MSI unleashes new gaming trio – CES 2018

MSI Trident 3 ArcticMSI has chosen CES 2018 to launch three brand-new gaming products. They also have brought along two other CES Innovation Award Honorees.

The CES 2018 Innovation Award Honorees include the Trident 3 Arctic, the new Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, new GTX 1080TI Lightning Graphics Card, Infinite X gaming desktop and new Optix MPG27CQ gaming monitor.

MSI certainly has been busy.

The Trident 3 Arctic was also awarded a “Best of Innovation at Gaming” award.

MSI is definitely aiming to stamp its authority as head of the high-end gaming market. Let’s face it, that’s some line-up right there.

MSI Introduces the new Optix MPG Series

msi Optix MPG27CQMSI is expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors.

The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ.

These are equipped with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.

The MPG27CQ is equipped with a 1440p WQHD screen, while the MPG27C has a 1080p screen. Additionally, the MPG27CQ was named a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree.

The MSI Optix MPG series are also the first gaming monitors with SteelSeries GameSense built in.

msi Optix MPG27CQUsing the five RGB zones on the front of the monitor, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify them of in-game timers or cooldowns, Discord notifications or other important information they want at-a-glance. The back of the monitor has RGB lighting as well.

With its 178-degree viewing angles, the MPG series is perfect for use in a multiple monitor matrix display.

The screen uses an anti-glare VA panel with 100% and 115% coverage of the NTSC and sRGB spectrums respectively.

Also, the monitors offer 2 HDMI (2.0) ports, 1 DisplayPort (1.2), 1 USB 3.0 Type B, and an Earphone out port. Additionally, they are kitted out with a Kensington Lock, 1 Mic in port, 1 audio combo jack and 2 USB 3.0 Type A ports.

It also has an adjustable stand to maximize productivity and comfort and supports VESA mounting.

MSI Gaming Desktops

MSI Trident 3 ArcticThe Trident 3 Arctic was first revealed in March 2017 to high praise.

Now, the Trident 3 Arctic is even better thanks to an upgraded Intel 8th Generation processor and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card.

The Arctic is both compact and good looking. Moreover, it features the ultimate performance for a wide variety of applications.

msi Infinite XThe Infinite X features a more traditional tower design than the Arctic, but still hosts some unique features. The Infinite X uses either dual steel or dual tempered glass side panels, Mystic Light RGB LEDs, MSI’s award winning graphics cards. It also boasts Intel’s 8th Generation CPU and MSI’s Silent Storm Cooling 3 Pro liquid cooling.

MSI gaming desktops excel in gaming performance, audio quality and connectivity. MSI also adds gaming benefits such as Silent Storm Cooling, automatic overclocking with Game Boost, super-speed storage configurations, Audio Boost and Nahimic for an incredible in-game sound experience.

msi Aegis Ti3 Additionally, the Aegis Ti3 gaming desktop will be available with an Intel 8th Generation processor later this year.

Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard

msi z370 godlikegamingThe Z370 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready to take on any build a gamer throws at it.

The high performance and innovation of the Z370 GODLIKE GAMING earned it honors as a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree.

The Z370 comes with a variety of features to help gamers perform at the highest level. The new motherboard handles internet connectivity lightning fast thanks to the Killer xTend. The Killer xTend combines a built-in switch with wireless extender. Killer allows for ultimate traffic prioritisation.

msi z370 godlike gamingThe motherboard supports Triple Turbo M.2 with M.2 Shield V2, Turbo U.2 with Steel Armor. It also packs an Xtreme Audio DAC with Nahimic 2 to deliver breathtaking sound quality.

The Z370 has four available slots for DDR4 RAM with Steel Armor.

Steel Armor keeps the DIMM slots shielded to protect DDR4 modules and deliver pure data signals for the best gaming and overclocking performance.

Finally, it also supports multiple GPUs via NIVIDIA SLI or AMD CrossFire, with optimal slot placement for the best possible airflow.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z Graphics Card

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z (V336)The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z brings legendary overclocking potential to the desktop.

Lighting cards are designed for the ground up for extreme overclocking and performance.

It features a Tri-Frozr thermal design, using three award-winning TORX 2.0 fans with double ball bearings to prove itself as the pinnacle of air cooling.

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z (V336)_ExplodeIn addition to the thermal design, the Lighting Z uses close quarters heat pipe cooling. The heat pipes are infused into the Close Quarters Heatsink and Backplate for greatly improved thermal performance.

The Lightning Z is built with military class four components for maximum stability and quality.

GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550

MSI will also be unveiling a new GT75VR Titan Pro with the all-new Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

Developed in partnership with Intel, the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is the world’s fastest 2×2 11ac wireless networking adapter delivering up to 1.73Gbps of throughput and is the ideal networking solution for gaming, streaming and downloading.

The Killer 1550 features 160MHz channel support and can deliver twice the throughput of what standard 2×2 11ac adapters can deliver.


Alongside its gaming laptops, MSI is launching an innovative new Gaming Mode, which gives users better performance, interactive backlighting and in-game optimizations for popular titles like PUBG.

Naturally, at this point, no word of release or pricing has been shared with us as yet.

More info as we get it.