MSI medium processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all PCs MSI is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the MSI B85C-084EU has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the B85C-084EU. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers of a comparable age and spec to the B85C-084EU is 700MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The MSI B85C-084EU has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4,096 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the B85C-084EU is 2.1TB.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
When compared to other medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the B85C-084EU's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the B85C-084EU is 860GB.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-084EU the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. When compared to other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the B85C-084EU that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the B85C-084EU's total storage capacity of 2,128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus G20AJ (£1,387.79) (3TB).
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the B85C-084EU is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. The MSI B85C-084EU has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.
Two Storage Drives Installed
Most medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago have between 1 and 999 storage drives installed, including the MSI B85C-084EU which has two storage drives installed.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the B85C-084EU the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the B85C-084EU has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released one year ago.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.
Eight Processor Threads
The MSI B85C-084EU is a eight processor thread computer.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 megabytes, the MSI B85C-084EU has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-084EU. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the B85C-084EU is 4.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the MSI B85C-084EU has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-084EU. Medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the B85C-084EU have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The B85C-084EU has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The maximum internal memory of PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 2GB to 520GB.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Only One PS/2 Port
The B85C-084EU is a one PS/2 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the B85C-084EU have one PS/2 port.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The B85C-084EU has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this MSI desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
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At 10 kilograms, the MSI B85C-084EU is quite heavy compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. Comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the B85C-084EU have weights of between 38g and 23kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer was released over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI B85C-084EU has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the B85C-084EU.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Asus M52AD (12GB) which also has a higher rating.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video