MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Gaming 118%
Desktop 102%
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics139% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160922
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:38
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-7700K-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 504
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 720
MC Float 803
MC Mixed 768
114% 764 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2527 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 450
Reflection 404
Parallax 466
141% 440 fps
MRender 249
Gravity 428
Splatting 260
137% 312 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 139%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 256GB-$73
161GB free
Firmware: P0801A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 342
Mixed 353
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 88.7
4K Mixed 30.8
137% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 60.3
95% 182 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 87%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$54
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 166
Mixed 157
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.23
109% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x16GB-$357
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 23.5
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 23.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 85%
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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 845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 54%

Motherboard: MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,062
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