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1st VR Ready, MSI Launches Its Way to VR Gaming Stardom
Top-flight MSI GAMING and HTC VIVE primed to render a convincing VR world at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016

Type: MSI News
Latest Update: Fri, 27 May 2016
[Taipei, Taiwan] 2016 is supposed to be the "year of VR" and, with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive both coming this year, it really is. MSI, the world leading gaming brand, is primed to wow COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 visitors with a variety of top-rated, VR-ready PC hardware that either receives NVIDIA’s seal of approval or has been tested with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to ensure the most immersive VR experience imaginable. "

"MSI keeps seriously pushing the limits of PC gaming with the latest in VR technology,” says Eric Kuo, MSI Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing. “The results are VR-ready products that immerse us in digital worlds and enable us to experience gaming at its most intense."


Cross the Bridge into the VR Space with MSI!
The most conspicuous among MSI’s VR-ready lineup are super high-end GT83/GT73 Titan SLI laptops, COMPUTEX d&i awards 2016 winner Vortex gaming desktop and Aegis Series gaming desktop that pack insane graphics capabilities to excellently handle VR games from Steam, the Oculus Store and more. The world’s first gaming laptop brand to integrate 120Hz displays, MSI unveils the GT73 Titan SLI laptop for gaming with ultra-smooth 120 fps. Other highlights include VR-capable components with stunning graphical power, such as X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON and X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM motherboards as well as GTX 1080 Founders Edition and the latest NVIDIA® Series graphics cards. Plus, a standout in the lineup, MSI WT72 is the world’s first NVIDIA® VR Ready professional mobile workstation that can blaze through the most demanding design tasks.

1st VR Ready and the biggest VR showcase presenter at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016, MSI will be showing off some of the most fun VR experiences made possible by HTC Vive, MSI VR-ready hardware and the content providers. Awesome MSI VR-optimized rigs are all set to immerse visitors into a fascinating world of VR thrills, including The Lab, theBlu, MSI Electric City, Autodesk Stingray VR demo and more. Come visit us at Booth M0810. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience riveting VR that will instantly blow you away!

The following is a glimpse into some of MSI’s VR-optimized products. See all MSI VR-ready products on http://vr.msi.com/index_VR_products.html.


Laptop
MSI GT83/GT73 Titan SLI, Designed with VR in Mind

Ready for VR, MSI GT83 Titan SLI and GT73 Titan SLI gaming laptops come equipped with more than enough horsepower to meet the steep demands of VR gaming.

The GT83 Titan SLI has an enhanced Cherry MX mechanical keyboard with multi-color backlighting by SteelSeries. Supporting high-end GTX980 SLI graphics, it is ready to power all VR gears on the market. Better yet, MSI Matrix Display technology supports Surround View Mode, 4K output and up to 3 external displays, delivering an immersive, true-to-life gaming experience.
The lightest mobile SLI platform, MSI GT73 Titan SLI supports dual GTX 980M SLI graphics, faster than a single GTX 980 graphics chip. The world’s first gaming laptop to integrate a 120Hz lPS level panel, MSI GT73 Titan SLI promises up to 120 individual picture frames per second. Combined with the incredibly fast 5ms response time, this laptop delivers buttery smooth motion and razor-sharp visual output, giving gamers the advantage of a complete victory. Remarkable graphical power makes the GT73 Titan SLI a powerful VR gaming laptop as well as an awesome machine to play games at 4K settings under 3-monitor Surround View Mode.


MSI WT72, World's 1st NVIDIA® VR Ready Workstation
MSI WT72 6QN Mobile Workstation is the first VR-optimized workstation for professional design applications. With powerful GPU optimized by ISVs, the WT72 supports VR technology that reduces time needed for building physical prototypes and streamlines the development/communication process.










Desktop
Experience Greater Mobility in Virtual Reality with MSI Backpack PC

MSI unveils a breathtaking Backpack PC powered by high-end Intel® Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® extreme level GTX980 graphics card. Free from the restraint of a fixed VR platform, users get to move around and enjoy VR with big movements and total immersion. No more worries about accidently unplugging the wires between the VR device and the platform. MSI Backpack PC renders greater mobility and freedom for VR gaming.


MSI Vortex, VR-ready Mini Desktop with Impressive Dual GeForce GTX 980s
Potent yet small, the VR-ready MSI Vortex is only about 6.5L and comes packed with a desktop Intel® processor, dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 SLI graphics for incredibly smooth VR experiences, and a 360° Silent Storm Cooling design for superior performance under the most intense gaming sessions.


Aegis Series Gaming Desktops, the Power You Need to Join the VR Gaming Revolution
The latest addition to MSI's new Aegis Series gaming desktops, the Aegis X packs a powerful unlocked Intel® Core™ K-series Processor and exclusive overclocking capabilities into a breathtaking 19.6L case.
Featuring the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 GPU, the Aegis X can easily handle any graphically intense games as well as the upcoming Virtual Reality games. A special HDMI connector for VR is equipped on the front of the case for easy, quick connection and access of the VR device. Built to be the ultimate defense and attack platform, the Aegis X is designed with a host of gaming features, including Military Class materials, Super RAID 4, Killer LAN, exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 2 technology and more.



Motherboard
MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, Invincible King of VR-ready Motherboards

Featuring the patented Turbo Socket, MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON motherboard removes all limits by providing extra pins for better overlocking of the Intel® extreme processors. DDR4 Boost with Steel Armor design also enhances memory performance and stability. Integrating Killer™ DoubleShot-X3 Pro networking and supporting 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI & AMD® CrossFire to maximize the graphical power, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON is the invincible king of VR-ready motherboards.


MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM, the Overclocking and VR Gaming Champion
Designed with Titanium strengthened PCB and Military Class 5 components, MSI X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM not only means extreme performance but also stands for outstanding reliability and neat appearance. With excellent OC capabilities, the latest U.2 32Gb/s fast storage, USB 3.1 Gen 2 A+C, 4-Way NVIDIA® SLI & AMD® CrossFire technology, whole I/O and Audio cover and more, the X99A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM is all geared up to provide the best OC performance and breathtaking VR experiences.



Graphics Card
MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition, the Ultimate Graphics for Virtual Reality

MSI is pleased to announce that GeForce® GTX 1080 Founders Edition graphics card will be available in its COMPUTEX demo lineup. With seriously heavy-duty graphics firepower to hit the requisite 90 frames per second, along with new features like SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-PROJECTION and new VRWORKS, this model is the top choice for ultimate VR experience.




COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2016 Info
Date: Tue. May 31 ~ Sat. June 4, 2016
Venue: 4th Floor, Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall
Booth: M0810


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