The BRIX Gaming system packs a high-performance AMD A8-5557M APU and a dedicated AMD Radeon R9 M275X GPU into an extremely small form factor. I’m not kidding when I say extremely small. You can get a good look at it in the video link above, but to give the raw numbers the BRIX measures just 59.6mm x 115.4mm x 128mm. Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit, summed it up best in his comments.
“The BRIX Gaming offers a real desktop PC experience in a compact form factor that end users now expect from a GIGABYTE BRIX device. We’re very excited about the continuing evolution of the desktop PC, challenging the notion that smaller PC design means abandoning performance.”
The BRIX also supports VESA mounting, and will come with the needed brackets to mount it to the back of any VESA compliant LCD monitor. Basically I’m envisioning either a powerful all-in-one LAN rig, or a discrete and very capable Steam Machine. There are indeed many DIY possibilities with the new BRIX Gaming system. The full press announcement from GIGABYTE is below.