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Gigabyte releases Thunderbolt gear mini-PC

by on15 April 2016

All in all you are another BRIX in the Wall

Gigabyte has released four new compact PCs with Intel’s Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C supported.

Dubbed the BRIX GB-BSi5T-6200, GB-BSi5HT-6200, GB-BSi7T-6500 and GB-BSi7HT-6500, they feature the latest Intel 6th generation Core processors.

The ultra-compact PC are decked out in brushed aluminium. They are being designed as HTPC/multimedia hub, ultra-low power PC or as a digital signage unit.

The new Thunderbolt 3 protocol, which is available over a USB Type-Cconnector on the back panel of the GIGABYTE BRIX T models, brings an single-wire bandwidth of up to 40 Gb/s – double the previous generation of Thunderbolt.

It supports protocols such as DisplayPort 1.2 means it can drive a 4K resolution display at 60 FPS, and USB 3.1. It is also backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C can daisy-chain up to six devices.

These BRIX units have 10Gb/s USB3.1 Gen. 2 protocol over the new reversible USB Type-C port. These use 4 PCIe Gen. three lanes. We are assured that there will not be a huge lorry going at 50mph in the middle lane.

Gigabyte said that this spec does not need an additional graphics card, and it can manage multiple displays easily. The press release did not mention price but we expect the i5 version to appear on the US market for about $480 without the hardrive or RAM.

Last modified on 15 April 2016
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