MSI MEG Trident X gaming PC review: “This kind of power is well worth the money”

MSI MEG Trident X gaming PC review: “This kind of power is well worth the money”

Coming from the established Trident line, the MSI MEG Trident X 12th that we recently got our hands on is the latest generation of small form factor PCs from MSI and is easily one of the best gaming PCs you can buy. The 12th is a nod to the latest generation of Intel Core processors powering Trident X.

Retails for $2,499.99 and $3,699.99 for the top model with an RTX 3080 Ti, which is what I have here for review. That’s a lot of money, but the sheer amount of performance and utility you get out of this little machine means you can use it to render 3D animated movies and then move it to the living room for true 4K@120, ray-traced gaming on your big screen TV.

Design and features

MSI MEG Trident X Gaming PC

(Image credit: Future/Kizito Katawonga)

Review model specifications

Here are the PC specs sent to GamesRadar for review:
Processor: Intel Core i7-12700KF
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Memory: 16GB DDR5 at 4800MHz
Storage: 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD
Ports: Front: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1, Type-A, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x Mic-in, 1 x Headphone output
Behind: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, 1 x HDMI output (2.1), 3 x DP output (1.4a)
Dimensions (HxWxD): 5.40″ x 15.61″ x 16.16″
Weight: 14.77 pounds
Warranty: 1 year

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