Gigabyte has launched a new BRIX mini PC: Equipped with Alder Lake-N processor
Gigabyte’s BRIX product line, like Intel’s NUC, is a product line of mini PCs. Similar to the NUC, BRIX is also divided into different models such as BRIX Extreme and BRIX Pro based on performance. Citing MIXED news, Gigabyte has launched a new low-power BRIX mini PC, the first update of this type in two years.
The new BRIX mini PC comes in three configurations, all equipped with Intel’s Alder Lake-N processors. As we introduced in previous reports, Intel’s Alder Lake-N processor is a processor with only E-Cores, generally belonging to the Intel processor series. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Core i3-N305, which has 8 E-Cores and a TDP of 15W. The highest-end BNi3-N305 is a BRIX mini PC equipped with this processor.
The other two models are equipped with Intel N100 and N200 processors, respectively. These two processors have no differences in TDP and number of cores, both are 4 E-Core processors with a power consumption of 6W. However, the N200 has a higher frequency and more EU graphics cores.
Although the TDP is not high, Gigabyte still equips them with cooling fans. At the same time, Gigabyte has also updated the mold of the BRIX, making the new BRIX mini PCs thinner and longer. In terms of interfaces, the BRIX mini PCs are well-equipped, including 2 M.2 2280 NVMe hard disk slots, 2 HDMI 2.0 and 1 DP 1.4 interfaces, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A and 3 USB 2.0 Type-A interfaces, and so on.
Overall, we can consider these three BRIX mini PCs as Gigabyte’s NUC Essential, suitable for light office or home use. Gigabyte has not yet announced the prices and release dates of these mini PCs. Considering that there are not many Alder-Lake N mini PCs on the market currently, the new BRIX from Gigabyte undoubtedly offers users more choices.