Power Consumption & Temperatures

The Gigabyte Brix consumes very little power as its mobile Core i5-3337U pulls just 12 watts at idle, almost 3.5x less than the Pentium G2020, and only 37 watts at full load, nearly 40% less than the G2020.

When left to idle, the Brix operated at just 39 degrees, which isn't bad given how thin its heatsink is and more importantly, how quiet the whole system is. However, its temperature quickly soared to 78 degrees when under load via Prime95.