Gigabyte BRIX i7-5500

New Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi7-5500 is the only nettop available now on Ukrainian market with Intel Core i7 CPU. Intel NUC 5i7RYH still not there. Therefore, I decide to get Gigabyte BRIX i7-5500 and among other compare it to my old Intel NUC D54250

Box

GB-BXi7-5500 BOX

Device

It is actually very similar to Intel NUC.
GB-BXi7-5500 front
GB-BXi7-5500 back

Inside

With RAM and HDD installed device looks like:
Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi7-5500 inside
Another Side.
GB-BXi7-5500 CMOS battery

SSD Speed

Samsung SSD 840EVO mSATA 1TB
Samsung SSD 840EVO mSATA 1 TB CrystalDiskMark 3

Windows 7 Performance

Windows7performance_BRIX_i7

BRIX i7-5500 vs NUC i5-4250

Intel NUC i5 and Gigabyte BRIX i7

BRIX i7-5500U NUC i5-4250U
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Motherboard Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi7-5500 INTEL NUC D54250WYK
CPU Intel Core i7-5500U @ 2.40 GHz Intel Core i5-4250U @ 1.90 GHz
CPU features 2 core, L1:64KB, L2:512MB, L3:4MB 2 core, L1:64KB, L2:512KB, L3:3MB
Memory 16 GB DDR3 1866 16 GB DDR3 1600
HDD 1 TB mSATA SSD 480 GB mSATA SSD
Graphic Card Intel HD Graphics 5500 up to 2 GB Intel HD Graphics 5000 up to 1 GB
Wireless Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260
BRIX NUC
Passmark PT 8.0 2535 2307
Geekbench 3 6100 4441
PCMark 8 2720 2403
3DMark 11 CG 5850 5173
3DMark Vintage 5837 5405
3DMark 06 8979 6170

Intel NUC i5 and Gigabyte BRIX i7 connectors

Known issues

AMIBIOS: If set UEFI Video and Windows 7 OS computer will no longer boot OS and also give no access to BIOS.
BIOS_CSM
To fix that BIOS settings reset may be done by unplug battery.
CMOS_Battery_Gigabyte_BRIX

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