Giga Computing, a subsidiary of GIGABYTE and an industry leader in high-performance servers, workstations, and mini-PCs, today announced a newly designed ultra-compact, low power mini-PC for the GIGABYTE BRIX lineup – BNIP and BNi3 series, which adopt either the ultra-low power Intel® Processor or Intel® Core™ i3 N-Series Processors. With Intel’s 7nm manufacturing and E-core (Efficient Core) architecture, users can benefit not only in performance, but also in computing efficiency. Also, although the BRIX series is compact, these new models are even more so, and maintain respectable performance while fitting perfectly in any IoT employment, whether for office use, education use, home use, digital signage, medical care, or KIOSK.
Simplified design, featherweight feel
The newly designed ultra-compact BRIX platform boasts a sleek and contemporary grid design on its exterior, creating a fresh and minimalist impression. The intricately patterned surface produces a pleasing interplay of light, shadow, reflection, and refraction from different angles, for an overall pleasant aesthetic. This design not only enhances the product's visual appeal, but also symbolizes the numerous possibilities of integrating and merging virtual and real elements within this compact mini-PC. And it only comes in a ultra small form factor that is about 1” tall and 0.5L in size.
The New Gen of Intel® Processor and Intel® Core™ i3 N-Series Processors in 2023
The new ultra-compact BRIX series adopts two entry-level computing platforms, Intel® Processor and Intel® Core™ i3 N-Series Processors, to deliver the performance you need at an affordable price to allow you to connect, learn, and play anywhere. The new Intel “Gracemont” CPU microarchitecture built on the latest Intel 7 process features up to 8 efficient cores (“E-cores”), enabling easy, responsive, streamlined experiences. You can scale up to BRIX BNi3 series (Intel® Core™ i3-N305) with an Intel Core i3 N-series platform for a 3.8 GHz turbo frequency and enable Intel® Wi-Fi 6E (Gig+), next-gen Intel® UHD Graphics, enhanced Image Processing Unit (IPU 6) to enjoy a balance of performance and value for the essential BRIX that’s right for you. In comparison to the prior gen of “Jasper Lake” Intel® Pentium® Silver N6005 processor, the new generation can easily see a 30% improvement in performance. With the above benefits, users can experience faster browsing and better productivity to accomplish more. The second platform, Intel Processor, found in the BRIX BNIP series (Intel® Processor N100 and N200) can harness power and efficiency to support learning, streaming, and productivity at an affordable cost and at less than 10W.
Offering All the Latest Technologies You Want
The new BRIX features USB 3.2 Gen2 for impressive data transfer speeds and charging of peripherals. Enhanced by the latest Intel® UHD Graphics, the new BRIX offers optimized graphics performance for users to experience greater detail in 4K. The new Intel UHD Graphics engine supports HDMI 2.0 and Mini DP 1.4, and they can used at the same time on multiple monitors with up to a 3840×2160 @ 60Hz resolution, providing excellent computing performance on dual displays for either video playing/editing, home use, or educational applications. In addition to the above, the new Brix can support both Type-A and Type-C connectors with speeds of 10 Gb/s as well as dual M.2 SSD support to deliver a fast and fresh user experience. Of course, it still has a VESA mount, so the product can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV, offering a simple and effective way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.
The Perfect Fit for Any Space
Challenging the essence of how we define a desktop PC, GIGABYTE has developed an ultra-compact, low power PC with impressive performance in a sleek and contemporary grid design. Ideal for a broad range of computing applications for home, schools, or office, BRIX expounds sheer simplicity and convenience. With a broad choice of Intel processors covering the entire performance spectrum, BRIX sets a new standard for desktop miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC/multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, office, or school, or as a digital signage unit.