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MSI Trident 3

MSI Trident 3
alaScore 96

24 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of MSI Trident 3. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and size are generally positive. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

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

Consumer review (ao.com)

Expensive

 

"This item is so expensive otherwise I have connected my monitor and stopped working for 10 minutes but later worked well "

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (ao.com)

Power house

 

"At first glance I was surprised how small the computer was. It looks like a games console and looked right at home next to my other consoles. The Trident 3 is pretty fast in general from start up to general use. The solid state hard drive really makes...

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

All my son's dreams in one tiny console

 

"Wow this machine is so much more compact than we expected. After searching online for months and reading every independent review going we decided to go with the MSI trident for my son as it has been labelled the console killer ! And I can see why...

Nov, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

super fast pc

 

"very pleased with this product, its nicely packaged and very easy to set up. you can have it standing but i have my monitor on top so there is more room. frame rates are excellent and there is no lag. it works well as a general p.c too. a good all...

Nov, 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
Colour of product:Black
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product colour:Black / Black, Red / White
Volume:4.72

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

CUDA:Y
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
Number of execution units:23 / 24
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
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):1000 / 1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2400 / 32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2400 / 32
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Non-ECC:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:N / Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

Optical Drive

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / AC, HDMI / AC,HDMI
Display included:N
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:172
Package height:316
Package weight:6.09
Package width:453

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
BIOS type:UEFI AMI
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel H110 / Intel H310 Express / Intel® H110
Product Type:Mini PC / PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

80 PLUS certification:80 PLUS Bronze
Power Supply:230 / 2309 / 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 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-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 boost frequency:3.5 / 4 / 4.2 / 4.6 / 4.7
Processor cache:12 / 6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7400 / i5-8400 / i7-7700 / i7-8700 / i7-8700K
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus rate:8
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / 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):N / 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
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:126684 / 126686 / 126687 / 97128 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR338 / SR3QS
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
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Bundled software:BurnRecovery, Gaming Center, Dragon Eye, WTFast online, Nahimic, Xsplit
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Office 2016, NIS, Norton SymSilent

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 2.5/3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:Serial ATA III
HDD Size:2.5 / 2.5/3.5
HDD Speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 1000
Number of HDDs installed:1 / 1000
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1 / 128
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 356 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 356 / 512
SSD interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 2256 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:232.5 / 251.3 / 71.8 / 97.6
Height :232.5 / 251.3 / 71.8 / 97.6
Package weight:6.09
Weight:3.17 / 317
Width:346.2 / 353.7 / 353.8