Gigabyte Brix Gaming GT takes a GTX 1080 on the road


— 10:07 AM on December 27, 2016

We've taken a look at Gigabyte's compact Brix gaming systems in the past. Now, the Brix Gaming GT is poised to take a VR-ready to the road or living room with its compact dimensions, an Intel sixth-generation Core i7-6700K CPU, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. The Brix Gaming GT identifies itself as a gaming PC with a cluster of RGB LEDs and a pair of flaps on top that open when the system is thermally loaded.

The machine comes equipped with 32GB of DDR4 memory, a 240GB M.2 SSD, and a 2.5" 1TB hard drive. Gigabyte doesn't say whether the included SSD is of the NVMe or AHCI variety, though. The system also sports room for a second 2.5" drive. Networking is handled by an Intel 3165NGW Wireless-AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo adapter, along with a Gigabit Ethernet port powered by a Killer E2400 chip.

For peripheral connectivity, the Brix Gaming GT offers both USB 3.1 Type-A and Type-C ports, three USB 3.0 Type-A connectors, and HDMI and audio jacks on the back. Front panel connections include audio jacks and another pair of USB 3.0 Type-A ports. The power connector, Ethernet jack, and additional display connectors are all stashed on the bottom of the device, where they are hidden from view.

At first glance, the Brix Gaming GT looks like it is ready to take on tiny desktops like Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070 we recently reviewed. The 10.9" x 15.1" x 5.0" (27.6 cm x 38.4 cm x 12.8 cm) dimensions make the Brix over five times larger than the Zotac miniature gaming box, though in the Brix's defense, there is no external power brick cluttering things up.

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