MSI has unveiled its newest product called the Trident, which is apparently now the world’s smallest VR ready gaming PC. Interestingly, the dimensions of its new small form factor PC is only slightly bigger compared to current generation consoles, albeit having beefier specs, of course.
Speaking of specifications, MSI has fitted its new Trident PC with an Intel H110 motherboard, which can be combined with either an Intel Core i7-6700 processor, or the slightly less powerful Core i5-6400 CPU. In addition, MSI’s miniscule gaming PC is also equipped with a custom-built GTX 1060 graphics card (choice of 3GB or 6GB RAM), which it claims to be much quieter due to the improved cooling system.
When it comes to design, MSI’s Trident features a rectangular metallic black chassis that features several cooling vents to help the gaming PC regulate temperature. MSI has also equipped its new gaming PC with the RGB Mystic Light feature, which can be found strikingly on the left side of the gaming PC.
One interesting attribute of the Trident’s design is, like consoles, it can be placed upright or laid flat – a feature that would definitely help PC gamers with limited desk space. Dimensions wise, the MSI Trident measures in at about 346mm x 72mm x 232mm (without stand). Storage options include slots for one 2.5-inch HDD or SSD along with one M.2 SSD slot as well.
Aside from the fact that the Trident gaming PC features a GTX 1060 graphics card, it’s also deemed VR ready because MSI has fitted this gaming PC with one VR-Link port (HDMI out) on the front. This port is complemented with MSI’s ‘One-click-to-VR’ software that’ll allow one to optimise the gaming PC for VR with just one click.
Other essential ports such found in front of the MSI Trident include: one USB 3.1 Type-C port; two USB 3.1 type-A port; and one earphone and microphone jack each. The rear side of the gaming PC is where one would find a single RJ45 LAN port; one USB 3.1 type-A port; four USB 2.0 type-A ports; one HDMI out port; one VR-Link port; and one power connector port as well.
According to MSI, the Trident compact gaming PC will be available worldwide by mid-November this year – although it would probably take a bit longer to arrive in Malaysia. Unfortunately, pricing was not announced by the company.