MSI launches lean, mean gaming machine, Nightblade MI A Small And Powerful Gaming Rig

MSI launches lean, mean gaming machine, Nightblade MI 

A Small And Powerful Gaming Rig

As the leading gaming hardware brand, MSI is excited to launch a new, small and powerful gaming desktop PC: the MSI Nightblade MI. With a volume of only 10 liters, it’s even smaller than its predecessor, the MSI Nightblade Z97/B85. Despite its nifty dimensions, the Nightblade MI houses a full sized MSI GeForce GTX 960 graphics card. Coupled with Intel® Core™ technology and smart cooling solutions, the MSI Nightblade MI is an excellent choice for gaming enthusiasts around the world.

With a full sized graphics card, the Nightblade MI brings grand graphics for grand gamers in a small case. With a performance increase of 15% while using 41% less power compared to the previous generation, the GTX 960 provides plenty of FPS while playing games in Full HD and in high settings.

To top it off, the Nightblade MI comes equipped with Intel® Core™ technology, the latest Nahimic Sound Technology, Super speed transmission, GAMING LAN and much more.

Last but not least, the MSI Nightblade MI is equipped with the recently released Windows 10 operating system, which comes along with DirectX 12, featuring huge benefits for gamers such as faster boot-up times and cross-platform gaming.

The MSI Nightblade MI is a complete and ready-to-go gaming system and will be available worldwide from the first week of August.

The lean, mean, gaming machine

Forged with passion for gaming, the MSI Nightblade MI is made for those who crave for an immersive gaming experience. With sufficient storage, proficient cooling and blistering graphics performance. Nightblade MI has all the components of a full-size desktop PC, all packed into a small and compact case of only 10 liters. With all this power under the hood, the MSI Nightblade MI will deliver top notch gaming experiences.

Grand Graphics for Grand Gamers

The MSI Nightblade MI may be a small system, but it still delivers powerful graphics performance. The compact case is future proof, as it has enough space for a full size graphics card to bring all the power that real gamers need. Gamers can enjoy all the gorgeous graphics of their favorite games in high settings.

Silent Storm Cooling

Featuring a highly efficient thermal design, the MSI Nightblade MI has two separated chambers that individually take care of the cooling of the different components within. This unique ‘Silent Storm Cooling’ design uses a firm heat pipe and sealed fin heatsink to ensure that the system’s temperature stays perfectly cool and silent during gaming sessions, with a decrease of 9º in temperature and 8db noise reduction.

Easy access to upgradable components

For gamers who always want to get the best out of their system, the components of the Nightblade MI are easily accessible and ready to be upgraded at any time. Whether the user wants to expand storage, switch to another CPU or upgrade the graphics card, he can always keep the MSI Nightblade MI gaming rig up to date with the latest hardware.

Supporting DirectX 12

The MSI Nightblade MI is the first true gaming systems that fully supports Windows 10. This means that it will take full advantage of the new DirectX 12 to take your gaming experience to the next level. You will get more FPS and smoother gameplay through CPU and GPU tweaks with DirectX 12.

Hear beyond the limits

The Nightblade MI is packed with Nahimic Sound Technology to boost the audio performance. Get immersed with high definition virtual 7.1 sound using advanced sound enhancement effects and unique features for gamers. Visit the Nahimic Sound website for more information:

Nightblade MI specifications

Processor Intel® 4th gen Core™ i7 processor
Operating System Windows 10
Chipset Intel® B85
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 960 2GB GDDR5
Memory Max 16GB dual slots DDR3 Long-DIMM
Storage 2x 3.5″ HDD, 1x 2.5″ SSD/HDD
Communication 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Wireless Combo
Optical Device Slim tray Super Multi DVD
Power Supply 350W Bronze
Dimensions 127.6 x 234.8 x 340.6 mm (10L)
Connectivity Side: 2x USB 3.0, Earphone/Microphone jack
Rear: 7 in 1 audio jack, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1x RJ45 LAN, 1x HDMI out, 1x Display out, 1x P/S 2



As a world leading gaming brand, MSI’s aim is to become the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. For more product information, please go to

About MSI

As a technology pioneer, MSI takes customer satisfaction as the momentum and the pioneering R&D staff as the root to market its global presence over 120 countries. A complete line-up of notebook PCs, All-in-One PCs, motherboards, graphics cards, desktops, servers, IPCs, robotic appliances and vehicle electronics demonstrate MSI’s strengths and endeavors in consumer and commercial markets. With the brand slogan of “Innovation with Style,” MSI spares no effort in the pursuit of excellent quality, user-friendly design and exquisite fashion products. MSI’s core values “Innovation” and “Style” have made it the leading brand beyond customer expectations. For more product information, please go to

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