MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive74.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime8.4 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 05:33
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
53.6% Above average
1-Core 92
2-Core 198
67% 145 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 375
46% 345 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$48
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 255 190 183 178 191 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 347
Write 397
Mixed 368
SusWrite 222
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 34
118% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 181
149% 213 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 123%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$46
1GB free
Firmware: CC41
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 76.1
Write 155
Mixed 28.6
63% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 1.7
318% 2.47 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 110%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$40
464GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 88 89 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 87.6
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 88.2
61% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.1
188% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 67%
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$40
6GB free
Firmware: CC44
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 67.8
Write 58.4
Mixed 46
43% 57.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 24% Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
67.7% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.6
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 20.5
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 83%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972) Builds (Compare 1,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $860
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HDDRAMUSB
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