MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics90.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive268% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 1600 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171204
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 10:12
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Memory 87.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 412
57% 415 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-$340
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.2.1
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Lighting 354
Reflection 270
Parallax 610
93% 412 fps
MRender 215
Gravity 336
Splatting 329
90% 293 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 97%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB
719GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT30Q.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1714 1835 1842 1831 1806 1787 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
268% Outstanding
Read 1,061
Write 1,812
Mixed 1,084
SusWrite 1,803
328% 1,440 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 70.7
246% 94.7 MB/s
DQ Read 659
DQ Write 1,125
DQ Mixed 848
655% 877 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 268%
Great: 302%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 21.6
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 20.8
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 109%

 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 393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $849
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