The MSI MAG Trident S 5M tries something different in the PC gaming space

MSI has announced the MSI MAG Trident S 5M Mini Gaming PC, which is designed as a cloud-based gaming console replacement for your living room. Unlike some of the best gaming PCs, this configuration would not only ship without one of the best graphics cards, but without a dedicated GPU to speak of at all.

That’s right, there is no available option that includes a discrete graphics card, such as the RTX 3060 or the RTX 3070. Instead, the MSI MAG Trident S 5M is based solely on the popular AMD Ryzen 5700G APU. MSI appears to have high hopes for the system, with a press release claiming it is “reimagining the gaming experience”. That’s a bold claim for sure, so here’s what we can discern from the news about what could be a new wave of gaming PCs without graphics cards in its wake.

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