MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 88%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics96.6% 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 Drive109% 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime9.5 Days
Run DateMay 06 '21 at 17:17
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
88% Excellent
Memory 97.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 255
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 652
69% 539 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 88%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
MSI(1462 C304) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2103 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.92
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.6% Outstanding
Lighting 119
Reflection 127
Parallax 116
96% 121 fps
MRender 91.3
Gravity 126
Splatting 112
97% 110 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$59
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 432 437 441 439 440 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 438
Mixed 343
SusWrite 436
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.9
154% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 253
216% 315 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 109%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 98 98 96 97 97 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 95
SusWrite 97.6
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
262GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 102 103 102 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 173
Write 138
Mixed 98.2
SusWrite 102
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
228% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 28
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.6
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 29.5
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 49.1
81% 49.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 107%

 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 662 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $916
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HDDRAMUSB
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