Powerful PCs are amazing, and powerful laptops can occasionally be even more impressive. But powerful tiny PCs are always great. Usually, your average mini PC will have weak hardware, as they’re mostly geared towards not only being compact, but also consume little power and have simple thermal designs. That doesn’t mean there can’t be more powerful ones. Now, Gigabyte’s newest tiny PC is one to really keep an eye on.
Gigabyte has announced a new entry in the BRIX Extreme lineup of computers, with new models powered by the AMD Ryzen 7035U and Ryzen 7040U ranges of processors by AMD. These new additions maintain a similar form factor to previous Gigabyte entries, while keeping things fresh with the new CPUs. The higher-end model here, the GB-BER7-7840, features the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor, which boasts a more-than-decent eight Zen 4 cores as well as a 12-core integrated GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture. The lowest-end model comes with a AMD Ryzen 3 7335U, while the middle-of-the-road variant has a Ryzen 5 7535U — you really do have a lot to pick from here.
Most of the new BRIX Extreme mini PCs are equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs, as well as an assortment of ports, including HDMI 2.1, mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A, and 2.5 GbE Ethernet. Additionally, Wi-Fi 6E support, as well as Bluetooth 5.2 support, are also here to ensure robust wireless connectivity. Under the hood, these mini PCs also come equipped with two SODIMM slots that are able to fit up to 64GB of RAM. Storage options differ between models, with some featuring space for a 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD, as well as an M.2 2280 slot for a PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD. Others offer only the M.2 slot.
All of this sounds great, but sadly, if you’re looking forward to buying it, you’ll have to wait, as Gigabyte is yet to announce pricing or availability info for these computers. They certainly look great on paper, and they might even earn a spot in our best mini PCs list.