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June 5, 2019
Computer manufacturer MSI introduces the MSI WS65, a laptop powered by the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 GPU. The WS65 and others in the WS, WE and WP lines all feature Intel 9th-gen Core i9 processors, and are designed for use by working professionals including product designers, engineers, animators and architects.
The WS65 will carry the NVIDIA “RTX Studio” badge, a label standard that ensures creators can quickly and easily identify the right hardware to meet their stringent demands.
The Quadro RTX 5000 mobile GPU delivers the same specs as its desktop sibling: 3,072 CUDA cores, 48 RT (ray tracing) cores, 384 Tensor cores and 16GB GDDR6 RAM. The RTX 5000 GPU offers real-time ray tracing, a performance breakthrough considered years away until NVIDIA released the final specs for the Volta generation of its graphics systems. The combination of specialized cores means the WS65 is a suitable mobile platform for deep learning and artificial intelligence R&D, as well as high-end graphics applications in science, engineering, architecture and media content.
Tensor cores are a relatively recent addition to the NVIDIA line, and come with all MSI Quadro RTX GPUs. They are essentially mixed-precision FP16/FP32 cores that NVIDIA has optimized for deep learning applications.
The MSI WS65 mobile workstation and its siblings are lighter and slimmer than previous models, with new ultra-thin bezels, a glass touchpad and a fingerprint reader equipped with Windows Hello for secure access. The monitor is 4K for accurate graphic detail. All MSI mobile workstations now ship with Creator Center exclusive software that automatically optimizes tasks related to content creation. Other standard features include TPM 2.0 crypto-processor technology, a white backlit keyboard and Thunderbolt 3.0 compatibility. The WS65 is rated to run from battery for more than 9 hours while weighing only 4 lbs.
The MSI WS65 is built to the U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD 810G), a testing guideline that ensures products are capable of withstanding severe conditions, including humidity, high/low temperature, altitude, vibration, shock, sand and dust. They are also ISV-certified for a variety of CAD and CAE products including Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks and CATIA; Autodesk AutoCAD; and the ANSYS line of simulation and analysis software.
MSI’s lineup of mobile workstations, including the WS65, will be exclusively available upon launch at Newegg.com.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.