i7 Gigabyte BRIX

Code: GB-BRI7H-8550-BW

The Perfect Fit for Any Space

We chose the BRIX as the mainstay of our Really Small Computer lineup due to its extremely small size, speed, low price and reliability. This Intel i7 CPU based BRIX is the flagship model in the lineup with all the processing power anyone could wish for in a home or office computer.

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£770.57£2,011.88

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Description

Challenging the essence of how we define a desktop PC, GIGABYTE engineers have developed an ultra-compact PC with a brushed aluminium surface chassis design. Ideal for a broad range of computing applications at home or in the office, the BRIX expounds sheer simplicity and convenience. With a broad choice of processors covering the entire performance spectrum, the BRIX sets a new standard for desktop miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC/multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, an office PC or as a digital signage unit.

Intel® 8th Generation Core™ Processors
GIGABYTE BRIX supports 8th Generation Intel® Quad-core processors which feature power-efficient 15W Intel® Core i5 and i7 models. From a simple internet access point to a high end multimedia station, the GIGABYTE BRIX provides a broad range of usage scenarios and the ultimate space flexibility. Energy efficient Quad-core delivers up to 40% faster performance compared to 7th gen processors!

Intel Turbo Boost Technology
GIGABYTE BRIX offers more computing power than ever with Intel’s new 14nm processors, which comes with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. It accelerates processor and graphics performance for peak loads, automatically allowing processor cores to run faster than the rated operating frequency if they’re operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits, gives users an extra burst of performance when needed. In addition, the integrated memory controller provides a direct connection between the DDR4 2400MHz memory and the processor for fast data processing.

Connecting the Future – USB Type-C™: The World’s Next Universal Connector
Reversible USB Type-C™ with USB 3.1
The USB Type-C™ is a new reversible connector that is loaded with useful features such as USB 3.1 support for 10 Gb/s transfer speed.

USB 3.1 and Network Connectivity
GIGABYTE BRIX™ also includes a M.2 module offering IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi and the latest Bluetooth 4.2, providing connectivity for low power Bluetooth devices and peripherals, as well as allowing users to easily connect mobile devices.

Fast USB 3.1 Solution
The latest USB 3.1 offers a staggering 10Gb/s transfer speed, 2x faster than USB 3.0 and backward compatibility with existing USB devices.

Supporting the Newest Standards in Multimedia
GIGABYTE ensures users won’t be limited by the standards or connections on the BRIX, by including HDMI 2.0 and support for HDCP 2.2* users can rest assured that their device will be able to display content to its full potential. The BRIX supports native resolutions of 4K at 60Hz, presenting unrivalled visual clarity and stunning realism to owners of UHD displays.

Multi-display productivity with HDMI 2.0 & DisplayPort++
BRIX supports up to three independent displays through HDMI 2.0 and a DisplayPort ++ without the need for an additional graphics card. Support for three display is only possible with daisy-chain connections through Display Port++.

Graphics that Captivate
Intel® HD Graphics deliver 10% more performance than its predecessor. With the new media engine users are able to, watch, create, edit, share and game all with captivating visuals. This media engine offers HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration which improves upon the 4K viewing and content creation performance significantly versus previous generation processors. The BRIX now has the ability to drive premium content up to 4K UHD, so users can enjoy amazing and vibrant multimedia experiences on compatible displays.

2.5″ Hard Drive Support
Utilizing SATA III 6 Gb/s high speed data transfer technology, the GIGABYTE BRIXs supports the installation of one 2.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD or Solid State Drive (SSD) and one M.2 2280 SSD module. This allows for optimized storage configurations which combine fast M.2 performance with larger capacity 2.5” hard drive.

Join the Optane Revolution
GIGABYTE BRIX supports Intel’s latest Optane™ technology, which provides advantages including high throughput, low latency, high quality of service, and high endurance. This solution comes in a module format and uses Intel Optane technology, based on 3D XPoint™ Memory Media along with the Intel RST driver. Optane™ memory accelerates traditional storage devices to reduce boot times and enhance the overall user experience. This non-volatile memory transforms the everyday PC to a performance driven system.

Enjoy Always Available Responsiveness with Intel® Ready Mode Technology
Now there’s no waiting to resume activity on your PC. With Intel® Ready Mode Technology, your PC resumes to fully functional in an instant. It works by providing an alternative to traditional sleep—a quiet, low power state similar to the kind used by your cell phone and tablet.

