As the leading gaming hardware brand, MSI is excited to launch a new generation of gaming desktop PC’s: the MSI Nightblade X2 and MI2. The Nightblade series embody what every gamer craves for: victory. The MSI Nightblade PCs stand out – or better said; do not stand out – because of their size. The Nightblade X2 has a volume of only 16 liters and its smaller brother, the Nightblade MI, comes in an astonishing 10 liter sized shell. Despite their nifty dimensions, the Nightblade X2 & MI2 both house a full sized MSI graphics card. Coupled with Intel® Core™ technology and smart cooling solutions, the MSI Nightblade series are an excellent choice for gaming enthusiasts around the world.

With a full sized graphics card, the Nightblade X2 & MI2 both bring grand graphics for gamers in a small case. While the MI2 equips a GTX 970 with 4GB GDDR5 memory the X2 even comes with the powerful GeForce GTX 980 TI. These graphics cards provide plenty of FPS while playing games in Full HD and in high settings.

To top it off, the Nightblade series come with more features such as Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 CPU, the latest Nahimic Sound Technology, M.2 SSD and Super RAID compatibility and MSI Gaming Center software.

The next generation MSI Nightblade series are complete and ready-to-go gaming systems and will be available worldwide from the middle of October.


Forged with passion for gaming, the MSI Nightblade series are made for those who crave for an immersive gaming experience. With sufficient storage, proficient cooling and blistering graphics performance. Nightblade X2 & MI2 have all the components of a full-size desktop PC, all packed into a small and compact case of only 16 and 10 liters respectively. With all this power under the hood, the MSI Nightblade series will deliver top notch gaming experiences.


The MSI Nightblade systems are smaller than most gaming systems, but they deliver outstanding powerful graphics performance. The compact cases are future proof, as they have 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.


Customize the Nightblade X2 & MI2 with Mystic Light. Make the case look like it’s on fire or cold as ice with the built-in RGB LEDs. Gamers are in control. Select any of the colors from the palette to adapt your systems design. Or use breath, gradient or Gaming & Music modes.


The Nightblade X2 comes with Killer™ DoubleShot Pro, letting the Killer™ Ethernet connector and Wi-Fi adapter work together for an extreme high speed connection. It will optimize your gaming connection and automatically detects and accelerates game traffic for a smoother, non-stutter in-game performance.


Nightblade X2 uses Super Raid 4 to achieve super speeds up to 32Gb/s using M.2 Gen3 x4, Turbo M.2 is more than 5 times faster than a regular SATA III connection! While the Nightblade MI2 uses M.2 Gen3 to achieve speeds up to 20 Gb/s Enjoy a blazing fast system boot and insanely fast loading of games and applications.


The Nightblade X2 can be overclocked without using complicated software or the need to open the entire gaming rig.
With just a simple push of the OC Genie button on the front, the hardware inside is amped up in speed and performance, making games or other complicated computing tasks run even smoother than in normal mode.


Nightblade X2 Nightblade MI2
Processor Intel® 6th gen Core™ i5 / i7 processor Intel® 6th gen Core™ i5 / i7 processor
Operation System Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home
Chipset Intel® Z170 Intel® B150
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 4GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 4GB GDDR5
Memory Max 16GB dual slots DDR4 Long-DIMM Max 16GB dual slots DDR4 Long-DIMM
Storage 1x 3.5″ HDD / 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD / 2x M.2 PCI-E SSD 2x 3.5″ HDD / 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD / 1x M.2 PCI-E SSD
Communication 801.11 b/g/n/ac (Killer Wireless-AC 1535) Wi-Fi + 10/100/1000 x 1 (Killer E2400 with Killer Shield) + Bluetooth (optional) 801.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth (optional)
Optical device Slim tray Super Multi DVD Slim tray Super Multi DVD
Power supply 600 W 80 Plus Gold 350 W 80 Plus Bronze
Dimensions 345.8 mm x 277.33 mm x 175.7 mm (16 L) 127.6 mm x 234.8 mm x 340.6mm (10 L)
I/O Front: 1x USB 3.0 type C, 2x USB 2.0
Rear: 1x USB 3.1 type C, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, HDMI-out, DisplayPort-out, Gaming device port
Side: 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type C, 1x USB 2.0
Rear: 4x USB 3.1 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0


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