Taipei, Taiwan (17 January 2014) – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce the GIGABYTE BRIX Pro was awarded the prestigious Tom’s Hardware Best of CES 2014 award.
Taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 7th – 10th, CES 2014 was the largest show in history with over 150,000 attendees and more than 3,200 exhibitors. With thousands of products being introduced, the BRIX Pro caught the attention of the editors of Tom’s Hardware, who named it as one of 12 of the “most exciting products from CES 2014”. http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/648-10-best-of-ces-2014-award.html
In addition to being named Best of CES 2014 award, the BRIX Pro was also featured during Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s CES keynote address http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/events/intel-ces-keynote.html. Introduced on stage with the help of Valve Chief Executive Officer Gabe Newell, the BRIX Pro was unveiled as an official Steam Machine™. Bundled with an innovative Steam Controller and powered by the SteamOS, a custom OS build atop Linux, the BRIX Pro Steam Machine™ will help to drive small form factor PC gaming in the living room while connected to large screen televisions. Demonstrating the power of the new Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics core, the BRIX pro device was demoed live running Steam’s latest game, Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2).
GIGABYTE BRIX Pro – Highly Compact, Highly Potent
The BRIX Pro takes the signature compact design philosophy of the GIGABYTE BRIX series, adding a high-performance Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor featuring Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200. As well as a featuring a true high-performance processor that is ideally suited to CPU-intensive applications like image design and video editing, the superior graphics performance of the BRIX Pro means it’s also great for 3D gaming.
Available in black and red, with a choice Intel® Core™ i7 4770R or Core™ i5 4570R processors respectively, the BRIX Pro is a DIY PC kit, shipping with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, plus power adapter and cable.
The BRIX Pro gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory sizes, with two SO-DIMM DDR3L slots plus support for both mSATA SSD and standard 2.5” SSD installation.
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