MSI B85I Gaming
MSI B85I Gaming
Top 51%505 points
Top 51%
Top specs and features

MSI B85I Gaming: 29 facts and highlights

1. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
1600MHz
ASRock Z270 Taichi: 21233MHz

2. Easy to overclock

Overclocking your system is normally quite a complicated procedure, but some manufacturers provide a button or a program where one click will automatically overclock your computer, giving you increased performance.
MSI B85I Gaming
17% have it

3. Signal-to-Noise ratio (DAC)

When an audio chipset converts a digital audio signal to an analogue one (for example when playing an MP3 on your speakers), a certain amount of noise is added. A higher SNR means that there is less added noise and the audio quality is better.
115dB
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 5: 123dB

4. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
16GB
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 1024GB

5. SATA 3 connectors

SATA is an interface used to connect mass storage devices such as hard drives and Blu-ray drives. SATA 3 has a native transfer rate of 6 Gbit/s, which is twice as fast as SATA 2, the previous revision. This is particularly useful if you use an SSD as it can perform at higher speeds.
4
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 12

6. PCIe 3.0 x16 slots

PCIe slots allow you to connect peripherals to the motherboard, most commonly graphics cards but also others such as sound cards and network cards. The ‘x16’ represents the number of lanes it has, with more lanes supporting higher data transfer rates. PCIe 3.0 offers higher transfer rates than PCIe 2.0, and can give increased performance.
1
Gigabyte GA-7PESH3: 8

7. USB 2.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 2.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt: 10

8. fan headers

Fan headers are connection points on the motherboard that cooling fans can be connected to. Fans can also be connected straight to the power supply, but when connected to the motherboard you gain much finer control over them through software.
1
Asus Sabertooth X99: 12

9. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI B85I Gaming
74% have it

10. memory slots

More memory slots (also known as DIMM slots) allow you to add more RAM to your computer. It is also useful when upgrading, as you can add RAM to an empty slot instead of replacing an existing memory module.
2
Asus Z10PE-D16 WS: 16

11. USB 3.0 ports (through expansion)

The motherboard has USB 3.0 headers, which are pin connections that you can connect additional USB ports to.
2
Asus X79 Deluxe: 8

12. height

170mm
Asus Tinker Board: 53.3mm

13. USB 3.0 ports

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
2
Asus Z87-Pro: 14

14. USB 2.0 ports

More USB 2.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 2.0.
4
Asus Sabertooth 990FX: 10

15. Has S/PDIF Out port

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
MSI B85I Gaming
65% have it

16. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Asus Z97-Deluxe/USB 3.1: 2

17. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
2
MSI 990FXA-GD80: 8

18. RJ45 ports

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.
1
Gigabyte GA-6LXSV: 5

19. Easy to reset BIOS

The motherboard has a button or switch on the rear panel to clear the CMOS, which resets the BIOS to factory settings. This is useful if something goes wrong with the BIOS which stops your computer from booting, as you can reset the BIOS without opening the case to access the CMOS jumper.
MSI B85I Gaming
65% have it

20. Has TPM connector

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a component that greatly increases security. One example is that it allows encryption keys to be created in a secure environment, minimising the risk of a hacker gaining access.
MSI B85I Gaming
62% have it

21. DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
1
MSI B150M Bazooka D3: 1

22. width

170mm
Asus Tinker Board: 86.4mm

23. eSATA ports

eSATA is an external version of SATA, an interface designed for connecting a computer to mass storage devices such as hard drives.
1
Asus Z87-A: 6

24. audio connectors

More connectors means that more audio devices such as speakers or microphones can be connected.
6
EVGA Classified SR-2: 10

25. audio channels

Each channel is a separate stream of audio information. More channels can provide a more realistic experience, such as providing surround sound.
8
Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z5: 10

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