MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed 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 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150908
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '18 at 20:50
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 90.9
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 444
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 449
68% 450 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36C1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
41.8% Average
Lighting 140
Reflection 118
Parallax 128
42% 129 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.1
42% 96.1 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
139GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 399
Mixed 412
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 43.9
167% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 109
132% 233 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$65
381GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 109
Write 135
Mixed 99.1
86% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.47
120% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 12.1
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.1
38% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 82%
Take a copy of your results

 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: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $824
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $310Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $234Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback