Tuesday, November 15th 2016

MSI Announces the Trident, World's Smallest VR-Ready Gaming PC

MSI, world leader in true gaming hardware and expert in building compact and incredibly powerful gaming desktops, is taking it to the next level with the new MSI Trident. Introducing world's smallest VR gaming desktop, extremely compact and with desktop performance levels that fit any gamer's demands.

Trident uses a customized MSI GeForce GTX 1060 gaming graphics card and the latest Intel Core processors to ensure that gamers get a powerful machine. Coupled with MSI's exclusive thermal design, Silent Storm Cooling 2, not only its cooling efficiency is unmatched, it also stays as quiet as an assassin. Besides all power from its hardware goodness on the inside, Trident has a breathtaking case design and RGB Mystic Light to fit in any room at home. It also has more than enough connection ports on the front and backside to let you connect all your game devices. Plug in your portable storage device, gaming headset or keyboard and get into action in an instant! Moreover, two high speed USB ports on the front of Trident are ideal to connect your game controller to as well. Trident redefines the size needed for true PC Gaming and will let gamers bring true gaming desktop performance everywhere.
The MSI Trident is a complete and ready-to-go gaming system and will be available worldwide by middle of November 2016.

Custom MSI Gaming Graphics Card
Built inside the Trident is a custom made MSI desktop GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING graphics card. With better cooling and customization, it brings powerful and silent performance to the table. This graphics card is built to last and ready for the major blockbuster games coming out in the years to come.

Silent Storm Cooling 2
Cooling is essential for Gaming systems. MSI Trident features MSI's special and exclusive cooling technology, Silent Storm Cooling 2. Separating key components in different chambers with optimized airflow, the systems cooling is completely fine-tuned and ready for many hours of gaming while keeping the system super silent at the same time.

Gaming Mystic Light
For those who like to give their system a personal touch, Trident features RGB Mystic Light. Make the chassis look on fire or cold as ice, you are in control. Gamers can select any of the colors from the palette, while also being able to choose from breathe, gradient or Gaming & Music modes.

Smallest VR-Ready Gaming PC
MSI Trident is a true Gaming PC for next generation gaming. It is equipped with VR-Link which includes a front HDMI out port to connect your VR device easily, combined with 'One-click-to-VR' software to optimize your PC for VR with just one click of a button. With a size of a mere 4.7 liters, Trident is world's smallest VR ready Gaming Desktop to date.

Fits into Any Room with Horizontal and Vertical Stance
You choose how to use your Trident. You can place it horizontally or vertically thanks to the special stand included. In this way MSI Trident will always fit to your gaming needs.

Never Stop Gaming
Do you love games? So do we! The best platform for playing games is of course a PC. It can give you the biggest library of games to play, from classic games to the latest blockbuster titles. MSI Gaming Desktops are backwards compatible and can support console games with certified programs such as Xbox Play Anywhere and PlayStation Now.
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25 Comments on MSI Announces the Trident, World's Smallest VR-Ready Gaming PC

#1
P4-630
"console" gaming with a keyboard and mouse. :D
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#2
Caring1
My OCD wont allow me to have a bent case like that.
I would want to "fix it" all the time.
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#3
chfrcoghlan
Caring1, post: 3554930, member: 153156"
My OCD wont allow me to have a bent case like that.
I would want to "fix it" all the time.
Glad I'm not the only one. :D
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#4
Tartaros
seggbizo, post: 3554952, member: 159130"
Glad I'm not the only one. :D
Me too. It's annoying xD
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#5
Recon-UK
I prefer the VHS player look with such a small case, that's a very odd shape...
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#6
jabbadap
I presume it's sake of upgrade possibly to use pcie vid card instead of mxm form factor(and price too). That size of case could easily take and cool down mobile gtx 1080/1070.
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#9
TheinsanegamerN
Wonder if this could be modded to take other mini ITX GPUs. things like a mini itx 1070 The lack of a 8 pin plug would need to be rectified.

Or perhaps MSI could sell a barebones of his, with a 8 pin plug and a lack of "slant" to it.

Assimilator, post: 3555005, member: 7058"
Single-slot GTX 1060?

GIEF NAOW
Nope. That cooler is definitely dual slot height. The fan alone is nearly as thick as a single slot card. Look at the back of the case, it's dual slot. You are not going to get a single slot 120 watt GPU these days.
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#10
jabbadap
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3555026, member: 127292"
Wonder if this could be modded to take other mini ITX GPUs. things like a mini itx 1070 The lack of a 8 pin plug would need to be rectified.

Or perhaps MSI could sell a barebones of his, with a 8 pin plug and a lack of "slant" to it.


