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MSI Trident 3

MSI Trident 3
alaScore 97

18 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of MSI Trident 3. 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 really like the size and price.

reliability, price, size

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

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Expert review by : Kevin Pocock Kevin Pocock (hardwareheaven.com)

MSI Trident 3 Gaming PC

 

Although clearly happy to supply components, MSI possesses a clear sense of self-building identity. Laptops yes, but also mini-desktop PCs. The MSI Trident 3 is the company's latest attempt to turn heads. And with good specs, an assured design ethos...

Clearly the Trident 3 won’t be for everyone. If you like to upgrade at your leisure, ensuring maximum cooling for high overclocks it won’t be for you. If you want to tease out those extra frames, or add the glamour of LEDs to matching internal...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

MSI Trident 3 review

 

The mightiest mini gaming PC for the living room

Compact size ; Silent and cool running ; Solid gaming performance on Ultra

External 330W power brick

The MSI Trident 3 is the little gaming PC that could, delivering solid frame rates just as well as much larger desktops in a smaller package and for a more affordable price.

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Good Gaming PC if the Spec is Right

 

Good gaming PC and very small, very slick, with a console feel and it can be used vertical or horizontally. Check very carefully the spec as some are sold with only the 1TB HDD and no SSD. If you don't have the SSD the performance is much slower on Win...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (argos.co.uk)

Great Pc

 

Small and compact, handles its heat levels well for such a small pc. Says that it comes with a copy of for honour, however the offer has long since expired.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product color:Black

Energy Management

Power supply:230

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
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
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory layout:1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Manual:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:13.4

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
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

Power supply:230 / 330

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:65
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
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):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:97128 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 1000
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:128
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 356 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.84 / 9.15 / 9.9
Height:2.83 / 3.84 / 9.9
Package weight:13.4
Weight:6.99
Width:13.6 / 13.9