MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2048 x 1536 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:29
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$308
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 537
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 538
123% 541 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 773
MC Mixed 735
109% 729 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 105%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1242 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.9% Good
Lighting 187
Reflection 164
Parallax 240
64% 197 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 168
Splatting 115
59% 136 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$60
70GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
63.6% Good
Read 505
Write 175
Mixed 214
65% 298 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 86.3
4K Mixed 4.28
89% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 6.32
56% 128 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 79%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0108
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 108
Write 116
Mixed 87.1
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.42
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.14
102% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.2% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 13.4
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 104%
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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 727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,050
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $308Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $113
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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