MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.4% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:31
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 570
129% 569 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 587
MC Mixed 570
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$379
CLim: 1375 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 188
Parallax 301
76% 236 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 217
Splatting 139
77% 169 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$73
172GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Read 511
Write 422
Mixed 451
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 5.68
129% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 34.3
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 5.53
28% 60.8 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
485GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 192
Write 83.1
Mixed 99.6
93% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.35
122% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 8394 99[2/7/4]199[F/T] 8502 2400 C15 Series 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
79.7% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 23.2
80% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 32
SC Mixed 24.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 90%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 94%
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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 701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $945
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