Computex 2018 | MSI Trident PC gets bigger and badder with the Trident A
MSI's Trident 3 SFF PC has been a popular solution for gamers on the lookout for a small but semi-DIY PC solution for tight spaces. The manufacturer added an "Arctic" SKU with the GTX 1070 and a new White color early last year while this year introduced Coffee Lake CPUs and M.2 NVMe options. All, however, have been nothing more than minor refreshes of the same chassis design.
The Taiwanese maker is finally ready to expand its Trident series into more sizes and designs at this year's Computex in Taipei. Called the Trident A, the 12 L desktop PC is significantly larger than the original 4.7 L Trident 3, but MSI is claiming it to be the first compact desktop PC to incorporate a SFX PSU in this particular size category. The larger volume has allowed the use of more RGB lighting, a glass side panel, and a more capable Silent Storm cooling solution with three independent airflow intake streams.
Details are scarce as of this writing. Notebookcheck will be on the MSI floor at Computex this week to check out the Trident A and hopefully update this page when appropriate. The Trident A announcement comes at the same time as the reveal of the GF63 entry-level gaming notebook and the PS42 Prestige business laptop.