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    Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    The 2.6 litre BRIX Gaming UHD is said to set "a new standard in compact computing".
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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    Pedalbin. But otherwise pretty nice.

    Yeah, this needs a GPU upgrade to be truly interesting.

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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    OMG It's UHD!!!!

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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    "Ergonomic Thermal Design"

    Eeeeeh, what now? Designed not to cause thermal injuries to users? I would say that's an expected feature for computers today. Perhaps I'm not used to bleeding-edge tech like this. Either that, or Gigabyte's PR Team needs a dictionary.



    Otherwise, this is a nifty little machine. Now, for an actual (end user) upgrade path for that GPU ... Custom MXM with display outputs doesn't bode well for longevity. Also, given that every GTX 10XX card has increased TDP from its 9XX equivalent (well, the 1060 has the 960s 120W TDP, but consumes ~10W more), wouldn't a straight 950->"1050" upgrade be troublesome? Unless Nvidia slightly gimps the 1050, of course.
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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    Gaming?

    really?

    If your happy with your 15-20fps in game....

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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    "Ergonomic Thermal Design"

    Eeeeeh, what now? ... Gigabyte's PR Team needs a dictionary. ...
    Could just mean thermal design taking consideration of human factors. So minimising noise outputs and aiming to keep the warm air flowing away from parts of the machine a human has to interact with - many OEM computers are noisy and vent most of the warm air out the back (close to the majority of the ports) or the side (where it can easily warm up the area around a user's desk and, if the fan is strong enough, blow papers around). If they've designed the cooling to avoid those problems, I think "Ergonomic Thermal Design" isn't a bad description.

    Oh, don't get me wrong - it's cliche and pretentious. Just not necessarily innaccurate

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    Would be nice if they made a slightly larger version, say using 120mm fans at either end with the bottom raised a bit higher on retractable legs or something like that. Chuck in a GTX 1060 and that thing would sell like hotcakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valantar View Post
    Otherwise, this is a nifty little machine. Now, for an actual (end user) upgrade path for that GPU ... Custom MXM with display outputs doesn't bode well for longevity. Also, given that every GTX 10XX card has increased TDP from its 9XX equivalent (well, the 1060 has the 960s 120W TDP, but consumes ~10W more), wouldn't a straight 950->"1050" upgrade be troublesome? Unless Nvidia slightly gimps the 1050, of course.
    It looks like it uses an MXM slot on the graphics card daughterboard.

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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    I like how Gigabyte themselves have shown you how to disassemble it, it gives you a bit of confidence they give a damn.
    I know its not quite soldering level but someone somewhere must have lived through the 70s.

    It's just a shame you can't upgrade the grunt (CPU/GPU). Although it does look like you could do the graphics card in future if this proves to be a standard they can stick to. Which is a problem for these machines, they come up with one design but because it doesn't sell to well they come up with another so nothing is interchangeable.
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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    Quote Originally Posted by HW90 View Post
    Would be nice if they made a slightly larger version, say using 120mm fans at either end with the bottom raised a bit higher on retractable legs or something like that. Chuck in a GTX 1060 and that thing would sell like hotcakes.


    It looks like it uses an MXM slot on the graphics card daughterboard.
    Actually, from looking at the video it looks like the display outputs are on the daughterboard with the MXM slots, not on the MXM itself. I stand corrected. Which also makes this pretty fantastic in terms of upgrade potential (not to mention the awesome ease of disassembly). The GPU cooler could probably be improved (a cast aluminium heatsink with three heatpipes running along its base isn't exactly high performance), but for this kind of power it's probably enough.

    I kind of agree with the larger version/fan idea, though from the video it's pretty obvious they could have fit a far larger fan in the same case if they were willing to pay to have it custom made (needs one corner mount removed). Lots of free space around that fan.


    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    I like how Gigabyte themselves have shown you how to disassemble it, it gives you a bit of confidence they give a damn.
    I know its not quite soldering level but someone somewhere must have lived through the 70s.

    It's just a shame you can't upgrade the grunt (CPU/GPU). Although it does look like you could do the graphics card in future if this proves to be a standard they can stick to. Which is a problem for these machines, they come up with one design but because it doesn't sell to well they come up with another so nothing is interchangeable.
    I agree with the disassembly. Also, it looks like they've done a fantastic job designing this in terms of both ease of assembly and repairability. And the GPU looks to be standard MXM (display outputs are on the daughterboard beneath the MXM, not on the MXM itself). (If only MXM was a true (open) standard, of course.) Upgrading the CPU, though? They could stick a socketed CPU in there, but what's the point? Upgrading on the same socket, given that you already have a high-end CPU, gives you nearly no gains at all. Which means you'd need to upgrade the motherboard as well. Kaby Lake, even in 45W, won't be more than 10% faster than Skylake. And probably less in most scenarios. The only relevant CPU upgrade would be to a 65W+ unit, which would require a larger case/larger heatsink/faster fans/more fans/magic.

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    Re: Gigabyte publishes BRIX Gaming UHD promo & installation videos

    That video tutorial was lovely, shows how easy it is to install and it was very concise yet informative. I love how little screws need to be unscrewed to do the installs/upgrades. It's kind of why I quite liked the Alienware Alpha even though people were all saying that they could easily build a more powerful PC for cheaper...

    Agreed that it's not very powerful but Gigabyte's BRIX line has been priced relatively well in my opinion compared to other NUCs etc so perhaps they will demand a fair price for the lower specs. OTOH it is using relatively unique parts so it could be that this ends up rather expensive.

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