MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory19.7 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 07:37
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
66.4% Good
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 99.2
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 323
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 420
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1055 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.2
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 161
Parallax 273
75% 220 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 184
Splatting 184
70% 167 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$49
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 507
Write 328
Mixed 345
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 9.35
94% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 9.42
72% 169 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$89
3TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 91%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$63
422GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 148
Mixed 149
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.32
129% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
63GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 152
Write 118
Mixed 113
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.2
93% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 859B BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBR2 24GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
70.6% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 24.1
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 19.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 110
36% 110 ns
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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 977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $829
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