-thread eight-core CPU. It adds up to 8MB of L3 and has a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU.
These APUs use Zen 2 architecture, despite the fact that their nomenclature could make us think that they are based on Zen 3. Despite this peculiarity, and their low consumption, their performance should be quite good.
All versions of the GIGABYTE BRIX will also come with a wide range of connectors:
- 2 x HDMI.
- 1 x Mini DisplayPort.
- 1 x USB-C with DisplayPort function.
- 1 x USB-C.
- 5 x USB 3.2 Type-A.
- 1 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet.
- 1 x 3.5mm jack.
They will support a maximum of 64 GB of DDR4 memory configured in dual channel working at a speed of 3,200 MHz, and have at least one M.2 2280 slot to install a PCIE Gen3 x4 type SSD.
With a GIGABYTE Brix we can enjoy high performance in a very small space, we will also have next-generation connectivity, thanks to the support of Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and we can connect up to four screens. We do not have details on the sale price.