SAN FRANCISCO — MSI Computer Corp (us.msi.com), which manufacturers computer hardware products and solutions, has released Vortex, a VR-ready, high-performance miniature tower. Positioned as “the world’s smallest gaming cylinder,” the Vortex measures just 10.5 inches tall.
Vortex features an unlocked Intel Core i7 6700K processor, up to 64GBs of DDR4 memory, SSDs in Super RAID 4, and dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPUs in SLI. MSI’s newest tower is also engineered for upgradability, expandability, and compatibility with a variety of connectors, including Thunderbolt 3 that supports up to 40GBs of data transfer rate.
The Vortex features MSI’s 360-degree Silent Storm Cooling technology to ensure extreme coolness under the most intense gaming sessions. The cooling system creates a vortex-shaped wind path by capturing heat from the bottom of the unit and circulating it upwards, resulting in superior thermals and acoustics. The 450W 80 plus Gold power supply is also built into the Vortex to minimize space.
“The revolutionary Vortex gaming tower shatters the misconception that bigger systems deliver more power and performance,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “The groundbreaking system maximizes space and heat dissipation to unlock the power of its components for truly astronomical performance in a subwoofer size.”
MSI’s Vortex can simultaneously support up to six video outputs for intense multi-tasking and multi-screen experiences. It’s also 4K ready and delivers lag-free gaming with Killer DoubleShot X3 connectivity, and an immersive multimedia experience with Nahimic Military X Gaming. The system can also be customized and controlled using the Dragon Center Dashboard and App.
Pricing for the Vortex starts at $2,199.99.