MSI's latest desktop gaming PC packs a lot of power without taking up a lot of space.
First announced at Computex Taipei 2017, the company's new Vortex G25 gaming computer features an 8th generation i7 processor based on the new Z370 platform and can come equipped with as powerful as a GTX 1070 graphics card all packed into a slim a 2.5-liter chassis.
The Core i7-8700 processor features six cores for 12-thread computing and MSI says it can be overclocked from 3.2GHz to 4.3GHz. The Vortex also includes MSI's Cooler Boost Titan technology, which consists of dual blade fans with eight heatpipes to ensure proper cooling of the CPU and GPU. It's designed to provide a 30% performance gain over the last generation of processors. Furthermore, the front panel has a power jack to power VR headsets, an HDMI port and two USB 3.0 ports. The computer also utilizes MSI's Nahimic VR software for natively-virtual surround sound.
Despite its smaller form factor, MSI says that the Vortex is also easily upgradeable. It's equipped with pull-ring slotted screws that are deskgned to provide for an easy way to remove the top cover for upgrades. The dual NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 / SATA-SSD Combo slots, 2.5 hard drive, and dual DDR4-2400 slots are all upgradeable.
The MSI Vortex G25 is available at online retailers such as Newegg, Xotic, and others. It will also be available at Amazon in the near future.
The Vortex G25 8RE is available for $1,999 and the Vortex G25 8RD for $1,499.