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MSI Aegis RS Specs. $3319 in stock

Operating System Windows 11 Home
Chipset Intel Z590
Processor Intel Core i7-11700K (11th Gen)
CPU 3.6 to 4.9 GHz 8-Core
L3 Cache 16 MB
Memory Type DDR4
Total Installed Memory 32 GB
Memory Configuration 2 x 16 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity 128 GB
Memory Slot Type 288-Pin DIMM
Memory Slots 4 (2 Available)
Buffered Memory No
Graphics Type Dedicated
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 12 GB GDDR6X VRAM
Storage and Expansion
Total Drive Bays 2 x 2.5" (Internal)
2 x 2.5/3.5" (Internal)
SSD Slots 1 x M.2 SATA / PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (In Use)
1 x M.2 SATA / PCIe (Unspecified Interface) x4 (Available)
Total Installed Capacity 4 TB
Solid State Storage 1 x 2 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Hard Disk Storage 1 x 2 TB 3.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
PCI Expansion 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4 [x16 Mechanical]
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1
Optical Drive None
Ports 1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2)
4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
4 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0)
USB Type-C 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1
Display 3 x DisplayPort 1.4a
1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone Output
Built-In Speakers None
Built-In Microphones None
Media/Memory Card Slot None
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Tri-Band (2.4, 5, & 6 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard USB 
Pointing Device USB Mouse
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5 hours ago, Chrisb222 said:


Side question: It looks like you're moving from Mac to PC. Wondering, if so, what made your decision. Thanks

That's true.  I use CA on a Mac Pro and it works very well except real time RT.  I have Windows 10 on my Mac via Parallels.   I use Windows for QuickBooks and Vegas Pro.  Vegas is video editing software.

Parallels does not permit Windows to use the Mac video card.  Editing 4K video is not an option in the present setup.  It worked with HD video but I bought a 4K camcorder last fall.

CA will now be able to real time Ray Trace.

Vegas will have an excellent video card.

QuickBooks will remain in Windows.

The present value of the Mac Pro is about $1,700 even though I bought it in 2017.  I'll wait and see what to do with it.

I still have a MacBook Pro 2019 and an iPhone 12.  Being able to open .PDF drawings and invoices using my phone on the job site is something I want to keep.

I'm sure it's going to be a learning curve integrating the two but I'll figure it out.

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