MSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics64.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
Very high background CPU (55%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7972
MotherboardMSI Z170M MORTAR (MS-7972)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit 色彩
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150908
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 09 '19 at 08:22
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User TWN-User
Background CPU 55%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$144
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
42.7% Average
1-Core 90.9
2-Core 151
59% 121 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 305
36% 274 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
64.5% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 174
Parallax 209
62% 193 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 184
Splatting 124
66% 153 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
506GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 129 139 141 111 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 131
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 108%
Toshiba MD04ACA600 6TB-$250
3.5TB free
Firmware: FS2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 196 186 197 183 196 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 58% Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905625-029.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 20.6
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 93
43% 93 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 80%
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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 1,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $860
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