Gigabyte has introduced a new range of mini PCs under the name BRIX Extreme. This new family offers processors from the Ryzen 5000U series with low power consumption and a new case design with multiple connections.
This new generation of compact computers can mount the Ryzen 5700U, 5500U and 5300U APUs, a good range of processors that offer minimum power consumption and high performance thanks to its 7nm. The BRIX Extreme are available in a new case in two sizes, a compact one with the possibility of a NVMe SSD and another larger size that supports a 2.5″ SATA drive. Its connectors include USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports that support 4K@60 HDR video output and power charging.
Processor, RAM and storage
The Gigabyte BRIX Extreme with the latest generation of AMD APUs manufactured in 7nm offer us combinations with AMD 7 5700U, Ryzen 5 5500U and the less powerful Ryzen 3 5300U, all of them have a Radeon Vega GPU that allows us to play some demanding games by adjusting the 3D load. In addition, they support 4K HDR video output and are compatible with all streaming certificates of the most common video platforms.
Within its new case design we find the option to mount up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM in 2 SODIMM slots while for storage we have options with an M.2 2280 Gen3 x 4 SSD and another M.2 slot for the Wifi module. In the higher case version we can install a 2.5-inch storage unit with SATA3 interface.
For network connectivity, we have an internal M.2 2230 AMD RZ608 card that integrates Wifi 6 + Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity. We also have up to three Ethernet ports, one of them high speed 2.5 Gbps. As connectors we find distributed between its front and rear 5 USB 3.0 ports, two USB Type-C 3.2 Gen2, 3.5 mm audio jack, two HDMI 2.0b and miniDisplayPort 1.4, all with video output capability up to 4K@60Hz resolutions with HDR support.
Pricing and availability
- The Gigabyte BRIX Extreme will soon be on sale in Barebone version or with RAM + SDD installed and will feature Windows 11 support. The exact price and availability are unknown for now.