MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics25.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150908
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:36
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU 23%

 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 i5-6600K-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 424
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 426
64% 429 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$84
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1625 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
25.4% Poor
Lighting 70.7
Reflection 77.1
Parallax 90.3
24% 79.4 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 60.6
Splatting 74.3
26% 64.2 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
515GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 152
Write 152
Mixed 138
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.35
138% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$42
151GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 114
Write 104
Mixed 108
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.3
88% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15/8G KHX2400C15D4/8G 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.1% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 21.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 22.2
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 83%
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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 730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,003
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