MSI has decided to make its own version of the Mac Pro, called the Vortex, that has a more gaming-esque design packed with more game-capable hardware (think of a pair of GTX 980). No doubt the Mac Pro is a very capable PC, but when it comes to gaming, the dual-Radeon graphic cards can only do so much.
MSI’s Vortex will be running on Intel’s latest 6th generation i7-6700K processor with two GTX 980 cards, all kept in a petite 6.5L capacity chassis. How is this possible? Simple. MSI entirely stripped down the two GTX 980s to its most minimalist form. Also, giving these graphics card the power they need is a 450W power supply unit, but is that enough? Each GTX 980 requires 165 Watts while the i7-6700K processor needs 95 Watts, which is cutting it a little close to the power requirements.
To manage heat, MSI has come up with a three chamber design for the Vortex called the “Silent Storm” cooling system. How it works is that there is a large fan at the top of the case that will draw and transfer all the hot air out of the top of the PC. On top of that, cool air can be sucked in from the bottom of the Vortex as it has a slight elevation.
MSI wasn’t ready to show what’s on the inside of the Vortex, but here’s a video that shows a glimpse of what’s within:
The MSI Vortex will be available later this year with a price tag somewhere around USD$4,000 (roughly RM17,500). MSI has also mentioned that it will also be offering a dual GTX960 variant, and it starts from about USD$2,000 (approximate RM8,750).
(Source: PC Gamer)