Gigabyte Brix S GB-BXi5H-5200 NUC PC Review

Gigabyte Brix S GB-BXi5H-5200 NUC PC Review

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is an initiative that Intel started in 2012 aimed to bring the powerful computing experience in a system that fit into the size of your palm. Typical NUC system takes the footprint that is no bigger than a few CD jewel case stacks on top of the each other. Yet, is capable of delivering a great user experience where average user would find it sufficient for day to day tasks.

The Brix is the brand for Gigabyte’s ultra compact NUC system. The current line up from the BRIX S series of ultra compact PC includes three models featuring the 5th generation Intel processor aka Boradwell. Users can select between three different processors: the Core i3-5010U, the Core i5 5200U, or the Core i7 5500U. All three models are dual-core, ultra low voltage processor with 15W TDP. They all supports hyperthreading but the Core i5 and i7 supports Turbo while the i3 does not. Otherwise, the difference lies on the clockspeed of the processor where the i3 is clocked at 2.1GHz, while the i5 is clocked at 100MHz higher but is capable of running the turbo up to 2.7GHz. The i7 model gives us 200MHz clockspeed bump over the i3 model with the ability to Turbo up to 3GHz… at Bjorn3D

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