MSI’s Vortex is a powerful compact gaming PC designed to fit anywhere. Potent yet small, the Vortex is only about 6.5L and comes packed with power utilizing a desktop Intel processor, dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 SLI graphics for blistering fast performance, and a 360° Silent Storm Cooling design for superior performance under the most intense gaming sessions. It will also support multiple 4K video outputs simultaneously for intense multi-tasking and allow for expandability with an easy-to-upgrade design for DIY users.
Latest 6th Generation Intel ® Core™ i7 Processors
The new 6th generation Intel processors require lower power consumption but deliver better performance than before. MSI Vortex offers desktop CPU specification and performance all in a compact 6.5-liter chassis.
The Cinebench performance of Intel Core i7-6700K is almost 22% higher and i7-6700 is around 12% better than that of i7-4820K. Power and size of a personal computer are no longer two conflict characteristics. MSI redefines desktop gaming with this impossibly compact and incredibly powerful brand new product, the MSI Vortex.
*This specification may vary by model.
Eays Overclocking With MSI SHIFT Technology
• Sport: Overclocks CPU core clock from 4.0GHz over 4.6GHz to push the system to extreme. *This function can only be activated by models with Intel Core i7 K processors.
• Comfort: Maximizes power consumption of both CPU and GPU to leverage full performance of both while maintaining system temperature.
• Green: Modifies power consumption of both CPU and GPU to the lowest while maintaining coolest constant system temperature for both.
Super RAID 4 Storage: Load Games in Seconds
Get in the game before everyone else with Super RAID 4, MSI’s fastest RAID 0 storage configuration. Combining dual PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 SSD’s utilizing NVMe technology, harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds over 3300MB/s. Load games works in seconds!
*This feature is only available on Vortex series, S versions of the GT Series using 6th Generation Intel™ Core® processors.
The latest and fastest interface Thunderbolt™ 3, supports up to 40Gbps data rate, supporting dual 4K displays with daisy chain capabilities. Support USB3.1 ultra speed devices, and up to 5V and 3A current output for charging.
• Higher Speed: Data transfer speed up to 40Gbps.
• More Pixels: Dual 4K LCD output.
• Portable Power: Charging higher-power devices with 5V @ 3A.
60Hz display with single Thunderbolt™ 3. Enjoy your game with double the sensation.
Latest architecture DDR4-2133 Memory Support
Get the best possible performance out of your notebook with support of the advanced DDR4-2133 memory, achieving over 29GB/s in reading speed and 32GB/s in writing. With over 30% faster performance than previous generations DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133 is the new laptop standard to take your extreme gaming experience to the next level.
Storm Cooling: Revolutionary Cooling for Extreme Gaming
A revolutionary concept needs a radical design. With the Vortex we pushed the limits of power in a system with minimal footprint, leading to an unique approach to the cooling design. A single large fan draws in cool air from the bottom and dissipates heat through the vents at the top, creating a cyclone of airflow throughout the Vortex for a super efficient and whisper quiet cooling design that’ll keep your game going for hours without a hiccup to stability.
450W Gold Certified PSU Embedded
MSI Vortex is embedded with a 450W 80 Plus Gold PSU. The power supply unit provides safer and more stable current and consumes less energy and generates lower noise even when stretching the machine to its limits.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX980 / GTX960 Graphics SLI : Unleash the Unstoppable Power
MSI Vortex applies Nvidia SLI technology and harnesses the gaming power from double Nvidia GeForce GTX980/GTX960 graphics cards. The powerful yet compact MSI Vortex grants gamers with unstoppable force to dominate the gaming world. 3DMark 11 performance of Nvidia GTX980 SLI on MSI Vortex scores up to P21,000 and performance of Nvidia GTX960 SLI scores up to P16,068. All your gaming moves shall be smooth and professional even under extreme settings.
