COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI Vortex G25VR mini PC hinting at September launch window for 8th generation Intel Core i7
The rounder and bulkier Vortex G65VR is being discontinued in favor of the thinner and sleeker Vortex G25VR mini PC. The G25VR is just 2.5 L in volume and appears to be more of a successor to the Trident 3 at first glance due to its towering design and removable stand. Core specifications include:
- Up to 8th Generation Intel Core i7
- Up to GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 GPU
- 2x NVMe M.2 PCIe Gen 3 in RAID 0
- Up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM
- Thunderbolt 3
The most interesting aspect of the G25VR is that it will launch with the next generation Intel CPU succeeding Kaby Lake. MSI tells us that the "7th Gen. Intel Core i7" on the spec sheet is actually a typo, but the manufacturer declined to tell us the exact CPU model as the processor family is likely still under NDA. We do know, however, that the G25VR will be available in August or September and that Intel will likely have major 8th generation Core ix announcements prior to the launch of the MSI mini PC.
Beyond the shrouded CPU, the system can be configured with up to the GTX 1070 and with dual NVMe M.2 SSDs. MSI says that the system will make full use of the standard GTX 1070 instead of the slower Max-Q variant coming to newer gaming notebooks, though it seems that the GPU will be soldered and not upgradeable.
We expect to have more hardware information and specifications for the Vortex G25VR once we move closer to its launch.