With a price tag of $5,499 for the entry configuration of the MSI WT72, this is probably not the mobile workstation most users will have on their shopping list, but the specifications are, no doubt, fantastic.
Designed for maximum performance, MSI’s WT72 is powered by Nvidia’s Quadro M5500 GPU, Intel’s 6th generation Core-i7 and Xeon processors, and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. The latest in professional graphics design technology, the Quadro M5500 is the world’s fastest mobile GPU, delivering up to 35% performance increase over previous models, with 2,048 cores for optimum speed and power.
“The WT72 with NVIDIA’s M5500 Quadro GPU is the world’s first VR Ready mobile workstation and can blaze through the most demanding tasks,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “Nvidia powers our workstations, from the ultra-powerful WT72 to the super lightweight WS72 and WS62, and we are delighted to partner with them to drive the VR revolution into a new dimension.”
Presented at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, which ends today at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, the MSI WT72 armed with the Quadro M5500 GPU comes with a variety of exclusive Nvidia technologies to maximize the VR experience, including VRWorks, which includes an innovative rendering technology for VR content called Multi-res Shading, and Content Priority. The WT72 is Autodesk VRED certified and compatible with existing VR systems, including Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
“The NVIDIA VR Ready MSI mobile workstation will help virtual reality become a natural part of our daily lives by making the creation and enjoyment of VR content easy,” states Bob Pette, vice president of professional visualization, Nvidia. “MSI has a solid reputation for delivering outstanding machines, and the WT72 is no exception.”
“The HTC Vive vision is to deliver the most immersive VR experience in the world by putting the customer at the center of the experience, with the content all around them and the ability to move and interact with their virtual world, said Dan O’Brien, Vice President VR at HTC. We are proud to partner with MSI and NVIDIA and to see the unveiling of the first mobile VR workstation.”
To enhance the multimedia and user experience, MSI equipped the WT72 with audiophile-grade Dynaudio speakers featuring Nahimic Audio enhancer, True Color Technology screens with Adobe RGB certification for wide viewing angles and the most accurate visuals, and the new SteelSeries backlit keyboard with Silver-Lining Print to eliminate eye strain. The WT72 also comes with Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3.1 connectors, and features a dual fan design for efficient heat dissipation.