MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics80.7% 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 Drive56.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory0.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160922
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateSep 10 '20 at 14:19
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 16%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Memory 58.4
1-Core 74.7
2-Core 175
58% 103 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 326
45% 327 Pts
64-Core 271
18% 271 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.7% Excellent
Lighting 314
Reflection 293
Parallax 335
83% 314 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 298
Splatting 233
81% 244 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$71
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 144 147 150 148 148 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 424
Write 424
Mixed 166
SusWrite 146
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 48
4K Mixed 20.1
78% 28.6 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 22.6
51% 104 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 93%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$70
559GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 111 112 113 113 113 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 141
Write 110
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 112
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 23.1
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 16.4
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 132
30% 132 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61%
Great: 86%

 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 409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $816
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $180Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $142Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $275Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $544SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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