MSI's new Trident desktops pack power into seriously small packages

MSI Trident X and keyboard
MSI Trident X and keyboard (Image credit: MSI)

What you need to know

  • MSI announced the MEG Trident X and MPG Trident 3 gaming desktops.
  • The MEG Trident X can run on an Intel Core i9-10900K processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics card.
  • The MEG Trident X comes in a 10-liter case and the MPG Trident 3 is "console-sized."

MSI announced two new gaming desktops today, the MEG Trident X and the MPG Trident 3. The MEG Trident X is the flagship of the new lineup and comes with up to an Intel Core i9-10900K processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics card. The Trident 3 comes with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700 and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER ITX.

The new Trident desktops have smaller form factors, with the MEG Trident X coming inside a 10-liter case. MSI advertises the MPG Trident 3 as "console-sized."

MSI highlights the Silent Storm Cooling technology in the MEG Trident X as well as its Thunderbolt 3 port that supports transfer speeds up to 40GB/s.

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CategoryMEG Trident X 10th Gen
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900K
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
Memory2x DDR4 2933MHz DIMMs, up to 64GB
Storage2x M.2 2280 SSD (1xSATA/PCIe Combo, 1x PCIe)
2x 2.5" Drive bays
ChipsetIntel Z490
Dimensions21.06 in (53.5 cm) x 9.06 in (23 cm) x 19.72 in (50.1 cm)

The MPG Trident 3 is even smaller and has a horizontal form factor that makes it unique and able to fit in different spots than some competing desktops.

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CategoryMPG Trident 3 10th Gen
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER ITX (8GB DDR6)
MemoryDDR4 2666MHz DIMMs, 2X SO-DIMMs up to 64GB
Storage1x M.2 2280 SSD (SATA/PCIe Combo)
1x 2.5" Drive bays
ChipsetH410
Dimensions13.93 in (35.4 cm) x 3.84 in (9.8 cm)x 9.90 in (25.1 cm)

MSI did not share pricing for the desktops at this time, but you can read more about the MEG Trident X and MPG Trident 3 on their respective websites.