MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics8.84% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive153% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 29 '17 at 21:20
Run Duration77 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 445
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 682
101% 675 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7972) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4565
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
8.84% Terrible
Lighting 23.2
Reflection 28.8
Parallax 24.6
7% 25.5 fps
MRender 17.6
Gravity 20.4
Splatting 37
10% 25 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.84%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$375
639GB free
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
153% Outstanding
Read 2,642
Write 374
Mixed 623
259% 1,213 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 2.35
90% 20.3 MB/s
Poor: 191%
This bench: 153%
Great: 286%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.3% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 13.1
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 93%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $90

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $940
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