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Review: MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 (MS-B939)

The MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 (MS-B939) is a gaming PC that looks to have come straight out of a sci-fi movie setup. While the whole design of the gaming PC looks exciting, its internal specs are even more surprising. While the MEG Aegis Ti5 is available in a couple of variants, the review unit we received came packed with a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900L processor running at a clock speed of 3.20-GHz.

You also get 32GB of RAM, 3TB HDD storage, and 2TB SSD storage. Graphics meanwhile is handled by an MSI Nvidia RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC (10GB) – so you can expect powerhouse performance when it comes to graphics-intensive tasks such as gaming, video rendering, content creation, and so on. During our tests, the MEG Aegix Ti5 offered amazing performance with excellent cooling and noise balance, thus affording us an excellent FPS performance and smooth gameplay.

The overall design of the MEG Aegis Ti5 is unique – on the front of the casing, you will find a dial with a screen on it. MSI calls this, the HMI Gaming Dial. This is the first of its kind gaming dial with a built-in LED panel, which MSI claims is inspired by a sports car dashboard. using this, you will be able to operate the system, start up games, provide real-time information about the system, switch between performance modes, and so much more.

You can also use the Gaming Dial to control the volume and RGB lighting on the gaming machine, by assigning the appropriate settings in the pre-installed MSI Dragon Center software. What’s more, you can even personalise the panel with different GIF animations, which is especially useful during “show-off” sessions. Out of the box, the MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 comes with the MSI mascot animation – the red dragon did look adorable.

And the casing’s curved top looks a bit like a shark fin, which then culminates in a carrying handle. The system stands securely on a metal base, which looks a bit like speakers but is in fact a design element. On the sides of the casing, you will find metal mesh for better cooling of the internals and airflow. You will also find RGB on both sides, the front, and the top. The MSI logo on the front is also in RGB, which is placed right below the gaming dial.

In terms of I/O ports, you get a boatload. On the top, just above the HMI Gaming Dial, you get ports such as USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, Mic-in, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. On the rear, you get the ports such as two USB 2.0 Type-A, a PS/2 port, an HDMI 1.4 port, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, two RJ45 (one 2.5G and one Gigabit) ports, five audio ports and a S/PDIF. You also get three DisplayPort and one HDMI port.

The power supply on this one is the 750W 80 Plus Gold variant, while the cooling of the internals is handled by the 240mm MSI AIO liquid cooler. Wireless connectivity is provided by Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and Bluetooth 5.1 standards.

Considering the strong internals packed into the MSI MEG Aegis Ti5, performance is not an issue. The gaming PC was able to handle all sorts of games we threw at it. Since the graphics are handled by an MSI NVidia RTX 3080 Ventus 3X OC (10GB), the gaming PC was able to smoothly run AAA games, including Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, at a stable 60 FPS with maximum graphics settings. Even less demanding games such as World of Warcraft: Shadowlands ran quite well without any hassle whatsoever.

To understand the real-world performance of the MSI MEG Aegis Ti5, we ran a few benchmarks such as Cinebench R23, PCMark 10, and CPUZ. What we ended up with was quite surprising – top-notch performance in all three benchmarks.

In Cinebench R23, we scored 21182 points in the multi-core tests, while single-core tests clocked 1819 points, as seen below:

In PCMark 10, we clocked a total of 8675 points as seen below:

In CPU-Z single thread performance, we clocked 784 points, while in CPU-Z multi-thread tests, we scored 10940 points, as seen below:

So as you can see from the benchmark results above, the MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 is more than capable of doing the job it promises on paper. For a price point that starts at AED 20,759, it isn’t a gaming PC for everyone. However, the MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 comes packed with some of the most powerful hardware available on the market right now. In addition, it offers a very unique design for a gaming PC, a very good port selection including Thunderbolt 3 and Type-C, and the very useful HMI Gaming Dial. The MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 thus comes across as highly recommended.

Price: AED 20,759 onwards
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MSI MEG Aegis Ti5 (MS-B939) AED 20,759 onwards
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The overall design of the MEG Aegis Ti5 is unique – on the front of the casing, you will find a dial with a screen on it. MSI calls this, the HMI Gaming Dial. This is the first of its kind gaming dial with a built-in LED panel, which MSI claims is inspired by a sports car dashboard. Using this, you will be able to operate the system, start-up games, provide real-time information about the system, switch between performance modes, and so much more.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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