Gigabyte has yet again introduced a couple of fresh Gigabyte Compact Gaming PC Brix systems from GB-GZ1DTi7. There will be two configurations – one is the GB-GZ1DTi7-1080-OK-GW and the other is GB-GZ1DTi7-1070-NK-GW. The former is built around the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming G1 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory with an Intel Core i7-6700K processor and a 32GB of DDR4 memory inside, while the latter is on the GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming G1 graphics card and half the RAM at 16GB.
Gigabyte Compact Gaming PC Specs
Both configurations have the following specs:
- 240GB M.2 SSD handles primary storage duties while a 1TB HDD (7,200 RPM) occupies the chassis bulk storage
- has custom designed 400W PSU
- include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, GbE LAN (Killer E2400)
- three USB 3.0 Type-A ports
- a single USB 3.1 Type-A port
- a single USB Type-C port (USB 3.1/Thunderbolt)
- separate headphone and microphone jacks
These two Gigabyte compact gaming PC systems are designed to be highly capable of extreme gaming desktops which play at a high 4K resolution or with a VR headset. They could be used as portable desktops for multiple gaming and LAN connections as well.
However, a review by PC Gamer found that the heat buildup may be a problem. The airflow in these new Gigabyte compact gaming PC systems are cramped inside. And even though each of the graphics cards have three fans, they are not blower-style coolers. Gigabyte relies on the natural airflow and air pressure to draw air from the bottom of the machine and lead the hot air towards the top of the device where vents open up when necessary.
The design of the Gigabyte Brix configurations have LED. Although the design of this device got some negative feedback, the out-of-this-world design is explained by the cooling mechanism mentioned above.
But other than these few downsides, the Gigabyte configurations are generally good for the entirety of the computer system. However, Gigabyte has not yet announced the release date and price for these new Brix configurations.