MSI computers have generally been known for a high-quality of performance and build quality. Their gaming rigs are highly sought after but they also make workstation class machines. The MSI WS63 is one such machine and MSI has announced a nice graphics upgrade in the series. The MSI WS63 will now be sporting NVIDIA Quadro P4000 graphics which improves performance and air flow. MSI says the P4000 delivers over 40% better performance and 1.7 times the computing performance of the previous gen card.
MSI claims the WS63 is the best laptop for CAD and 3D modeling work. The P4000 is paired up with 8GB of GDDR5 memory which MSI says will drive realistic VR environments, display complex models and easily handle computational data sets. While MSI has an obvious target audience with this workstation, this could be a beast of a machine for photographers and videographers as well. You can read MSI’s full press release below and hit the link at the end to check out MSI’s offerings across the board.
Full Press Release
MSI Updates its Thin and Powerful WS63 Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Graphics
New workstation features Quadro P4000 for superior mobile performance
City of Industry, Calif. – July 31, 2017 – MSI, a world leader in computer hardware, continues to innovate its workstation line with the announcement of the updated WS63, powered by Quadro P4000 with Max-Q Design. With its smaller design, improved graphics performance and optimized air flow system, MSI redefines portable workstation performance.
Based on NVIDIA Pascal architecture, the Quadro P4000 GPU delivers over 40 percent better visualization performance and 1.7 times the computing performance of the previous generation. The WS63 has the performance and memory capacity required for large models, detailed photo-realistic renderings and compelling VR experience in a thin and light mobile workstation chassis.
The P4000 is paired with 8GB GDDR5 memory to drive realistic VR environments, display complex models and easily handle large computational datasets. The WS63 also features NVIDIA GPU Boost 3.0 which automatically maximizes application performance in real time, while staying within the power and thermal envelope available to the GPU. The P4000 dramatically reduces visual aliasing with up to 64 times full-scene antialiasing, supports 16K texture and render processing and Pascal memory compression, increasing bandwidth by up to 20% by reducing the amount of data fetch from memory for each frame.
In addition to the new GPU, the MSI WS63 still maintains all the best features and performance of the previous WS63 model. The WS63 boasts MSI’s Cooler Boost Trinity design with a 41-blade and 37-blade fan for the GPU, five pipes for optimized thermal designed and a 41-blade fan for the CPU. The Whirlwind blade design increases air pressure by 30 percent, reducing the running heat and resulting in a speedier cooling capacity.
“We are excited to bring NVIDIA’s Quadro P4000 GPU to our newest iteration of the WS63 workstation,” said Andy Tung, President of MSI. “With this upgrade, this line will continue to bring incredible performance to the professional market in a thin and light chassis.”
“We are proud of the continued partnership with MSI bringing to market the WS63VR, powered by the Quadro P4000, as a shining example of the technology of NVIDIA unlocking never before capable workflows for the ever-demanding customer today,” says Bob Pette, NVIDIA VP of Professional Visualization. “We look forward to continuing to drive the professional mobile market together with MSI with not only the new WS63VR but also the entire portfolio powered by NVIDIA Quadro solutions.”
The MSI WS63 features built-in biometrics and high-level security for enterprise-grade security and is certified by Windows Hello. The workstation is also protected by an integrated discrete TPM to provide more security and stability in the commercial market.
The 15.6″ screen on the WS63 is available as either a Full HD or 4K IPS – Level display. True Color Technology brings accurate colors to the screen panel and the WS63’s screen and performance can also be adjusted through MSI’s Dragon Center software
Specs and Features:
- CPU: 7th Gen. Intel Core i7
- Display: 15.6″ 4K eDP IPS-Level / 15.6″ FHD eDP IPS-Level
- Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro P4000 8GB GDDR5 with Max-Q Design
- Chipset: HM175
- Memory: 32GB DDR4 2400MHz
- Storage: 512GB SSD (PCIE Gen3x4) + 2TB HDD / 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB HDD
The MSI WS63 workstation with Quadro P4000 GPU will be available on July 31 at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg starting at $3,099.