GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY has launched the GIGABYTE BRIX Pro, a compact DIY PC kit that features professional CPU performance and graphics support with the Intel i7 Core 4770R processor featuring the Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200.
"The GIGABYTE BRIX Pro is the perfect showcase for Intel's exceptional Iris Pro graphics technology," says Henry Kao, vice president of GIGABYTE motherboard business unit. "The deceptively compact BRIX Pro packs a high-performance, desktop-class processor that is highly suited to processor-intensive creative applications and 3D gaming titles."
BRIX Pro Design
The BRIX Pro takes the compact design philosophy of the GIGABYTE BRIX series, adding a high-performance Intel Core i7/i5 processor featuring Intel Iris Pro graphics 5200. Iris Pro Graphics use an on-package 64M eDRAM cache that negates memory pipeline issues, boosting overall performance in 3D applications.
Available in black and red, with a choice Intel Core i7 4770R or Core i5 4570R processors respectively, the BRIX Pro is a DIY PC kit, shipping with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, plus power adapter and cable.
The BRIX Pro gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory sizes, with two SO-DIMM DD3L slots plus support for both mSATA SSD and standard 2.5-inch SSD installation.
Display and Audio Connectivity
The BRIX Pro features both Mini DisplayPort and HDMI ports on the rear panel, enabling support for simultaneous dual display connectivity, making it suited for the work place, home theater, and entertainment scenarios, including casual 3D gaming. It also supports the latest 4K displays via HDMI. Audio connectivity includes SPDIF audio via a front panel connector, useful in home theater scenarios that use an A/V receiver.
USB 3.0 and Network Connectivity
The GIGABYTE BRIX Pro provides four USB 3.0 ports (2x front plus 2x rear) offering improved connectivity for peripherals, storage devices, and more. In addition to adding a Gigabit Ethernet port, the PC kit also includes a Mini PCIe module offering 802.11 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 connect their mobile devices.
Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX Pro can be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV. This offers a simple way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.