MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '17 at 13:09
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$283
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 381
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 640
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 183
Parallax 200
61% 196 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 132
76% 157 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$480
598GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 448
Mixed 478
108% 484 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 26.6
150% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 26.7
69% 135 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 123%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$135
84GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 136
Write 109
Mixed 107
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 84%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$85
64GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 158
Write 95
Mixed 96.8
87% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.31
94% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$124
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 21.8
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 23.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 72.8%
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 532 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) - $96

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $863
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $320Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $215Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $175
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $35
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $137SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
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