January 4, 2017 1:01 pm

CES 2017: MSI launches VR-ready gaming PCs

By / Editor-in-Chief, Windows Blog

Ahead of CES, MSI launched a brand-new lineup of gaming devices powered by Windows 10, the latest Intel 7th generation CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 GPUs.

Brand-new VR-ready gaming laptops, gaming motherboards, ultimate gaming graphics cards equipped with TWIN FROZR VI, gaming desktop PCs and Gaming Gear peripherals will bring gamers all over the world the latest and greatest technologies. With Windows 10, these devices have your personal digital assistant, Cortana, built-in, are equipped with the Xbox app and Direct X12 and can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere.

Let’s take a closer look at what MSI announced today:

MSI gaming laptops with performance, resolution and multimedia

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Thanks to the new the Intel 7th generation CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti & GTX1050 gaming graphics cards, the gaps between laptops and desktops are further shortened, delivering the faster and smoother VR experience to all gamers.  All of MSI’s gaming notebooks equipped with the latest NVIDIA PASCAL graphics cards are VR-ready, and Intel 7th generation CPU will be added to all of MSI’s gaming product lines, allowing VR users to run their VR applications even faster and smoother.

MSI also enhances the audio experience with ESS SABRE HiFi technology. Now, MSI GT83VR, GT73VR, GS73VR, GS63VR and GS43VR gaming laptops are ready to support the finest audio quality through SABRE HiFi DAC to your high-end headsets.

Nahimic VR sound enhancement in MSI Gaming

Nahimic VR sound enhancement in MSI Gaming

Now, with Nahimic VR with 7.1 sound provided exclusively on MSI gaming notebooks (on selected models), you can enjoy VR like never before.

The Nahimic 2+, which will be available for all new gaming notebooks announced at CES, will support more features and higher compatibility for VR games. It has refined profile interface and, together with Nahimic VR by Nahimic 2+ technology, will be optimized for HTC VIVE kits in early 2017.

MSI GAMING Motherboards – Personalize your gaming rig with RGB Mystic Light

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The next-generation MSI GAMING motherboards are packed with unique features such as M.2 Shield to protect against thermal throttling on super-fast M.2 SSDs and VR Boost to deliver a smooth VR experience with lower latency and less chance of motion sickness.

The Z270 GAMING M7 gaming motherboard is an incredibly versatile and complete foundation for a high-end gaming system. Features such as Audio Boost 4 PRO, with Nahimic 2, provides gamers the purest sound experience and a competitive edge on the battlefield. All the heatsinks and covers on the Z270 GAMING M7 motherboard feature RGB Mystic Light, which lets you change the colors and effects with a single click of the mouse.

The Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard is sure to offer gamers a true personalized experience with RGB Mystic Light. Using the Gaming App, gamers can easily control the LEDs by smartphone. Mystic Light Sync ensures any additional LEDs on cases, keyboard or other accessories synchronize colors and effects.

The Z270 TOMAHAWK gaming motherboard is built to ensure perfect performance during long gaming sessions with features such as twin Turbo M.2, GAMING LAN and Audio Boost.

Mighty Imposing Gaming Desktop PCs – Aegis, Nightblade and Trident Series

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Unmatched in performance and extraordinary in design, the Aegis Series are at the top of MSI’s gaming desktop line-up. Built on the legacy of the first Nightblade gaming desktop series, the new Nightblades feature both an updated exterior and interior design. The Trident series has made its mark as the world’s smallest VR-ready PC to date. Now upgraded with the new Intel 7th generation CPU, Trident 3 is the pinnacle of small form factor, yet high-performance PC gaming.

MSI GAMING Graphics Card Series

MSI GAMING Graphics Card Series

Core Frozr is the best choice for gamers looking for a complete MSI-style setup with top-notch acoustic performance. For gamers looking to gain more graphics power while staying with their current laptop, MSI GUS (Graphics Upgrade Solution) is the answer to elevate the graphics performance to the highest level. Using a Thunderbolt interface, both latest generation NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards are supported.

Immerse GH70 GAMING Headset, Clutch GM70 GAMING Mouse, Vigor GK80 and GK70 GAMING Keyboards

Recognizing the importance of true detailed Hi-Fi sound reproduction in games, the upcoming Immerse GH70 GAMING Headset features certified Hi-Res drivers with Virtual 7.1 Surround sound and color effects through MSI Mystic Light Sync. The Clutch GM70 GAMING mouse, combined with an incredibly precise 18000 DPI optical sensor and full RGB Mystic Light, can be used both wired and wireless by simply disconnecting the cable on the mouse for ultimate comfort. Finally, two new high-end mechanical gaming keyboards featuring Cherry MX Switches, RGB Mystic Light and a multitude of hotkeys. Standing out from the crowd, Vigor GK80 and GK70 GAMING Keyboards are designed to offer comfort and all the tools a true gamer needs.

Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

MSI continues to push the limits of what’s possible to offer PC gamers. To learn more about today’s news, visit us.msi.com.

*Cortana available in select markets