MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 91.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive100% 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.
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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180625
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 10 '21 at 23:23
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Memory 94.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 517
71% 517 Pts
64-Core 515
34% 515 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
Gigabyte(1458 4014) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
74.2% Very good
Lighting 95.8
Reflection 132
Parallax 86.2
77% 105 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 82.3
Splatting 74.9
70% 91 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba Q300 480GB-$152
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 270 289 187 260 184 265 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 330
Mixed 370
SusWrite 242
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42.8
161% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 349
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 196
188% 295 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 100%
Great: 99%
Hitachi HDS5C3020ALA632 2TB-$270
1TB free
Firmware: A580
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 115 116 117 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 63.9
Write 65.4
Mixed 42.8
SusWrite 116
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2666 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 25.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 25.5
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 89%

 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 661 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $916
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