Transform the Way You Like (3-Monitor Surround Mode or 6-Monitor Matrix Display)
Expand the vision for extreme gaming experience. Embrace immersive gaming experience by expanding your gaming real estate across 3 external displays in full HD with the Surround View Mode on MSI Vortex. When playing games under surround mode with MSI Vortex, users may connect one extra monitor on which different task can be performed. MSI Vortex's matrix display technology supports up to 6 external display output which allows users to perform and monitor different tasks on different screens. Moreover, connect MSI Vortex to HDTV display, Matrix Display supports 4K output with a resolution up to 3840 x 2160. MSI Matrix Display technology creates an ideal environment for extreme gaming experience and pleasant multimedia entertainment.
Ready For The Future
The era of VR gaming is near and the Vortex is ready for it. With more than enough power and hardware to enter the realm of virtual gaming, get ready to play the future in an immersive experience unlikely anything you’ve seen.
*For GTX980 SLI only
Epic Entertainment Center
Enjoy a complete living room experience with the Vortex. Unlike consoles, the Vortex can take full advantage of the big screen like stream HD videos, watch your favorite Twitch streams, or tac on your peripherals and enable Steam’s Big Picture mode to play your favorite PC games in 4K.
Revolutionary Design: Desktop Gaming Redefined
Unlike all other desktop computers with a monster size dimension, MSI manages to put all extreme gaming specifications into a compact 6.5-liter and 27.8cm high chassis. Power and size of a personal computer are no longer two conflict characteristics. Moreover, the metallic silvery grey finish demonstrates high quality and esthetic ID design of this revolutionary product. MSI redefines desktop gaming with this impossibly compact and incredibly powerful brand new product, the MSI Vortex.
Nahimic Virtual Surround Sound: Military Technology, the Next Gaming Standard
Originally developed for military fighter jets, Nahimic specializes in 3D sound software processing and audio improvements offering virtual 7.1 sound in immersive high definition. Designed to work with standard audio and stereo equipment, Nahimic transports gamers into the action, allowing them to sense every footstep, hear every bullet whizzing past, and feel every explosion. It also features a high definition audio recorder to easily capture and stream studio quality sound and is only available on MSI gaming laptops.
• Virtual Surround: Highly immersive 7.1 virtualization Brings an ultra realistic 360°Sound stage.
• Bass boost: Powerful and deep bass Emphasizes the sub frequencies of expiosion shockwaves and brings vibrancyto the gaming soundtracks
• Frequency Leveler: Because each sound can be decisive Raises up the highest frequencies in order to highlight all the important tiny details (footsteps, gunshot whistles…).
• Noise gate & Noise reduction: Removes 90% of the noise Removes the noise from your communications. The result is a crystal clear in-game voice com in any situation.
*Available on select models.
Expand Beyond Expandable
We went all out with our ports to give you the freedom to connect everything and anything you need to get your battle station fully equipped. Multiple USB 3.1 ports allow you to connect all your gaming peripherals and devices. A total of 6 display ports (HDMI, Thunderbolt 3 and mini-Display) can turn your room into a command center while supporting 4K displays. Dual Killer Networking Gigabit ports can double the speed and stability or connect to multiple networks.
Dragon Center provides six functions to get a total control of your personal computer : easy access to all apps at once (App Portal), real-time system performance monitor (System Monitor), adjust LED effect (LED Wizard), parameter adjustments in true color profiles / LED / CPU - SHIFT or CPU overclocking in just one click (System Tuner), monitor parameters and adjust system profile and LED settings from mobile phone (Mobile Center) and quick problem solve center (Tool & Help). Dragon Center empowers users to facilitate tweaking process without occupying system resources.
• Monitor system status, temperature and related parameters.
• Visualize key system information so that it’s clear at a glance.
• Mini mode, display system information on a small size window.
• Adjust LED effect, color and brightness easily.
• Configure LED settings for specific scenario.
• LED settings can be switched and adjusted by Dragon Dashboard App.
• Personalize PC environment.
• Implement CPU OC in one click.
• Choose a profile (eg. gaming, silent) and configure settings (apps, LED, Shift mode, Fan speed) that best suits the circumstances according to your desires and quickly apply the profile with hotkey.
