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MSI announces MEG Trident X 10th compact desktop gaming systems with Comet Lake-S CPUs

The new MEG Trident X 10th are only slightly larger than a console. (Image Source: MSI)
The new MEG Trident X 10th are only slightly larger than a console. (Image Source: MSI)
MSI is updating the high-end Trident X lineup of slim gaming desktops with CPU options like the i7-10700K(F) and i9-10900K. Users can also choose among RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Ti GPUs, 32 and 64 GB of RAM and may opt for a 1 TB NVMe SSD or an 1 TB NVMe SSD + 1 TB HDD combo storage solution. Other noteworthy features include 2.5 GbE + Wi-Fi 6 and Thunderbolt 3.
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MSI is updating its compact desktop gaming rigs with Intel’s freshly announced Comet Lake-S CPUs. The new console-like slim systems are part of the MEG Trident X 10th family which includes three models with different configurations ranging from mid-tier to high-end specs.

As far as compactness goes, the new systems appear to be as slim as the previous versions, and their weight is about the same at 14.44 lbs. In order to support the latest CPUs, MSI also upgraded the motherboard, which now has a Z490 chipset. Users can choose between the i7-10700K(F) and i9-10900K processors. The more affordable configurations come with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, while the high-end one benefits from 64 GB. GPU options include the RTX 2070 Super and the RTX 2080 Ti variants, and the storage side is covered by either a single 1 TB NVMe SSD or a 1TB  NVMe SSD + 1 TB HDD combo.

Other standard features offered with all three models include 2.5 GbE + Wi-Fi 6 support, Nahimic audio enhancer + Realtek  7.1 HD Audio DAC, HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs, plus a generous port selection with 5x audio jacks + Optical S/PDIF out, ethernet jack, and 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 / 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 / 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 / 3x USB-A 2.0 / 1x Thunderbolt 3 connectors. The systems also come with a separate 650W PSU brick and bonus mouse + keyboard. Customization fans will also appreciate the RGB lighting effects for the front of the case, CPU cooler and GPU coolers.

No price points revealed as of yet, but the new MEG Trident X 10th should see availability in early June.

(Image Source: MSI)
(Image Source: MSI)
(Image Source: MSI)
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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1506 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 6)