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MSI B85C-085EU

MSI B85C-085EU 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 2.1TB HDD+SSD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Sturdy, stable and solid, the MSI Nightblade B85 is loaded with the perfect ammunition for PC gamers that do not want to compromise on gaming performance. Housing a highly appraised MSI GAMING... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

MSI has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The B85C-085EU has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the B85C-085EU have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Computers of a similar type and age to the B85C-085EU have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB. The B85C-085EU has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of computers of this age and spec is 930GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB. When compared to other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the B85C-085EU that we have assessed the hard drive capacity of, the MSI B85C-085EU's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of computers of a similar type and age to the B85C-085EU is 840GB. At 2,128 gigabytes, the B85C-085EU has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the B85C-085EU.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the MSI B85C-085EU has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the B85C-085EU the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP 440 MT (3.7GHz and higher rated).

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The B85C-085EU is a two storage drive installed computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Desktop computers of this spec and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the MSI B85C-085EU has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-085EU.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The MSI B85C-085EU is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The B85C-085EU has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the B85C-085EU. Most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the B85C-085EU only have between four and seven processor threads, however this personal computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of PCs of this spec and age is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the B85C-085EU has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B85C-085EU.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the B85C-085EU has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the B85C-085EU. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that came out around the same time as the B85C-085EU is 3GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The B85C-085EU is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the B85C-085EU have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-085EU have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. The MSI B85C-085EU has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the B85C-085EU.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The MSI B85C-085EU has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. Comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the B85C-085EU have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the MSI B85C-085EU has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the B85C-085EU. The max internal memory supported processors of personal computers of this spec and age range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Only One PS/2 Port

Most similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the B85C-085EU have one PS/2 port, including the MSI B85C-085EU which has one PS/2 port.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the B85C-085EU has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago is 4.3GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The B85C-085EU has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec computers that were launched 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.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the B85C-085EU is 8GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the B85C-085EU has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the B85C-085EU has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the B85C-085EU have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

When compared to other personal computers that have been around for more than a year, the system bus data transfer rate of the MSI B85C-085EU of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of desktop computers that were released one year ago is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the B85C-085EU range from 2GB to 790GB. At only 32,768 megabytes, the MSI B85C-085EU has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

With a weight of 10 kilograms, the B85C-085EU is one of the heavier medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the B85C-085EU amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago the weights range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the MSI B85C-085EU

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the MSI B85C-085EU has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the HP 810-477na (£939.99) (12GB).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers b85c085, b85c085e, b85c085eu, nightbladeb85c085eu
Barcodes 04053162960411, 04719072403539

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