MSI Rolls Out Tiny Vortex W25 Workstation Desktop With Intel Coffee Lake And NVIDIA Quadro GPU

MSI has unveiled a new workstation computer called the Vortex W25 and it is aimed at professionals out there who need a compact workstation that still has enough performance for complex tasks. The W25 is the world’s first 2.5L desktop computer with an NVIDIA Quadro P5200 GPU. Along with that GPU is the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7 "Coffee Lake" processors.

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The processor used in the machine is a 6-core unit that MSI says is 30% more powerful than the previous generation of CPUs used, combined with the 40% more powerful GPU the Vortex W25 is aimed directly at high-end 3D and VR tasks. The machine is cooled by the MSI Cooler Boost Titan thermal solution that gives more thermal efficiency than the average Quadro DT.

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MSI also has more ISV Certifications for 2018 with Autodesk Revit, ANSYS, Autodesk Moldflow, and Dassault Catia certifications. The small size of the W25 and its integrated VESA mount support allow the machine to be attached to the back of a monitor to reclaim desk space. The PC can also be disassembled easily with no tools needed to remove the top cover.

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Under that cover are dual NVMe M.2 SSD PCIe Gen3/SATA SSD combo slots. The hard drive is a 2.5-inch unit and there are dual SO-DIMM DDR4-2400 slots (up to 64GB supported). The specific Intel processor used isn’t named, but versions of the W25 are offered with Quadro P5200 GPU with 16GB of GDDR5, Quadro P420 with 8GB of RAM, and Quadro P3200 with 6GB of RAM.

WiFi and Bluetooth are integrated along with a quartet of USB Type-A 3.0 ports, a single Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port, a single Type-C USB 3.0 port, dual HDMI 2.0 outputs, Gigabit LAN, and a headphone/mic port. Power for the Quadro P3200 is 230W AC adapter and the other two machines use a 330W AC adapter. All versions run Windows 10 Pro for the OS. The Vortex W25 workstation is available now for $2,049 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg.

MSI has also unveiled updated laptops with the WE series getting 8th generation Core i7 or Xeon processors. There are two versions with the WE73 8SK using a 17.3-inch IPS-level Adobe RGB 100% display with 3840x2160 resolution or a 17.3-inch 1920 x 1080 wide-view display. The chipset in both machines is the CM246/HM370. The difference in the two machines is that the 8SK uses the Quadro P3200 GPU with 6GB of RAM and the 8SJ uses a Quadro P2000 with 4GB of RAM. Both have two RAM slots with up to 32GB supported.

WE63 8SJ and WE63 8SI machines are also available both offering either 15.6-inch 3840x2160 or 1920x1080 resolution screens. Both can have 8th gen Core i7 or Xeon processors. The main difference between the two comes in GPU. The 8SJ has a Quadro P2000 4GB GPU with the 8SI using a Quadro P1000 4GB GPU. Pricing and availability on the notebooks will be announced later this summer.