• Corresponding profile is automatically applied when applications set under the profile is activated.
• Show the system parameters on your mobile devices.
• Instantly launch or transfer the system profile.
• Remotely adjust LED lighting.
Tool and Help
• Find all support, product information, useful system backup tools and access to MSI website easily.
• Integrate Apps into one portal.
• Classify Apps by category.
• All .exe files can be added.
Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro
Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro consist of two Killer E2400 Gb LAN controller and one Killer Wireless-AC 1535 chipset, granting users unprecedented network speed up to 2,867Gbps throughput. For gamers, what's best about Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro is that it automatically categorizes gaming and voice traffic as data with higher priority and sends them over the fastest interface. Best networking experience is therefore guaranteed. Killer Wireless-AC 1535 supports Muti-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), permitting multiple simultaneous connections. Moreover, Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro automatically chooses the fastest (lower latency) network connection and intelligently sends higher priority traffic over that interface. Users may also select programs you want your network to prioritize to ensure maximum bandwidth and track your speeds with the easy-to-use Killer Networking Manager.
Killer Shield: Smoother Gameplay
One more protection for smoother uploads and download processes. Less pin rate floating reassures more fluent gameplays.
Xsplit Gamecaster Version 2: Show off Your Skills to the World
Get super professional live streams going by blending into the background with the Chroma Key function introduced in Xsplit Gamecaster Version 2. Record your gameplays and broadcast it live to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and etc.. You may also edit gameplay videos directly on this app. It’s simple, easy to use and ideal for sharing your gameplay with friends, family or the world - or for capturing those perfect gaming moments, just for the heck of it. What’s more exciting is that MSI extends premium license from 6 to 12 months. Now you get to explore and enjoy becoming a true professional streamer for a whole year for FREE.
• Streaming: Use XSplit Gamecaster to stream all of your gaming activities
• Webcam & chroma key: Add a webcam and show your game face
• Share your broadcast: Share your broadcast and conquer the world
• Realtime notes: Draw attention whilst casting with in-game annotations
• Record & upload: Organize and upload your greatest gaming moments
• TriDef SmartCam Integration: Revolutionary background removal without the need of a green screen.
• Adaptive Bitrate Technology: Automatically adjusts your bitrate to minimize connection drops so you can enjoy uninterrupted streaming.
WTFast is the Gamers Private Network ; like a global automated army of IT specialists all working together to optimize your game connection from end to end. WTFast reports rich connection stats for your online game, so you can see exactly what is happening with your game connection.
• Built just for MMO gamers.
• Reduce average ping.
• Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss.
• Windows 10.
• Latest 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ i7 processor 6700K.
• NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 980 graphics, SLI.
• 6.5-liter and 27.8cm High Chassis, Desktop Gaming Redefined.
• Exclusive Super RAID 4 (Dual NVMe M.2 SSDs by PCIe Gen3 X4 in RAID 0) (optional).
• Thunderbolt™ 3 supporting 40Gbps ultra speed data transfer rate, dual 4K monitor output, and portable charging power up to 5V/3A.
• USB Type-C reversible plug.
• Exclusive Storm Cooling Technology creating rotating column airflow, ensuring ultra cooling efficiency.
• Nahimic Sound Technology delivering 360° immersive audio experience.
• Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro (2x Killer Gb LAN + Killer 802.11 a/c WiFi) granting unprecedented network speed up to 2,867Gbps throughput.
• 2 x Killer E2400 Gigabit LAN Controller with Advanced Stream Detect 2.0.
• Killer Wireless-AC 1535 supporting Muti-User MIMO (MU-MIMO).
• Killer Shield reducing pin rate floating and ensures smoother gameplay.
• Xsplit Gamcaster free premium license for 1 year.
• Matrix Display supporting 6 external monitors and surround mode up to external 3 monitors.
• 450W 80 Plus Gold Certification PSU embedded.
• Metallic Silvery Grey Finish.
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