MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop Review

Latest pricing, specs and MSI gaming PC review. Updated May 2022. How many PC games will it run? Is it a good choice for a PC gamer? Should you buy this MSI computer?

For a PC gamer, the most important component in the system is the graphics card. This is the supermodel part that will make or break the setup and is responsible for making all your games look awesome. The more powerful the graphics card the higher, smoother frame rates you will get, the higher resolution you can run at, and the better your games will look. For graphics, this MSI computer has a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. We rate this NVIDIA GPU as powerful enough to run 945 games at a recommended level.

Next on the list has to be the CPU. The processor at the heart of your gaming desktop is the brains of the outfit, and is vital for making sure that you can get the most out of your graphics card when it comes to gaming performance. The number of cores isn’t vital for games, beyond four cores you get diminishing returns, but you want to make sure what you do have run at a high frequency. The MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop has a Intel Core i7-10700F capable of running at 2.9 GHz. That level of power from an Intel chip means it is rated to run 993 of the most popular 1000 PC games at a recommended level.

The level of RAM in a gaming desktop is also important. More system memory allows your PC to churn through large amounts of data quickly, and for today’s massive open gameworlds it’s vital to have that information accessed quickly to speed up game loads. Having too little RAM can mean laggy frames and a poor experience.

This rig comes with 16GB of system RAM. Better than most dedicated gaming PC setups, according to the Steam Hardware Survey, and will be perfect if you’re aiming to do more with your desktop, such as streaming.

Looking at various Amazon reviews for this PC, the Amazon community rate the set up at 4.9 for gaming, 4.1 on value for money and 4.6 on noise level

This pre-built gaming PC can run GTA V, PUBG, Red Dead Redemption 2, Apex Legends, Minecraft and Fortnite - some of the the biggest PC games at a recommended level.

Coming in at $2399.99 this rig falls into our enthusiast category of gaming PCs under $3000. The setup can run 964 of our target games at recommended level.

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MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop
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MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop Specs

CPU

Intel Core i7-10700F

GPU

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

RAM (Memory)

16 GB RAM

Weight

14.4 lb (6.53 kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

38.25 cm x 12.95 cm x 39.62 cm
15.06 in x 5.1 in x 15.6 in

Brand

MSI

Series

TRIDENTAS1208

Colour

Black

Model Number

TRIDENTAS1208

Hardware Platform

PC
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MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop PC Gaming Performance

This computer will run 964 of the top PC games. Use PCGameBenchmark's Rate My PC service to test your current set up and set how it compares.

Which games can it run?

Can It Run GTA 5?

This MSI gaming pc can run GTA 5. It beats the system requirement on CPU, GPU and RAM.

Can It Run Apex Legends?

This MSI gaming pc can run Apex Legends. It beats the system requirement on CPU, GPU and RAM.

Can It Run Fortnite?

This MSI gaming pc can run Fortnite. It beats the system requirement on CPU, GPU and RAM.

MSI MPG Trident AS 10SC-1208US SFF Gaming Desktop Features

  • Intel Core i7-10700F 8C/16T 2.90-4.80 GHz 16MB Cache
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Super
  • 16GB DDR4 (2 x 8GB), 2 x DDR4 2666MHz U-DIMM, up to 64GB
  • 1TB M.2 NVMe/PCIe
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (1 x front, 1 x rear), 4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (1 x front, 3 x rear), 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI-out (1.4), 1 x DP-out (1.2)

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