MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES, a gaming PC without a dedicated GPU

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msi mag trident s 5m 009es, a gaming pc without a dedicated gpu
msi mag trident s 5m 009es, a gaming pc without a dedicated gpu

Over the years we have seen how the video game console market has been getting closer to the concept of computers when creating their new generation models, so it is not surprising that some PC manufacturers are encouraged to try the reverse process in some of its new models. One of the perfect examples of them is found in MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES .

MSI Trident S 5M-009ES is a mid-range desktop computer that allows users to have an experience that is quite close to that of video game consoles, due to its design inspired by some of the latest Playstation models, but also an App that allows you to control actions directly from a conventional game controller. Of course, its performance is surprising for its shortcomings at the graphic level.

Features of the MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES

MSI MAG TRIDENT S 5M-009ES
DESIGN
Dimensions 185.4 x 93 x 334.7mm
Weight
Colors gray with black
PERFORMANCE
CPUs AMD Ryzen 5 5600G (3.9GHz clock speed)
GPU AMD Radeon
RAM 8GB DDR4-3200MHz
STORAGE
Ability 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
memory card device Nope
Optical unit Nope
OPERATING SYSTEM
Version Windows 11 Home
CONNECTIVITY
Wifi Realtek RTL8111H
Bluetooth Yes
connection ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x 3.5mm audio/mic combo
video connectors 1xHDMI 2.0, 1xVGA, 1xDisplayPort 1.4
Official site M: YES

Design as a highlight

MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES

MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES could definitely be a console

There is no doubt that MSI has wanted to innovate on the classic concept of PC towers and the end result is established as one of the most compact computers on the market with a volume of just 2.6 liters. Its official dimensions correspond to 185.4 x 93 x 334.7 mm and it is sold in a single version in a combination of gray with black.

MSI Trident S 5M-009ES claims to have been inspired by the geometric shape of buildings to make this model in an upright position, including extended, staggered and stacked lines to reproduce the upward extension of classic architecture seen in cities. Then, when you want to update its components, it is possible to access them by extracting their central structure through their side frame.

For a quick connection, it is possible to find some USB ports on its front face as well as the classic headphone/microphone combo, while the rest of the options are found on its rear face. In total there’s one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A input, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A input, and one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C input, plus multiple video outputs including HDMI 2.0, VGA, and DisplayPort 1.4.

Performance for the average user

MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES

Rear connections present in MSI MAG Trident S 5M-009ES

If the brand has carried its design work above the average, many will wonder how it is that a price below the barrier of one thousand euros is requested. And the truth is that the performance of the PC does not reach the levels of the high range but rather for users with less demands on a day-to-day basis. Thus, everything is centered around a good AMD Ryzen 5 5600G processor at a frequency of 3.9 GHz.

In addition to this, it is accompanied by 8 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz RAM that also includes a slot for expansion up to a maximum of 64 GB , internal storage of 512 GB PCIe GEN3x4 SSD type and integrated AMD Radeon graphics.

Finally, it is appreciated that the equipment arrives from the factory with the Windows 11 Home 64-bit operating system already installed, but even so it is well below what other manufacturer’s computers offer, such as the MSI MPG Trident A 12TC-056XES with its 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB of storage and performance compatible with next generation gaming thanks to an Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU.

How to play with this computer

MSI Trident S 5M-009ES

MSI Trident S 5M-009ES is a compact, lightweight and easy to carry PC

The lack of a dedicated graphics card is one of the big surprises for this model and that largely removes its essence as a PC designed for gaming. After all, it will be impossible for users to run titles released in recent years , not even those of an independent nature with lesser demands.

Thus, the intention of MSI is to take advantage of Android gaming experiences through an emulator that is already installed as the applications themselves that is capable of running Windows 11 natively. Otherwise, the concept of cloud gaming is much more advanced than in previous years and it is already possible to achieve good results in various parts of the world with services such as Xbox Xcloud present for GamePass subscribers or Nvidia GeForce Now.

Finally, the MSI Trident S 5M-009ES comes with exclusive software called Game Stadium that brings together on the same screen and from an interface very similar to that of consoles the possibility of controlling the different favorite entertainment applications, and even integrating the MSI APP player so you can access mobile phone games and software, all through a traditional controller connected to the computer.

PROS:

  • Original design
  • Advanced recording technology
  • Good resolution and amount of fps
  • Allows remote control
CONS:
  • Uncompetitive price with Chinese alternatives
  • It only supports its own accessories
7.3TOTAL SCORE

 

Design and materials
9.5
CPU performance
7
GPU performance
5
connectivity
8
Storage
7