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msi trident x

MSI is pushing the boundaries of small form-factor gaming…again.

Their powerful little gaming PC, the Trident, has been around for a while now. But the reincarnation of the line, the Trident X, shows off just how much power you can fit in a tiny chassis.

At less than fifteen pounds, we’re looking at a small footprint. But don’t be fooled by size, it’s packing cutting edge tech, like a full size GTX 2080 Ventus graphics card, along with a 9th Gen Intel 9900K CPU.

Here are the specs:

  • GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ventus / 2080 Ventus / 2070 Armor
  • CPU: Intel i9-9900K Processor, i7-9700K
  • Storage: 1x M.2 SSD (PCIe/SATA SSD or Intel Optane), Up to 2x 2.5” HDD / SSD
  • RAM: 2×8 DDR4 2666MHz Long-DIMMs, up to 32GB

MSI paid special attention to cooling with the Trident X, as cooling something this small and powerful can be tricky.  The GPU and CPU are completely separated, each in their own areas of the chassis with their own ventilation systems. This means better thermals, better cooling, and better performance.

Pair that with an optional tempered glass panel, along with MSI’s extensive RGB options using Mystic Light software, and you’re looking at a VR-ready console killer in a beautiful package.

Looks like good things really do come in small packages.

Author Leo Parrill

PC hardware+games=yes. Console emulation on Android and custom cooling loops get me out of bed in the morning.

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