MSI introduces Vortex G65 gaming PC

By Press Release | Updated Mar 28 2016
MSI introduces Vortex G65 gaming PC

The Vortex G65 aims to pack the power of a PC in size of a console

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MSI has launched its new gaming gear, called the Vortex G65. The Vortex G65 is powered by an Intel Core i7-6700K CPU clocked to 4GHz, dual GTX 980M GPUs, 8GB of GDDR5 memory and 2048 CUDA cores, all packed in a mesmerisingly designed compact gaming tower. It is HTC VIVE VR ready and also supports Thunderbolt 3. A 450W Gold Certified PSU Embedded with an efficient and quiet cooling assembly is also included. Already shipping in some parts, MSI Votrex's availability and pricing information for the Indian market is not disclosed yet.

Specification Table

Model Name

Vortex G65 6QF / 6QD SLI


Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro


Intel 6TH Gen Core i7-6700K

Intel 6TH Gen Core i7-6700

Intel 6TH Gen Core i5-6600K




DDR4-2133, 4 slots, up to 64GB




Graphics VRAM


Storage (GB)

1 x 2.5" HDD +up to Super Raid 4 (2 x NVMe M.2 SSDs by PCIe Gen3 X4 in RAID0)


Nahimic Audio Enhancer


2 x Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet and Killer Shield

Wireless LAN

Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (MU-MIMO support)




2 (v1.4)

USB 3.0

4x USB 3.0 Type-A

USB 3.1

2x USB 3.1 Type-C

Thunderbolt 3

Refers to the USB3.1 Type-C port (4K output, 3A output charging)


2 (v1.2)


1/1 plus SPDIF Out x1


Embedded 450W 80 Plus Gold Certification PSU


191.7 x 278.0 x 202.5 mm (W/H/L)

Weight (KG)



6.5 Liter

You can read the full press release below:

Desktop Gaming Redefined! Power of a PC, Size of a Console.

Transform Your Living Room into the Coolest Home Entertainment Center for Gaming    

Taipei, Taiwan – As the No.1 in Gaming brand in the gaming industry, MSI is always ahead of others in meeting users’ needs by introducing the most up-to-date solutions and offering more new gaming features for extreme gamers. Breaking the stereotype of bulky and huge case gamers have towards a gaming tower, MSI introduce gamers today this revolutionary mini gaming tower, the Vortex G65, putting all extreme gaming specifications into a compact 6.5-liter and 27.8cm high chassis.

Revolutionary ID Design: Desktop Gaming Redefined

Spending more than 2 years, MSI conquers “the bigger the more powerful” stereotype of a desktop PC by introducing the Vortex G65. MSI’s research and development team manages to embed F1 level system performance, overclockable CPU and Nvidia SLI graphics, into a compact 6.5-liter, 27.8cm high, metallic silvery grey finish chassis.

Vortex G65 delivers ultimate performance and extreme functions to gamers just as Formula 1 level racing car to the highest class auto racing competition. Like an officially designed racing car, Vortex G65 has taken all circumstances into consideration for its product design. Users hence don’t need to MOD the machine anymore for the Vortex G65 already being the most compact, powerful and the coolest of all current generation desktop PCs.

Desktop Intel Core i7-6700K processor up to 4.6GHz and Nvidia GTX980 SLI Graphics

Vortex G65 6QF SLI is powered by Intel Core i7-6700K, permitting users to overclock and stretch the system from the basic 4GHz up to 4.6GHz. Astonishing visual performance is guaranteed by dual Nvidia GTX980 8GB GDDR5 graphics cards, a 2048 CUDA Cores GPU requiring much less power consumption, and easily reaching P2,1000 on 3DMark 11 under SLI mode.


VR system demands high GPU and CPU performance so that when the extreme performance GPU delivers 7 times the power of what a normal game needs, the CPU is able to catch up the pace and provide stable VR experience.

Equipped with the Intel Core i7-6700K, overclockable up to 4.5 / 4.6GHz, and the Nvidia GTX980 SLI graphics cards, the Vortex G65 can easily fulfill the performance-consuming HTC VIVE VR system. The same theory applies to all VR devices and Vortex G65 is definitely the first choice to enjoy great and sensational VR experience.