Access Your Digital Files – From Anywhere, Anytime
Get remote access to your PC through applications on your phone and tablet to download photos, video, large files and more, no matter where you are.

Get Help from Your Digital Assistant Just by Asking
An always available PC complements Microsoft Windows® 10 enabled experiences Cortana*. When you need Cortana*, all you have to do is say “Hey Cortana,” and your digital assistant is instantly at your service.

Keep Everything Up-to-Date With Automatic Syncing
Set your Intel® Ready Mode Technology – equipped PC to sync and store photos and files across devices automatically when you arrive at home or the office. And application updates? They’re automatic too, which means you’ll always work with the latest versions of your favourite tools.

Support Cortana
GIGABYTE BRIX with built-in dual array microphone can support Windows10 Cortana. Cortana is your digital agent, she’ll help you get things done. The more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be. To get started, type a question in the search box, or select the microphone and talk to Cortana. If you’re not sure what to say, you’ll see suggestions both on your lock screen and in Cortana home when you select the search box on the taskbar.

VESA Support
Bundled with a VESA bracket, the GIGABYTE BRIX™ can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV, offering a simple and effective way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit. Features • Features Intel® Core™ Quad Core i7-8550U.
• Ultra compact PC design at only 0.63L (46.8 x 112.6 x 119.4mm).
• Supports 2.5″ HDD/SSD, 7.0/9.5 mm thick (1 x 6 Gbps SATA 3).
• 1 x M.2 SSD (2280) slot.
• 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 slots.
• Intel® IEEE 802.11ac, Dual Band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.2 NGFF M.2 card.
• HDMI plus Mini DisplayPort Outputs (Supports dual displays).
• 2 x USB 3.1 (1 x USB Type-C™).
• 2 x USB 3.0.
• Intel Gigabit LAN.
• Dual Array Microphone.
• Headphone Jack.
• VESA Mounting Bracket (75 x 75mm + 100 x 100mm).

Specifications
Edition GB-BRi7H-8550
Form Factor mini PC
CPU Included Yes
CPU Type Intel Core i7
CPU Model 8550U
Architecture Coffee Lake
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Unlocked CPU No
Core Quad Core
No. of Threads 8
Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
Burst Frequency 4 GHz
CPU Cache 8MB
CPU Cooler Passive Heatsink
Max. TDP 15 W
CPU Socket Integrated CPU
Chipset System-on-Chip
Motherboard Form Factor Bespoke/Custom
Motherboard Model
Memory Type DDR4 SO-DIMM
Memory Included No
Memory Capacity Included N/A
Memory Edition
Memory Channels Dual (2)
Memory Type (ECC) Non-ECC
Memory Type (R/U) UDIMM (Unbuffered)
Memory Speed (Mhz) DDR4 – 2400
Max. Memory Capacity 64GB
On-board/Integrated Graphics Yes
Processor/Motherboard Graphics Chip Intel UHD Graphics 620
Discrete GPU No
Discrete GPU Chipset
GPU Architecture
GPU Manufacturing Process
GPU Cores/Streams/Execution Units
GPU Tensor Cores N/A
Base GPU Speed 300 MHz
Max. GPU Speed 1150 MHz
GPU Memory Size Shared
GPU Memory Type Shared
GPU Memory Clock
GPU Memory Bus
Discrete GPU Cooler
Multi-GPU Configuration No
Max. GPU Resolution 4096×2304 (4K) @60Hz
Graphics Interface On-board
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x M.2, 2230 (Occupied by WiFi Card)
  • 1 x M.2, 2280, PCIe/SATA
SATA M.2
Storage Drive Included No
Storage Drive Type
Storage Drive Capacity N/A
Optical Drive N/A
Drive Bays 1 x 2.5″ Internal
Backplane I/O
RAID Support Not Supported
Internal I/O N/A
Network Interface Type
Network Chip/Modules
  • 1 x Dual Band 802.11ac WiFi Module
  • 1 x Intel® I219V (Gigabit LAN)
Front Panel
  • 1 x Dual-array Microphones
  • 1 x Headphone/Mic Combo
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
Back Panel
  • 1 x DC-In (12V – 19V)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0a
  • 1 x Kensington Lock Slot
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 2 x USB 3.0
Cooling Fans
Keyboard / Mouse Included No
Remote Control Included No
VESA Mountable Yes
PSU Wattage
PSU Efficiency Rating
PSU Redundancy N/A
Operating System Included No
Operating System N/A
Colour Black
Dimensions 119.4 x 112.6 x 46.8 (mm WxHxD)
Weight
Includes
Notes

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