MSI's console-like Trident 3 rocks GTX 1060, Kaby Lake

Console-sized chassis meets dedicated desktop power in MSI's new Trident 3 SFF PC.

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Published Thu, Jan 5 2017 2:22 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

CES 2017 - MSI's latest Trident 3 small form factor PC blurs the lines between desktop and console gaming with a fully-fledged PC powerhouse at a console's smaller footprint.

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Using NVIDIA's flexible and efficient 16nm Pascal GPU architecture and Intel's latest seventh-gen Kaby Lake CPUs, manufacturers are now able to make VR-ready desktops that are basically the size of PS4 and Xbox consoles. MSI's new Trident 3 compact small form factor (SFF) PC fits this bill nicely, but instead of woefully outdated, scaled back, and consolidated hardware, it rocks a dedicated a desktop-grade video card, processor, and onboard DDR4 RAM.

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The MSI Trident 3 sports an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 ITX video card in both 3GB and 6GB GDDR5 VRAM configurations for VR and traditional gaming, an Intel Kaby Lake H110 Core i7-7700 or Core i5-7400 CPU, up to 32GB of DDR4 2400MHz RAM, and options for HDD, SSD or M.2 storage. All in all the Trident 3 is very much akin to ASUS' new VivoPC X small form factor PC.

MSI's new SFF PC starts at $899, and can be customized in a number of different configurations. Check below for a full spec sheet and info.

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  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • The world's smallest VR ready gaming PC
  • Compact, light weight and easy to transport case
  • Full performance in extra-compact 4.72-liter case
  • Exclusive cooling system, Silent storming cooling 2
  • VR Link; optimal VR experience
  • Choose to place your Gaming PC horizontally or vertically
  • Carefully though connection ports to fit your needs as a gamer
  • MSI Gaming Graphics Cards delivery better gaming performance
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio grade sound quality
  • Nahimic 2.5 Audio Enhancer
  • Mystic Light RGB LED design, customize your look
  • Supports 4K video and 4K game
  • Supports matrix display
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with DDR4 memories
  • High quality and durable Military Class 5 components
  • Super Charger 2: fast charge you mobile device
  • Enrich your experience with included MSI software

MSI Trident 3 Specifications

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Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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