MSI recently announced the arrival of the Infinite X in the U.S., but it didn’t offer many details about the range of configurations we’d be seeing stateside. The Infinite X was assured to feature an Intel Core i7-8700K, but memory, storage, and graphics options were left open-ended. Now MSI has full specifications and pricing of the U.S. versions of the Infinite X desktop PC.
The Infinite X VR8RD-007US and VR8RF-008US both have identical base feature sets (processor, Z370 chipset, 16GB of dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory), but the storage and graphics configurations are vastly different. The VR8RD features a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card with a 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and 2TB 7,200RPM HDD. The VR8RF sports a GTX 1080 Ti and a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, but the secondary storage (the 2TB HDD) is the same in both models.
MSI set its U.S. models apart by two definitive factors: the graphics card and SSD capacity. It may be disappointing to some that there is no GTX 1080 model available, and the lack of such an option leaves a large gap in the performance and pricing between the company's two U.S.-bound Infinite X gaming desktops.
The Infinite X VR8RD-007US and VR8RF-008US are available now (at a reduced price) from Amazon (opens in new tab) for $1,599 and $2,199, respectively.
|Infinite X Desktop Model||VR8RD-007US||VR8RF-008US|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-8700K|
|Memory||16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400|
|Graphics||GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5||GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X|
|Storage||- 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD- 2TB 7,200RPM HDD||- 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD- 2TB 7,200RPM HDD|
|Optical Drive||DVD SuperMulti|
|Ports||- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C- USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A x5- USB 2.0 x2- PS/2|
|Display Output||- HDMI 2.0- DisplayPort 1.3|
|Networking||- Realtek 8111H Gigabit Ethernet- Intel Wireless AC 3168 w/Bluetooth 4.2|
|PSU||550W 80 Plus Bronze Certified|
|Dimensions||17.71 x 8.26 x 19.21”|