Matrix Display Outputting 6 Monitors for Extreme 4K Gaming

Vortex G65’s Matrix Display feature supports up to 6 monitor output all with 4K resolution for true extreme gaming experience. It also supports up to 1x4, 2x2 and 4x1 4K display surround mode. 4K gaming shall become a new standard for a gaming PC. It is certain that 4K surround will be a new standard of the PC gaming platform in 5 years. MSI leaps ahead of all competitors and presents gamers Vortex G65, the best and the smallest gaming tower, to fulfill this future trend right now!

Fast and Stable Internet Experience

Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro consist of two Killer E2400 Gb LAN controller and one Killer Wireless-AC 1535 chipset, granting users unprecedented network speed. MSI Vortex G65 therefore not only connects home Cloud/NAS and external internet environment easily but also delivers smoother online gaming experience. A Vortex G65 is all you need to easily transform your living room into an entertainment center for multimedia enjoyment and extreme gaming.

Revolutionary Cooling for Extreme Performance / Gaming

Vortex G65 applies the latest cooling technology, the Storm Cooling, and a 450W 80 PLUS Gold PSU in the system.

With Strom Cooling technology, 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. The fan noise remains under 37dBA even under heavy loading works or games.

A 450W 80 PLUS Gold PSU Inside

A 450W 80 PLUS Gold power supply unit is embedded to power up the whole system. With this 80 PLUS Gold certified PSU, Vortex G65 supplies powerful and stable current with less noise, less power consumption and lower noise. Furthermore, MSI manages to keep the total machine weight under 4kg, which is even lighter than a 17” top performance gaming notebooks.  

Control Vortex Easily with “Dragon Center” and Mobile App

Dragon Center provides five functions to get a total control of your personal computer : easy access to all apps at once (App Portal), real-time system performance monitor including hardware frequency and temperature (System Monitor), adjust LED effect (LED Wizard), overclock CPU up to 4.5/4.6GHz or boost system performance under controlled temperature and noise (System Tuner), monitor parameters and adjust system profile and LED settings from mobile phone (Mobile Center). Dragon Center empowers users to facilitate tweaking process without occupying system resources.

Expand Beyond Expandable

Vortex G65 is not only ideal for high performance 4K gaming, but also suitable in the living room placing beside your AV system or LCD TV thanks to its more than enough expansion ports. It’s a new standard of 4K gaming and 4K media center in your sweet home.

Other Gaming Features

Super Raid 4 runs dual M.2 PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 SSDs in RAID0, outputting extreme read speeds over 3300MB/s. Nahimic Audio Enhancer brings better sound experience with all your external speakers. Thunderbolt 3 supports up to 40Gbps data transfer rates and dual 4K displays with daisy chain capabilities.

Unlike other gaming towers with a monster size dimension, MSI manages to put all extreme gaming specifications into a compact 6.5-liter, 27.8cm high and metallic silvery grey finish chassis. 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 mini gaming tower, the MSI Vortex G65

MSI Exclusive / World’s First Technologies

Aesthetics in Product Design

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. MSI redefines desktop gaming with this impossibly compact and incredibly powerful brand new product, the MSI Vortex.

Metallic ID Design

Metallic silvery grey finish demonstrating high quality and esthetic ID design.

Extreme Performance

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.

SuperRAID 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!

Thunderbolt™ 3

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.

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 which has higher efficiency of the power transfer rate. The Vortex therefore delivers safer and more stable current and consumes less energy and generates lower noise even when stretching the machine to its limits.

Astonishing Visual Quality

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.

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.

Transform the way you (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.

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.

Exceptional Audio Performance

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.

Excellent Control Interface

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.

Fast and Stable Internet Experience

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.

WTFast – Just Faster than the Rest

WTFast is the Gamers Private Network. It is 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.

l Built just for MMO gamers

l Reduce average ping

l Greatly reduce connection flux, spikes and packet loss

XSplit Gamecaster Version v2.7 – Become A Professional Streamer

MSI offers 1 year premium license of XSplit Gamecaster for free.

Gamers can now get super professional live streams going by blending into the background and record your gameplays and broadcast it live to Twitch, YouTube, UStream and etc.. You may login easily with your social network accounts and 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.



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