MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive111% 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.
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.
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 11 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 10 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:52
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 473
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 703
104% 694 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 437
Reflection 384
Parallax 410
132% 410 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 409
Splatting 245
131% 298 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 131%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 400
Mixed 414
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 45.6
180% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 28.6
83% 177 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 4TB
957GB free
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
153% Outstanding
Read 331
Write 200
Mixed 186
178% 239 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.87
4K Mixed 0.47
179% 1.88 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 153%
Great: 220%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3400 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3333 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 38.4
MC Write 42.3
MC Mixed 35
110% 38.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 47.5
SC Mixed 32.9
98% 34.3 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 109%
Great: 142%
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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 866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $917
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