MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.6% 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 Drive125% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 18 '21 at 06:19
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Memory 93.2
1-Core 141
2-Core 268
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 558
75% 553 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
81.6% Excellent
Lighting 102
Reflection 110
Parallax 101
82% 104 fps
MRender 95.6
Gravity 101
Splatting 98.5
81% 98.3 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 292 321 320 321 322 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 494
Mixed 406
SusWrite 294
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 66.2
228% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 125%
Great: 124%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA632 1TB-$65
166GB free
Firmware: JP4OA41B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 80 80 81 80 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 74
Write 70.5
Mixed 48.7
SusWrite 80
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 04EF TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 04EF TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
78.8% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 23.8
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 24.8
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 81%

 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 661 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: $918
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