MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.8% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2048 x 1536 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:20
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 562
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 535
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 816
MC Mixed 719
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
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 way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.5% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 168
Parallax 237
64% 199 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 169
Splatting 116
60% 138 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 63%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$58
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 (70th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 492
Write 242
Mixed 297
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 17.5
4K Write 62
4K Mixed 5.61
66% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 7.04
58% 135 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 79%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0108
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 117
Write 116
Mixed 91.4
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.38
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.14
101% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 66.7%
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 @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.5% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 13.6
46% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 16.4
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 49.5%
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 729 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,027
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $112
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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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