MSI has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the PCs of a comparable spec and age to the B85C-085EU the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The B85C-085EU has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the B85C-085EU.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The B85C-085EU has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the B85C-085EU is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of desktop computers that are a similar age to the B85C-085EU is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 890GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the B85C-085EU has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other personal computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-085EU that we have assessed, the B85C-085EU's total storage capacity of 2,128 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The total storage capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the B85C-085EU range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.
+13 More reasons for
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the B85C-085EU the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the B85C-085EU has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the B85C-085EU has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (12GB).
Two Storage Drives Installed
The B85C-085EU is a two storage drive installed personal computer.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the B85C-085EU the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the B85C-085EU has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The B85C-085EU is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the B85C-085EU have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The MSI B85C-085EU has more processor threads than most of the computers that were released around the same time as the B85C-085EU. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread PC compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the B85C-085EU which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the B85C-085EU has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the B85C-085EU.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
The MSI B85C-085EU has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 33GB.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on computers of this age and type.
6 Reasons Against
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many computers of a comparable spec and age 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 desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
Only One PS/2 Port
Most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago have one PS/2 port, including the B85C-085EU which has one PS/2 port.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the B85C-085EU is more than most similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
+3 More reasons against
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The MSI B85C-085EU has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the B85C-085EU. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-085EU is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 210GB.
Only One DisplayPort
The B85C-085EU is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the B85C-085EU have between one and three DisplayPorts.
1 Other reason to consider the MSI B85C-085EU
Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer was released over a year ago.
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 980
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