MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 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 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics113% 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 Drive76.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory22.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJul 28 '21 at 01:37
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Memory 89.6
1-Core 106
2-Core 224
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 486
56% 429 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 142
Reflection 142
Parallax 135
115% 140 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 143
Splatting 0.2
110% 85.6 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500GB
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 415000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 208 153 202 207 131 MB/s
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
76.3% Very good
Read 282
Write 230
Mixed 209
SusWrite 190
51% 228 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 38.7
122% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 225
198% 299 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 113%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
124GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 405 409 338 260 253 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 411
Mixed 372
SusWrite 349
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 92.1
4K Mixed 55.1
176% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 289
227% 313 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 109%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$150
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 134 134 137 135 136 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
41.9% Average
Read 12.2
Write 17.7
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 133
34% 46.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.2
87% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 92%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$70
100GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 61 70 71 77 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 99
Write 108
Mixed 69
SusWrite 70.4
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 86%
V7 Data Drive 2.0 8GB
7GB free, PID 200f
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 16.7
Write 8.3
Mixed 4.5
10% 9.83 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 2% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23.6
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 22.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 43: 5R 3G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
43% 24% 70 269 173 60 21.5" 1920 1080 ACI22FA VE228
Typical Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 744 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $896
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