Gigabyte is showing off the GB-BXA8G-8890, the gaming model in their Brix compact PC lineup. If you were wondering just how much hardware could be stuffed into the palm of your hand, this is it.
The Brix Gaming is basically a barebones PC that includes a motherboard, an AMD Richland APU (A8-5557M which is a quad core CPU running at 2.1 GHz base and 3.1 GHz turbo), and a discrete Radeon R9 M275X GPU. You will have to add your own SODIMM memory and a hard drive (2.5″ or MSATA supported) to get it up and running.
As for the GPU specs (or even a picture) it’s tough to come across any info besides the basic info that it uses GCN architecture. Update: Gigabyte finally got a media kit to us, and while it still doesn’t give us full specs, it does say that it is based on Venus XTX architecture. Furthermore, a reader politely pointed out that the 8890 in the name may refer to the GPU being a Radeon 8890M. This leads us to the conclusion that the R9 M275X is a rebranded Radeon 8890M. The specs for this GPU are 896 shaders running at 825/900 MHz, with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128 bit bus. So the M275X is significantly faster than the M265X, which gives us yet another reason to be frustrated with AMD’s naming scheme, especially on the mobile side of things.
The closest model I could find info on was the 265X, which features 384 shaders, 24 TMUs and 8 ROPs, and is clocked at 725 MHz. That is good for a compute power spec of 556.8 GFLOPS, and 17.4 gigatexels/s and 5.8 gigapixels/s. It also features 2GB 128-bit of GDDR5 memory, clocked at 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective) which provides a bandwidth of 72 GB/s. So the 275X should be just above that, I would assume.
For more info, check out Gigabyte’s product page.