MSI Unveils Updated Vortex W25 Desktop Workstation and Mobile Work Stations Packed with Quadro P5200 GPU

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Apr 21, 2018
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MSI, a world leader in computer hardware, continues to innovate its workstation line with the Vortex W25 and updated WT75, WS63 and WE series of mobile workstations. The Vortex W25 is the world’s first 2.5L desktop powered by NVIDIA’s Quadro P5200 GPU.

MSI To Update Vortex Workstations

“The Vortex W25 is one of the smallest and most capable workstations on the market, we first created the chassis for powerful gaming performance with the Vortex G25, but we believe the innovative design will translate easily to those who need desktop-grade power in a small form factor.”

Andy Tung, President of MSI.

Vortex W25

The Vortex W25 is the first 2.5L desktop powered by the NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. In addition to its powerful graphics card, the Vortex also comes equipped with the latest Intel 8th generation processors. The i7s with their six cores of computing power, is up to 30 percent more powerful than the previous generation in multi threaded tasks.  MSI claims the Quadro GPU provides up to 40 percent more performance than its predecessor. These performance upgrades make the Vortex W25 ideal for high-end 3D or VR tasks.

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The Vortex W25 is kept chilly by MSI’s Cooler Boost Titan thermal solution which they promise will provide stability and ensure the best performance. Additionally, MSI is expanding its ISV Certifications in 2018 with the additions of Autodesk Revit, ANSYS, Autodesk Moldflow, and Dassault Catia certifications.

With its small size, the Vortex W25 can be hidden easily in the office. It is VESA Mount supported, allowing the compact PC to be easily attached to the back of monitors to save desk space though we imagine cooling performance would be negatively impacted. It also features a rapid disassembly design for a fast and easy way to remove the top cover without the need for tools. The dual NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3/SATA SSD Combo slots, 2.5″ hard drive and dual DDR4-2400 slots are all easily accessible.

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WE Series With Xeon Processors

The WE series has also been updated with the newest Intel 8th generation processors and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs. Additionally, the WE series will be available with Intel Xeon processors, a truly powerful processor that makes your workstation more durable for long-term use. It also now features a Windows Hello Certified fingerprint lock.

WT75 With Xeon Desktop Processors

The newest WT75 are powered by Intel’s 8th generation Xeon desktop CPU for up to 50 percent better performance and NVIDIA’s Pascal generation of Quadro GPUs for up to 40 percent better performance. In addition to the performance upgrade, the new WT75 gains a Windows Hello Certified fingerprint lock and a smartcard reader. It also uses Intel Authenticate for hardware-enhanced identity protection.

WS63 With Updated 8th Generation CPU

The WS63 is MSI’s laptop aimed at power users looking for a good mixture between performance and portability. With its updated Intel 8th generation processor and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, the new WS63 is up to 40 percent faster in CPU and GPU tasks. Its Cooler Boost Trinity thermal solution has also been redesigned to feature up to 20 percent better airflow than the previous generation.

The updated WS63 also features a Windows Hello Certified fingerprint lock for biometric security like the . In addition to the fingerprint lock, the WS63 features Intel’s vPro technology for enterprise-grade security management.

The Vortex W25 is available now for $1,999 at Newegg. The updated WT75, WS63 and WE series will be available later this summer.

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