Nope. That cooler is definitely dual slot height. The fan alone is nearly as thick as a single slot card. Look at the back of the case, it's dual slot. You are not going to get a single slot 120 watt GPU these days.
Careful with used terms there. Quadro M4000 has tdp of 120W or Radeon pro WX7100 with 130W tdp are both single slot. And that's because of some workstations requires single slot form factors.

But yes there's no appealing reason to release single slot cards for gamers anymore. Even low profile cards are loosing ground. And that's because of sff cases are started to use pcie raisers to tilt card 90°, which makes use of full high cards on sff cases.
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#12
jabbadap
cdawall, post: 3555040, member: 28601"
In what way is that the smallest VR ready pc? We already had a news story on the zotac z box magnus which is smaller and VR ready.

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/zotac-announces-the-zbox-magnus-erx480-gaming-desktop.227428/
Well yeah it's not, volume vice it little bit smaller than older "VR ready" magnus EN980(5.78 litres vs 5.85 litres), but nowhere near the size of new zbox Magnus E -series(2.64 litres).
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
jabbadap, post: 3555053, member: 148195"
Well yeah it's not, volume vice it little bit smaller than older "VR ready" magnus EN980(5.78 litres vs 5.85 litres), but nowhere near the size of new zbox Magnus E -series(2.64 litres).
The MSI is 13.9" X 9.8" X 3.8" with the stand and 13.6" X 2.8" X 9.1" without the stand. The Zotac is 8.27 x 7.99 x 2.45 there is no dimension that makes the MSI smaller, unless I am misunderstanding what you are tryin to say.
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#14
jabbadap
cdawall, post: 3555110, member: 28601"
The MSI is 13.9" X 9.8" X 3.8" with the stand and 13.6" X 2.8" X 9.1" without the stand. The Zotac is 8.27 x 7.99 x 2.45 there is no dimension that makes the MSI smaller, unless I am misunderstanding what you are tryin to say.
Yes we were agreeing each other, maybe it was just my English which make it hard to read. Zbox E -series has two size PCs, smaller one is that you said with those dimensions in inches(I just weren't using imperial units just SI volume unit litre). Larger one is with liquid cooler and is used in magnus en980 and en1080 anniversary zboxes.
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#15
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
jabbadap, post: 3555118, member: 148195"
Yes we were agreeing each other, maybe it was just my English which make it hard to read. Zbox E -series has two size PCs, smaller one is that you said with those dimensions in inches(I just weren't using imperial units just SI volume unit litre). Larger one is with liquid cooler and is used in magnus en980 and en1080 anniversary zboxes.
Yea I thought that was what you were trying to say, but it didn't quite translate correctly. To be fair the Zotac has the GPU integrated, so I guess for an upgradable unit the MSI is probably the smallest.
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#16
jabbadap
cdawall, post: 3555121, member: 28601"
Yea I thought that was what you were trying to say, but it didn't quite translate correctly. To be fair the Zotac has the GPU integrated, so I guess for an upgradable unit the MSI is probably the smallest.
Zbox gpus ain't integrated, they are MXM module form factor. But yeah it makes it still less upgradable and most certainty more expensive than desktop pcie card upgrades.
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#17
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
jabbadap, post: 3555132, member: 148195"
Zbox gpus ain't integrated, they are MXM module form factor. But yeah it makes it still less upgradable and most certainty more expensive than desktop pcie card upgrades.
Interesting I assumed it was on the board for the new 480 based ones, but it appears I misread that.
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#18
BiggieShady
Aww the most interesting picture of them all is low res ... welp, almost barely vr ready but who cares, 60fps@1080p living room gaming and it seems like it should have low (ish) noise
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#19
Pugs501
Recon-UK, post: 3554967, member: 165466"
I prefer the VHS player look with such a small case, that's a very odd shape...
Now I want to build a PC inside one now, thanks!
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#20
$ReaPeR$
Caring1, post: 3554930, member: 153156"
My OCD wont allow me to have a bent case like that.
I would want to "fix it" all the time.
LOL m2 i like the general size though.. this would be perfect for a media center and a living room gaming platform.
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#23
ppn
good thing is the plastic covers are removable. but it still weights a ton. they can do much better in DVR sized case. just dont care.
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#24
Air
Awesome, MSI outdid consoles in every way, incluing edges and angles.

On the PS4 reveal, I remember thinking it was a little too angled for my tastes, but ended getting used to it. Now this is a whole new level of edges, angles and stuff. Good job MSI!

I wish valve released the original steam machine case... that was a good standard for this kind of stuff. Fully modular, full length GPU and internal PSU. A little deeper than this, yeah, but that was well worth the size.
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#25
JNCW886
here is the product video
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