MSI Ships Vortex, the World’s Smallest Gaming Tower with Astronomical Performance

Lastest Updated: Wed, 16 Mar 2016
MSI’s Vortex and selection of gaming solutions on Display at GDC from March 16th to 18th at Booth #2036

San Francisco, March 16, 2016 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of the Vortex, a VR-ready, high-performance miniature tower that redefines compact gaming desktops.

The world smallest gaming cylinder, the Vortex measures only 10.5 inches tall but can blast away bigger systems with an unlocked Intel Core i7 6700K processor, up to 64GB 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 superior upgradability, expandability, and compatibility with a variety of connectors, including Thunderbolt 3 that supports up to 40GBs of data transfer rate.

Minimal in footprint but maximum in performance, the Vortex features MSI’s 360° Silent Storm Cooling technology to ensure extreme coolness under the most intense gaming sessions.  MSI’s 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 to completely power the system and any peripherals you want to connect.

“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, is 4K ready, delivers lag-free gaming with Killer DoubleShot X3 connectivity, and an immersive multimedia experience with Nahimic Military X Gaming, the first audio technology adopted by the French Army to vividly reproduce audio in their aircraft training simulators.

Perfect as a gaming desktop in the bedroom or as an entertainment station in the living room, MSI’s Vortex can be customized and controlled using the Dragon Center Dashboard and App.  Through the software, users can customize lightning preferences, monitor system performance, launch utilities and apps, fine-tune the system with personalized profiles, and more.

MSI’s Vortex gaming tower will be demoed during GDC from March 16th to 18th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, booth #2036. Other products showcased at the booth will include the GT72S G Tobii with eye-tracking technology running Tom Clancy’s The Division, GT80 Titan and GE62; and the WS60, WS72 4K and WT72 workstations.

The Vortex is now available starting at $2,199.99. For more information about the Vortex or MSI’s complete selection of gaming solutions, visit; .


 Vortex G65 SLI-002  Vortex G65 SLI-011
Processor    Core i7-6700K (4-4.2GHz)
Operation System   Win 10 Multi-language
Chipset    Z170
Graphic    Dual GTX 980 SLI
  16G GDDR5
Dual GTX 960 SLI
Hard Disk Drive    Super RAID 4 256GB SSD (PCIe Gen3X4)
  128GB *2 + 1TB (SATA) 7200 RPM
Memory    32GB (8G*4)
   DDR4 2133MHz
 16GB (8G*2)
 DDR4 2133MHz
LAN / Bluetooth    Dual Killer Gaming Network E2400
USB   Thunderbolt x 2
  USB 3.0 x 4
Dimension (WxDxH)    7.61" x 7.01" x 10.55"
Weight    8.8 lbs.
MSRP    $3,999   $2,199