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MSI Trident 3 Arctic

MSI Trident 3 Arctic
alaScore 97

5 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 2 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 98/100. The average review date is 27-11-2017. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: 18-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Dale Shaughnessy (kitguru.net)

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

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (pcmag.com)

MSI Trident 3 Arctic

 

Clad in a snowy-white case with multiple mounting options, the MSI Trident 3 Arctic is a refreshing, power-packed choice among mini gaming machines.

Striking looks. Quiet cooling fans. True desktop-level performance. Plenty of connectivity, including a front-mounted HDMI port for VR.

No Thunderbolt 3 port. Requires an external power adapter. Some pre-installed bloatware.

Bottom Line: Clad in a snowy-white case with multiple mounting options, the MSI Trident 3 Arctic is a refreshing, power-packed choice among mini gaming machines.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Hayden Dingman (pcworld.com)

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

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop / Small Desktop
Colour of product:White
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / 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
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 / 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 / 8
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

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.2
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:Y
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
Manual:Y

Packaging Data

Package weight:6.09

Performance

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
Line-in:Y
Line-out:Y
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

Power Supply:330

Processor

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 / DDR3L-SDRAM,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: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 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 rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
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: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
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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
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:1128 / 1256 / 2256

Weight & Dimensions

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