Best MSI Vortex G25 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021:

It is a “fixed” PC for players which arrives in our columns today. The MSI Vortex G25 is a computer with solid features and no bigger than a home console.

Presentation

Several things can push the user to buy a ready-made PC rather than a tower: the desire to have a product thought from A to Z by the manufacturer, first of all; space saving, then, and finally ease, because it does not have to worry about the technical aspect.

The Vortex G25, a small PC with solid characteristics, offers a high-end experience from € 1,350. Is it worth spending a little more than a classic tower?

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1. MSI Vortex G25-023US Small Form Factor Gaming Desktop Intel Core i5-8400 GTX1060 16GB DDR4 256GB SATA SSD +1TB

2. MSI Vortex W25 8SL-060 Slim and Powerful Workstation i7-8700 Quadro P4200 8GB GDDR5 32GB RAM 512GB SSD NVME + 1TB

3. MSI Vortex G65 SLI-002 6.5L GAMING TOWER DUAL GTX980 SLI i7-6700K 32GB 256GB SSD + 1TB VR READY FEATURING SILENT STORM COOLING

4. MSI VR Ready Vortex G65VR SLI-091 Compact Powerhouse Gaming Desktop Dual Geforce GTX 1070 [SLI] i7-6700K 32GB 512GB SSD + 1TB Windows 10

Ergonomics

MSI was inspired by game consoles for the design of its new Vortex. Barely larger than a PS4 with dimensions of 329 x 276 x 44 mm, the Vortex has been designed to be placed in a living room as well as in an office. Gaming positioning requires, the PC does not hesitate to do a little too much with its aggressive lines and its many LEDs. But the plastic and aluminum chassis will not shock in a TV cabinet if it is placed alongside the console of Sony or that of Microsoft. Note that a stand is supplied with the PC to put it vertically if necessary.

On the connection side, MSI spoiled the user. Provided with ports both front and rear, the Vortex is equipped with two USB Type-C ports (including a 3.1), four USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI ports, a Mini DisplayPort port , an Ethernet port and two 3.5 mm jack microphone and headphone ports.

It is when put to the test that the MSI Vortex reveals some weaknesses. Under the eye of our thermal camera, the PC exceeds 58 ° C on the grid located on its left side. It is not annoying on a fixed, but avoid placing it against a wall or in a closed place. Such a release of heat foreshadowed a silent computer. However, it goes up to 50 dB after our usual test (one hour under the Metro Last Light benchmark ). An unpleasant noise, reminiscent of an old engine and could disturb the surroundings of the user. A big black dot.

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On the desktop, we noted an average consumption of 29 W and 160 W in game. It is therefore on average with current PCs and does not show itself to be too energy-hungry.

MSI therefore offers the user a large configuration in a mini and well finished chassis. However, this is done at the expense of discretion, the Vortex G25 emitting a really unpleasant noise for the user. A sacrifice necessary to take advantage of this computer which seeks above all to dedicate itself to games. 

Calculation

The MSI Vortex G25 is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8700 processor supported by 16 GB of RAM. In terms of pure power, this is on paper one of the best processors on the market. In practice, this power is impressive.

Unsurprisingly, the Vortex ranks among the most powerful PCs we’ve had to test. After our usual benchmark session (video, photo, audio compression, etc.), it reached the index of 167. It thus exceeds models already recognized for their power, such as the Corsair One or the Zotac Magnus EN1080 which are not not equipped with 8th generation Intel Core processors, unlike this Vortex.

With such a computer, the user therefore has nothing to worry about and will be able to accomplish resource-intensive tasks without asking questions. 

Graphic

In the configuration we are testing here (Vortex G25 8RE), MSI has chosen to place a GeForce GTX 1070 from Nvidia. With such a card, the user can be quiet, since it is capable of running all the big games on the market.

In game, the Vortex G25 from MSI transforms the test: all the big games of our test protocol (graphics in ultra, vertical synchronization disabled) run at minimum 60 fps and in Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 px ). Rise of the Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3 get an average of 60 fps, Assassin’s Creed Origins of 73 fps, and Metro Last Light of 127 fps. The recent Star Wars: Battlefront II , on average, runs at 152 fps. In short, the G25 8RE is a real racing beast that will satisfy the most demanding players.

In graphics power, the MSI Vortex G25 8RE is once again one of the most powerful desktop PCs we have tested. It is placed side by side with the Corsair One, certainly equipped with a GeForce GTX 1080. But also with a less powerful processor (an Intel Core of 7th generation). 

Audio

As far as sound is concerned, the headphone jack fulfills its contract, without shining, by offering a clear sound that shows itself just on all aspects, whether it is crosstalk, dynamics or distortion.

STRONG POINTS

  • Very compact format.
  • Very powerful in all areas.
  • Full connectivity.

WEAK POINTS

  • Emits a deaf and unpleasant noise.

CONCLUSION

The power of a high-end PC in a console chassis: that’s what MSI promises with its Vortex G25. Bet successful, and even beyond, since it is quite simply one of the most powerful stationary PCs which entered our laboratory. A power which is however paid for by the level of noise emitted, which is really annoying when the graphics card is put to the test. An inevitable concession here to enjoy a high-end gaming experience.

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