Gigabyte Brix: AMD Kabini or Intel Haswell?

Posted by Trent Nouveau

The uber-mini Gigabyte Brix measures approximately 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″, with future versions of the device expected to offer support for either an AMD Kabini SoC or Intel Haswell chip (Core i3 - Core i7), along with 16GB of RAM and an mSATA SSD.

As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, Gigabyte has been showcasing the Brix since January, which originally seemed to be based on Intel's NUC design, or Next Unit of Computing.




However, the industry heavyweight will likely soon be offering models equipped with an AMD Kabini processor, specifically E1-2100, E1-2500 or E2-3000 dual-core chips, or a A4-5000 quad-core processor.



Although the AMD-equipped Brix will undoubtedly be priced lower than its Intel counterpart, the 9W-15W chip include Radeon HD graphics cores which should more than capable of rendering HD video playback and light gaming.