Amongst desktop computers of a similar type and age, this personal computer is one of the most highly awarded.
The editors of three expert review sites liked this desktop computer. This personal computer received a "Gold Award" from Hardware.info and it received a "Recommended" award from Nexthardware.com. This computer also received a "Platinum Performance" award from Techstation.it.
This desktop computer received an "Efficiency Award" from Hardzone.es.
Good Expert Reviews
The average expert rating of this medium processor core computer is 82 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including maximumpc.com, Tweak.dk, kitguru.net and nexthardware.com. This puts this computer in the top 17% of all the computers of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.
MSI Personal Computers Have Good Reviews
MSI medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers MSI is one of the superior brands.
A number of MSI Nightblade B85C owners who purchased this PC agreed that it was good value for money. Back2gaming.com wrote in their review of the MSI Nightblade B85C “The biggest concern anyone looking at the MSI Nightblade is price and at 350$ for the B85 model”. Back2gaming.com also wrote “The Z97 Nightblade offers the best value in terms of featu”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year is 860GB. The MSI Nightblade B85C has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£287.97) which has better reviews.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers that were released more than a year ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The MSI Nightblade B85C is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
11 Reasons Against
Not Good in Terms of Size
One customer concluded that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert review site Modders-Inc.com said two years ago “Remember the days when going to a LAN party you had to load up your heavy steel case”.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Nightblade B85C has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that have been available for more than a year. 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£287.97).
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash) which is also higher rated.
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 PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Only One PS/2 Port
The Nightblade B85C is a one PS/2 port desktop computer.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the MSI Nightblade B85C is more than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Nightblade B85C has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Nightblade B85C. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that came out around the same time as the Nightblade B85C is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.8GB.
Only One DisplayPort
Most similar spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the MSI Nightblade B85C which has one DisplayPort.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Nightblade B85C the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. At only 2,048 megabytes, the Nightblade B85C has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Nightblade B85C.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Nightblade B85C have between four and seven processor threads, including the MSI Nightblade B85C which has four processor threads.
Only One ESATA Port
The Nightblade B85C is a one ESATA port computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Nightblade B85C have one ESATA port.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when MSI released the Nightblade B85C.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Nightblade B85C has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Nightblade B85C.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£287.97) which has better reviews.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the MSI Nightblade Z97 (4GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Nightblade B85C has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£287.97).
PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the MSI Nightblade Z97 (1.1TB and higher rated).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the MSI Nightblade B85C has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Nightblade B85C.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
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 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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
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
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
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