MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% 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 Drive93.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
13 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 09:33
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 412
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 552
83% 552 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 442
Reflection 391
Parallax 413
134% 416 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 422
Splatting 252
134% 306 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP610 256GB-$100
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N0815B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 285 286 283 288 287 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 266
Mixed 250
SusWrite 282
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 39
149% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 180
158% 235 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 97%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB-$8
11GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 9.7 10 11 9.5 11 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 64.9
Write 27.3
Mixed 7
SusWrite 9.8
28% 27.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.9
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
36% 3 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
79.7% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 23.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 117%
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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 875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $89

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $920
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