MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive104% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171204
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 22:26
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
71.1% Very good
1-Core 126
2-Core 251
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 457
60% 446 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 327
Reflection 300
Parallax 308
99% 312 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 300
Splatting 236
106% 248 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 240GB-$110
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 397 412 480 423 218 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 449
Write 488
Mixed 350
SusWrite 367
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 39.8
157% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 289
235% 333 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Crucial MX500 2TB-$218
711GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 387 431 463 465 464 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 465
Mixed 413
SusWrite 417
101% 450 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 54.8
189% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 296
239% 338 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Samsung Flash Drive FIT 128GB
62GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 39 38 39 38 39 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 138
Write 52.1
Mixed 49.9
SusWrite 36.3
78% 69 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 2.4
136% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G4D26AFTA.16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 30.8
92% 32.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 27.6
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 94%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 1,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $860
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