The Vortex G25 is available in two configurations, with the entry-level system feature a Core i5-8400 processor (six cores, six threads) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 memory. The upgraded model comes equipped with a Core i7-8700 processor (six cores, twelve threads) and a GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory.
16GB of DDR4-2400 memory comes installed on the systems (one DIMM), and there are four total DIMM slots on the motherboard, allowing you to max out at 64GB. On the storage front, MSI equips the Vortex G25 with a 256GB M.2 SATA SSD and a 1TB HDD.
Besides the differences in processors and graphics cards, there are also some I/O changes to note. The Core i5 system comes with GbE LAN, Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, support for USB 3.1 Type-C and standard USB 3.0. The Core i7, on the other hand, adopts Killer DoubleShot Pro with Killer Shield networking and Bluetooth 4.1. It also supports Thunderbolt 3. Given the higher power requirements of the Core i7 system, it comes with a 330W power adapter, while the Core i5 systems makes do with 230W.
Both SKUs include MSI Cooler Boost Titan technology (dual blade fans coupled with eight heatpipes), front panel connections for HDMI and USB 3.0 to power your virtual reality headset, and easy access to inside of the machine for upgrades to memory, and storage