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MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX graphics for $2300 USD

MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti graphics for $2300 USD (Source: MSI)
MSI Trident X coming in November with Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Ti graphics for $2300 USD (Source: MSI)
First teased at Computex 2018 but without a firm price or launch window, the mid-sized Trident X desktop is now ready to ship just in time for the all-important Holiday shopping season. MSI is going all out in terms of CPU and GPU horsepower for a generational leap in performance over the last generation Trident 3.

The two-year-old MSI Trident 3 mini PC is getting a successor next month called the Trident X. The OEM appropriately timed the announcement with the official reveal of the Intel 9th gen Core series of desktop processors earlier this morning.

The Trident X introduces some enormous improvements over the Trident 3. Both the CPU and GPU will be upgraded to the Core i9-9900K and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, respectively, and a new cover hinge will allow users to more easily remove the top panel for accessing the CPU, GPU, RAM, and SSD or HDD. Existing Trident 3 owners will know that upgrades can be quite tricky especially for the secondary 2.5-inch SATA III bay.

The boost in performance and serviceability comes at the cost of size. When compared to the 4.7 L Trident 3, the Trident X is a whopping 10 L. MSI is utilizing the extra space for additional fans and RGB lights.

The Trident X is launching in November for a starting price of $2300 USD. Check the official product page below for more details on its specifications and dimensions. The Trident X was revealed at Computex 2018, but MSI was unable to disclose its core specifications until today.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-10- 8 (Update: 2018-10- 8)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.