MSI Launches MAG Trident S 5M Gaming Desktop PC for Cloud and Mobile Gaming

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MSI has announced the MAG Trident S 5M, a new gaming desktop PC with a console-ish design that’s dedicated to cloud and mobile gaming. Some of the marketed usage cases include Steam (via the platform’s Big Screen Mode), Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and Android games, the latter of which can be run via the MSI APP Player, an application that emulates the Android system in Windows. MSI says that the MAG Trident S 5M went on sale on February 25, 2022, although no price has been listed.

MAG Trident S 5M Gaming Desktop PC Specifications

ProductMAG Trident S 5M
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home
CPUAMD Ryzen™ 7 5700G Processor AMD Ryzen™ 5 5600G Processor AMD Ryzen™ 3 5300G Processor
ChipsetAMD B300
Storage2x M.2 2280 SSD (2xPCle Gen 3 x4) 1x 2.5″ Drive bay
System Memory2x DDR4 3200MHz SO-DIMMs, up to 64GB
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon™ Graphics
Sound2 Channel HD Audio(ALC256)
I/O (Front)1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A 1x Mic-in 1x Audio Combo Jack
I/O (Rear)1x USB 2.0 Type A 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A 1x RJ45(1G) 1x VGA out 1x HDMI 2.0, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz 1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 120Hz 1x Kensington Lock 1x DC jack
Wireless LANIntel Wi-Fi 5
LANRealtek RTL8111H(1G)
PSU120W adapter
Cooling SystemFan Cooler
Dimension (WxDxH)334.7 X 185.4 x 93 mm / 13.17 x 7.3 x 3.66 inches
Packing(WxDxH)482 x 144 x 325 mm / 18.98 x 5.67×12.8 inches
Weight (N.W./ G.W.)2.42 Kg
SoftwareMSI Game Stadium MSI Center MSI App Player Game Pass(30 days trial) Norton (60 days trial)

MSI Launches A New Desktop To Target Cloud Gaming And Mobile Gaming Markets (MSI)

The All New MAG Trident S 5M Reimagines the Gaming Experience.

MSI released a new gaming desktop, the MAG Trident S 5M, a machine dedicated to cloud gaming and mobile gaming. It is different from traditional gaming desktops and focuses more on helping gamers enjoy games in the living room. Gamers only need to activate the Android system emulator (MSI APP Player) and the 30-day free XBOX GAME PASS ULTIMATE through the Game Stadium software exclusively developed by MSI to control mobile games on the sofa with only one joystick. You can easily access cloud games and other entertainment software.

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One Joystick, from Boot to Play

The exclusive MSI APP Player allows players to emulate the Android system in the Windows system. Gamers can experience mobile games on a larger screen with better performance. They can also use the Multi-Instance Manager function to open different games in different windows. Certain games can also enable joystick mode, allowing players to use the same joystick to play. In STEAM, you can play games through the built-in Big Screen Mode. In Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, there is the same operation mode to let you use the joystick directly so that it can be perfectly applied to various game software.

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Small Desktop with Excellent Performance

Filled with minimalist design elements, the MAG Trident S 5M is equipped with an 8-core, 16-thread AMD RyzenTM 5700G APU in its 2.6-liter body and supports FidelityFX Super Resolution technology, which can effectively increase the number of game frames by 2.4 times. The motherboard is also equipped with 2 sets of SSD PCIe Gen 3 slots and a 2.5” hard drive slot, allowing players to store more games and files. Components can be upgraded through the specially designed motherboard quick slot. Just remove a screw and the entire set of the motherboard can be upgraded.

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Equipped with Multiple Features Loved by Gamers

Network experience is crucial to the product positioning of MAG Trident S 5M. To optimize the network experience, MSI introduced Lan Manager software to enhance the network performance for mobile games, cloud games, and PC games, so that they can all run smoothly. In terms of connection ports, it provides 3 video outputs (HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, and VGA output) to help gamers enjoy different entertainment content at the same time. There is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type C in the front that provides 15W output, allowing players to shorten the time it takes to charge external devices. On the side of the MAG Trident S 5M is a physical shortcut G Key, which can be used to set up a shortcut for frequently used software.

Tsing Mui
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