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MSI Aegis 3

MSI Aegis 3
alaScore 96

42 reviews

Apr, 2019

We have collected and analyzed 3 expert reviews and 39 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is Oct 4, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 325731 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 96/100 = Excellent. Last update: Apr 23, 2019.

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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 (2017) 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.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

MSI Aegis 3 8th PROTOTYPE! (i7-8700 & 1070 Ti) Review

 

I've reviewed a lot of gaming PCs for KitGuru - to the point where I've lost count. I have never see It's a pre-built desktop from MSI – with a VERY interesting design

Decent gaming performance at 1080p and 1440p.

Only available with GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 – not with a GTX 1070 Ti as reviewed.

The Aegis 3 8th performs well and doesn’t make any catastrophic mistakes. You can, however, find more powerful systems available for less money if you don’t mind going with a more conventional design.

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

MSI Aegis 3 Desktop

 

I recently brought a new Gaming PC an MSI Aegis 3...I have had it a couple weeks now and it just gets better and better as the days go on! It games brilliantly and can handle any work loads under pressure - Its silent and thanks to MSIs frozr tech the...

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical
Product color:Black
Volume:19.6
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:450

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:11 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
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
Number of execution units:23 / 24
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1150
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter memory:350
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2400 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory layout:2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8 / 8 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2 / 5.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac / Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)

Optical Drive

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

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):3000:1
Display Diagonal:27
Display included:N / No / Y
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LED
Full HD:Y
Manual:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178
Windows keys:Y

Packaging Data

Package weight:2.47 / 24.7 / 29.1

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
BIOS type:UEFI AMI
Chipset:Intel B250
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel B150 / Intel B250 / Intel B360 Express / Intel® B250
Product type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2 / 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 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 4 / 7 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

80 PLUS certification:80 PLUS Bronze
Power supply:350 / 450 / 600

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 65
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 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-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 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.6
Processor cache:12 / 6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.6 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7400 / i5-8400 / i7-7700 / i7-7700K / i7-8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 6 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus data transfer rate:8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:100
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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:N / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / 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:126686 / 126687 / 97128 / 97129 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR338 / SR3QS
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 / PCG 2015D

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 3000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5/3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:1000
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 2000 / 2128 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 3256 / 3512 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.5 / 14.8 / 17 / 17.1
Height:10.6 / 14.8 / 17
Package weight:24.7
Weight:14.1 / 17.7 / 177.5 / 21.4 / 24.7
Width:5.04 / 6.69