GIGABYTE Unveils Comet Lake-Based BRIX UCFF PC: 6 Cores, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, & RS232by Anton Shilov on February 21, 2020 8:00 AM EST
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GIGABYTE has quietly added its first Comet Lake-U-powered ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) BRIX PCs to its lineup. The new systems were designed for home, office, and commercial applications, they offer up to six cores as well as advanced connectivity.
GIGABYTE’s lineup of BRIX UCFF barebones PCs based on Intel’s 10th Generation Core (Comet Lake-U) processors currently includes four base models featuring the Core i7-10710U with six cores, the Core i7-10510U as well as the Core i5-10210U with four cores, and the Core i3-10110U with two cores. All systems can be equipped with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 memory using two SO-DIMMs, an M.2-2280 SSD with a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, and a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD with a SATA 6 Gbps interface.
Connectivity capabilities of all Comet Lake-U-powered GIGABYTE BRIX systems are similar and include Intel’s Wireless-AC 3168 Wi-Fi 5 + Bluetooth 4.2 M.2-2230 adapter, a GbE port (controlled by the Intel i219V), a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C connector, five USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, two HDMI 2.0 display outputs, and a 3.5-mm combo jack for headsets, and an RS232 COM port. In addition, the new barebones can accommodate an add-on-card that adds another GbE and another RS232 COM port.
Measuring 119.5×119.5×46.8 mm, the GIGABYTE BRIX barebones with Intel’s Comet Lake-U will easily fit into any environment. GIGABYTE has developed a pretty broad market for the BRIX systems over the years, so the company is aiming for everything from home and office out to commercial applications like digital signage, and even for applications that require RS232 COM connectivity.
Overall, GIGABYTE is among the first computer makers to introduce UCFF barebones PC with Intel’s Comet Lake-U processors. Interestingly, despite mobile nature of the CPU, the manufacturer equips the systems with fairly beefy 90 W and 135 W external PSUs.
|GIGABYTE's 10th Gen BRIX Mainstream Mini PC Systems|
1.1 - 4.7 GHz
1.8 - 4.9 GHz
1.6 - 4.2 GHz
2.1 - 4.1 GHz
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 620|
|DRAM||Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots
Up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 in dual-channel mode
|Storage||SSD||M.2-2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|DFF||1 × 2.5-inch/9.5-mm SATA 6 Gbps|
|Wireless||Intel Wireless-AC 3168
802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2 module
|Ethernet||1 × GbE port (Intel i219V)|
|USB||Front||1 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
3 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
|Back||2 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A|
|Display Outputs||2 × HDMI 2.0b|
|Audio||1 × 3.5mm audio jack (Realtek)|
|COM||1 × RS232 COM port|
|PSU||135 W PSU (19V/7.1A)||90 W PSU (19V/4.3A)|
|Operating Temperatures||0°C to +35°C||0°C to +50°C|
|Dimensions||Length: 119.5 mm
Width: 119.5 mm
Height: 46.8 mm
Now that GIGABYTE lists its Comet Lake-enabled BRIX barebones on its website, expect them to hit the market shortly.
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Source: GIGABYTE (via CNX Software)
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MrEcho - Sunday, February 23, 2020 - linkyes... very much so, I still use serial to this day for some stuff.
HStewart - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - linkAs a POS developer for the last 25 years or so, yes a lot of POS (Point of Sale) equipment use serial devices - from scanners, printers and other devices. A lot of changes but there is a lot of legacy equipment out there. Multiple Ethernet ports are important - to have a local network and global network - can be done with single Ethernet but better with multiple ports
AdhesiveTeflon - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - linkSame here. A lot of our engineering/survey equipment still uses serial. Companies usually also don't update their equipment unless they absolutely have too because of how expensive they are.
erinadreno - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkLackluster wireless solution. Why the hell they are still using single antenna product in 2020
psyclist80 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkLooking forward to the AMD variants to hit the market, 8 core and 7nm with a stronger GPU solution
HStewart - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - linkAccording to there website it appears this that Gaming is not the intention of this box. There have another line but appears to be older lines of cpu - include a AMD version.
This appears to be aim at commercial market and the need for higher performance GPU is not a requirement.
timecop1818 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkTwo HDMI? Not a single Displayport, not even USB-C with DisplayPort altmode? Hard, hard pass.
PeachNCream - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkDP never really did catch on as a widespread PC video interface so it isn't a big surprise to see it omitted on this system. It has been pretty clear for a while now that HDMI, despite the added cost, has become the industry standard. I don't think it will really add much to the per unit price of most products and it is nice to see a single consolidation around a single standard.
timecop1818 - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkWe must be living in different dimensions because I've never seen any professional monitor > 1080p connected with HDMI.
damianrobertjones - Friday, February 21, 2020 - linkI have a NUC to the side of my 4k screen and I've been waiting for a LONG TIME for one of these devices to support the playback of 4k Ultra HD BD media.