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Gigabyte has unveiled new mini PC solutions in China as part of its ITX and DIY PC range featuring AMD’s Ryzen 8000G APUs.

Gigabyte equips AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs to its DIY mini PC range, ITX designs that can be used as a PC, gaming console and HTPC setup

Gigabyte seems tired of traditional mini PC products and has decided to unveil something innovative and more “compact” to help the cause. The Metal Gear Plus ITX Mini PCs aim to squeeze in quality components like AMD’s Ryzen 8000G APUs and give users broader accessibility options rather than making the build immutable by going the full DIY route. There are a lot of interesting features in the Metal Gear Plus ITX, so let’s take a look at them one by one.

Image source: Gigabyte DIY China

Starting with the specs, Gigabyte’s Metal Gear Plus Mini PCs feature extensive options of AMD’s Ryzen 8000G “Hawk Point” APUs, including Ryzen 5 8500G, Ryzen 5 8600G, and the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 8700G. All options offer decent computing and graphics performance via dedicated Radeon iGPUs on board. It’s certainly a step forward in the mass adoption of AMD’s Ryzen 8000 APU series, which is already replacing the Phoenix series in the handheld and mini PC segments.

The PC is equipped with a custom motherboard with two DDR5 memory slots and a heatsink that covers the VRMs. Since there is no cutout for a graphics card due to the limited space in the chassis, the graphics processing is handled by the RDNA 3 iGPUs, which are a great solution for novice gamers and support the latest technologies such as FSR 3, etc .

The Gigabyte Metal Gear Plus Mini PC uses the Gigabyte B650I ITX Ultra motherboard, which has a reduced size, perfect for the computer chassis. Through the motherboard, Gigabyte intended to provide the best performance-to-size ratio and give consumers the ability to quickly replace built-in components, making the DIY experience much better than traditional mini PC options. For memory and storage options, you get an optional 16 GB of XPG’s D300 “LANCER” DDR5 memory, along with 512 GB and 1 TB storage options to ensure expandability.

Cooling is provided by a Jonsbo top-down cooling solution in white color, although these options are only available for the pre-built systems. There are also DIY barebone systems that cost a little less.

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Gigabyte has added AC and DC power connectors to provide external power to the device to save space. The AC to DC connection standards are more common in China. There’s not much to discuss about the look of the Metal Gear Plus ITX chassis as there isn’t much to go on, but the device sports a sleek gray design with an aluminum chassis to complement the build quality. With a capacity of 3 liters, it is perfect for an HTPC or a game console in the living room.

Image source: Gigabyte DIY China

Now for the clincher: Gigabyte Metal Gear Plus Mini ITX PCs are sold at different prices depending on the configuration you choose, with the lowest going for 3999 RMB ($618) and up to 5899 RMB ($909), if you plan to to make the most of everything.

With AM5 on board you should expect such premium prices, and the benefit of this is that you get a future-proof unit that is also self-upgradable. Global availability and pricing haven’t been announced yet, but we’re looking forward to it.

News source: Videocardz

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