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MSI Trident 3 Arctic

MSI Trident 3 Arctic
alaScore 97

6 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of MSI Trident 3 Arctic. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size also gets good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the usability.

design, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Trident 3 Arctic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (

MSI Trident 3 Arctic review: Looks like a console, runs like a high-end desktop


The MSI Trident 3 Arctic is quiet, it's easily upgraded, and it packs a GTX 1070 inside a chassis the size of the Xbox One X.

Approximately the size of the Xbox One X/PlayStation 4 Pro ; Easy access to internal components, and relatively upgradeable ; Performance similar to a full GTX 1070-equipped tower

Swapping out the hard drive is arduous ; Accessing the internals voids your warranty ; Power supply leaves some wiggle room, but it's not much

The MSI Trident 3 Arctic offers the power of an upper-mid tier PC in a chassis the size of the new Xbox One X—and with the ability to upgrade it even further in a few years with a hypothetical GTX 1470 or whatever. It’s attractive, it’s small, it’s...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Dale Shaughnessy (

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Mini VR Ready Gaming PC (i7 -7700 / GTX 1070)


Limited edition and one of a kind - is the MSI Trident 3 Arctic the system for you? It may be Mini I Limited edition and one of a kind – is the MSI Trident 3 Arctic the system for you? It may be Mini ITX form factor but it is equipped with a Quad Core...

Small form Factor.

It can get a little loud under heavy extended load.

The MSI Trident 3 is a great system and the white ‘Arctic’ version adds exclusivity into the mix.

Jun, 2017

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Desktop / Small Desktop
Color of product:White
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Internal memory:16
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Bluetooth version:4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included:N

Packaging Data

Package weight:13.4


Audio output channels:5.1
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel H110
Product type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


Power supply:330


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4.2
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:3.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Processor ARK ID:97128
Processor code:SR338
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home


Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.15 / 9.9
Height:2.83 / 3.84
Package weight:13.4
Width:13.6 / 13.9