MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 04:56
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i3-6100-$120
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
63.4% Good
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 281
QC Mixed 301
65% 287 Pts
MC Int 268
MC Float 296
MC Mixed 277
42% 280 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 90.8
Parallax 152
40% 120 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 98
Splatting 91.1
36% 84.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$38
298GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 104
Write 97.8
Mixed 106
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.41
91% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 59%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
237GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 139
Mixed 129
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.25
78% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.4% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 15.4
MC Mixed 13.2
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 14
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 44.4%
Great: 91%
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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 875 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $920
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