MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics86.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '17 at 23:27
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 561
QC Mixed 536
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 543
82% 545 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$380
CLim: 1111 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Lighting 268
Reflection 161
Parallax 365
94% 265 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 251
Splatting 182
81% 188 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB-$265
746GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 499
Write 226
Mixed 276
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 22.2
130% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 39.7
92% 195 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 86%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$75
362GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 141
Write 184
Mixed 140
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.72
212% 2.28 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 21.1
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 89%
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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 727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,048
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HDDRAMUSB
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