MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics16.6% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive95.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 10 '18 at 14:22
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Memory 89.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 217
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 409
56% 408 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.81
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
16.6% Very poor
Lighting 19.9
Reflection 23
Parallax 18.7
16% 20.5 fps
MRender 28.5
Gravity 19.9
Splatting 26
17% 24.8 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
358GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 386 286 363 369 364 380 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 402
Write 438
Mixed 293
SusWrite 358
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42.1
154% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 179
149% 210 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
334GB free
Firmware: DC4A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 155 158 157 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 147
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 156
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$114
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 171 179 179 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 154
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 176
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
WD 1600BEV External 160GB
59GB free, PID 0704
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 40 41 42 42 41 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
20.3% Poor
Read 37.3
Write 37
Mixed 23.5
SusWrite 41
47% 34.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
90% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20.3%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
70.4% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.3
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 20.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 108%

 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 689 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $878
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