MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 95.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2048 x 1536 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:09
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 452
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 807
MC Mixed 698
107% 717 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1242 MHz, MLim: 1650 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 191
Reflection 168
Parallax 237
64% 199 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 170
Splatting 116
60% 138 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$29
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 493
Write 176
Mixed 180
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 4.66
83% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 192
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 0.86
49% 119 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 75%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0108
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
66% Good
Read 115
Write 114
Mixed 92.4
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.65
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.14
109% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 66%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.6% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 17.1
MC Mixed 13.5
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 54.8
73% 54.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 105%
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 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 968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $842
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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