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MSI Aegis 3

MSI Aegis 3
alaScore 94

28 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of MSI Aegis 3. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are generally positive. The size and usability also get good opinions.

usability, size, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Aegis 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

MSI Aegis 3 Review and Ratings

 

MSI's Aegis 3 is a menacing light show of a compact PC, with funky angles, LEDs galore, and Pascal power to grind through your AAA games. And it's a surprising value.

Futuristic, menacing looks ; Excellent gaming pep for so compact a desktop ; Front-mounted HDMI port for VR ; Carry handle ; Included peripherals are much better than average

Large for an SFF desktop ; RGB case lighting looks great, but needs more end-user customizability

The MSI Aegis 3 stretches the definition of an SFF desktop. Its futuristic exterior is a visual icon, complete with RGB case lighting. It looks great from any angle, and it certainly has a lot of those.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Seth G. Macy (techradar.com)

MSI Aegis 3 review

 

This small gaming PC is powerful and whisper quiet

Small form-factor ; Tons of ports ; So very, very quiet

Surprisingly heavy ; Difficult to open chassis

The MSI Aegis 3's stunningly quiet fans belie its powerful specs and aggressive design, all in a small form factor that's easy to carry.

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:450

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Manual: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:24.7

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Chipset:Intel B250
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel B250
Product type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:450

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 1x8+2x4, 2x8 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:3 / 3.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7400 / i7-7700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series
Processor socket:Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:97128 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR338
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000
Hard Drive Size:2.5/3.5
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1128 / 1256 / 2256 / 2512 / 3256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:14.8 / 17
Height:14.8 / 17
Package weight:24.7
Weight:17.7
Width:6.69