MSI Releases an Limited-Edition Model o Trident 3 Gaming PC with GTX 1070

Posted by at 10:49 am on March 28, 2017

MSI announced a limited edition of its Trident 3 small form factor (SFF) gaming PC. The new model sports a chilled white finish.

The MSI Trident 3 Arctic features an Intel Core i7-7700 processor with 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 RAM on an Intel H110 motherboard. The newer CPU sitting on an older H110 chipset may not seem like an ideal match, but the only real sacrifice between that and a newer B250 chipset is Intel Optane compatibility, and that’s not really much of a sacrifice with a storage configuration consisting of a 256GB M.2 SSD  and a 1TB 7,200RPM HDD.

The graphics card has been upgraded from a GTX 1060 (the highest available GPU of the former model) to a custom-built mini-ITX MSI GTX 1070. The jump to the new GPU gives the Trident 3 Arctic edition a significant bump in graphics horsepower, and it also sports a new 330W power supply (the standard models feature a 220W PSU) to accommodate the increased power demand.

The MSI Trident 3 Arctic also sports the same USB and display connectivity as the standard-edition models, with a front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 ports, and four USB 2.0 ports. There’s also a rear-panel HDMI output coming from the motherboard, in addition to the GPU’s outputs (two HDMI 2.0, two DisplayPort, and a DVI-D interface). There’s also a front-panel HDMI passthrough making it a great choice as a living-room VR gaming PC.

Thing are kept cool by MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 2. The RGB LED lighting on the chassis can be adjusted using RGB Mystic Light or MSI’s Gaming Center software.

The MSI Trident 3 Arctic limited-edition gaming PC will be available this April from major retailers, including Newegg, Amazon, and Fry’s, for $1,500.

Product MSI Trident 3 Arctic Gaming PC
Processor Intel Core i7-7700
Memory 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400
Graphics MSI GeForce GTX 1070
Storage – 256GB M.2 SSD

– 1TB 7,200RPM HDD

Ports – USB 3.1 Type-C

– USB 3.0 x3

– USB 2.0 x4

– HDMI 2.0 x2 (GPU)

– DisplayPort x2 (GPU)

– DVI-D (GPU)

– HDMI 2.0 (Motherboard)

– VR-Link (Front panel HDMI passthru)

Power Supply 330W
Dimensions 13.63 x 9.16 x 2.83 inches
MSRP $1,500

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