Apple Mac Pro vs HP Z440

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Apple Mac Pro
HP Z440

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Reasons For

12 Reasons For
Four more processor cores Edit
The number of processor cores on the Apple Mac Pro is 12.00, but the HP Z440 only has eight processor cores. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

24.00 processor threads Edit
The number of processor threads on the Apple Mac Pro is 24.00, but the HP Z440 only has 16.00 processor threads.
3GT/s higher system bus data transfer rate Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is an 8GT/s bus data transfer rate PC, whereas the HP Z440 is only a 5GT/s bus data transfer rate PC (3GT/s lower). Read more

A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.

34% bigger processor cache Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is a 30MB processor cache PC. That's 10MB bigger than the HP Z440 (20MB).
WiFi Edit
The Apple Mac Pro supports WiFi, however the HP Z440 does not support WiFi. Read more

Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.

One more Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports, however the HP Z440 only has one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

Two CPUs configuration (max) Edit
The Apple Mac Pro takes two CPUs configuration (max), however the HP Z440 only takes one CPU configuration (max).
2x lighter Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a weight of 5kg. That's 6kg lighter than the HP Z440 (11kg).
73% shorter Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a height of 251mm. That's 181mm shorter than the HP Z440 (432mm).
Two times shallower Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is a 167mm deep PC. That's 278mm shallower than the HP Z440 (445mm).
Moderately narrower Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is a 167mm wide PC, whereas the HP Z440 is a 169mm wide PC (2mm wider).
Better expert reviews
Based on 47 reviews, the average expert review score of the Apple Mac Pro is 75%, but the average rating of the HP Z440 is 70% (based on 3 reviews).
11 Reasons For
0.3GHz faster processor clock speed Edit
The HP Z440 has a processor clock speed of 3GHz, whereas the Apple Mac Pro is only a 2.7GHz processor clock speed PC (0.3GHz slower). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

8.3GB/s faster max memory bandwidth supported processor Edit
The HP Z440 is a 68GB/s max memory bandwidth supported processor PC. That's 8.3GB/s faster than the Apple Mac Pro (68GB/s).
A lot faster memory clock speed supported by processor Edit
The HP Z440 is a 1,333MHz memory clock speed supported processor PC, whereas the Apple Mac Pro is only an 800MHz memory clock speed supported processor PC (533MHz slower).
A lot bigger internal memory Edit
The HP Z440 has an internal memory of 32GB, however the Apple Mac Pro is only a 16GB memory PC (16GB smaller). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

Faster memory clock speed Edit
The HP Z440 has a memory clock speed of 2,133MHz, but the Apple Mac Pro is only a 1,866MHz memory clock speed PC (267MHz slower). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

A lot bigger maximum internal memory Edit
The HP Z440 has a maximum internal memory of 128GB, whereas the Apple Mac Pro is only a 64GB maximum internal memory PC (64GB smaller). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

50% bigger total storage capacity Edit
The HP Z440 is a 512GB total storage capacity PC. That's 256GB bigger than the Apple Mac Pro (512GB). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

Eight USB 3.0 ports Edit
The HP Z440 has eight USB 3.0 ports, however the Apple Mac Pro only has four USB 3.0 ports. Read more

The number of USB 3.0 ports (sockets). USB 3.0 was released in November 2008. The standard defines a new SuperSpeed mode with a signaling speed of 5 Gbit/s and a usable data rate of up to 4 Gbit/s. A USB 3.0 port is usually colored blue, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Four more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports Edit
The HP Z440 has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however the Apple Mac Pro only has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
1 newer Intel Identity Protection Technology version Edit
The HP Z440 has an Intel Identity Protection Technology version of 1, whereas the Apple Mac Pro is only a unknown Intel Identity Protection Technology version PC (1 older).
Better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the HP Z440 is 100%, however the average rating of the Apple Mac Pro is 91% (based on 173 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
12% slower processor clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a processor clock speed of 2.7GHz, however the HP Z440 is a 3GHz processor clock speed PC (0.3GHz faster). Read more

The speed that the microprocessor executes each instruction or each vibration of the clock. The CPU requires a fixed number of clock ticks, or cycles, to execute each instruction. The faster the clocks rate, the faster the CPU, or the faster it can execute instructions. Clock Speeds are usually determined in MHz, 1 MHz representing 1 million cycles per second, or in GHz, 1 GHz representing 1 thousand million cycles per second. The higher the CPU speed, the better a computer will perform.

A higher processor clock speed means that the computer can complete more calculations every second which means that applications will run faster.

14% slower max memory bandwidth supported processor Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is a 59.7GB/s max memory bandwidth supported processor PC. That's 8.3GB/s slower than the HP Z440 (68GB/s).
Vastly slower memory clock speed supported by processor Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a memory clock speed supported by processor of 800MHz, however the HP Z440 is a 1,333MHz memory clock speed supported processor PC (533MHz faster).
Smaller internal memory Edit
Apple Mac Pro is only 16GB memory, but the HP Z440 is a 32GB memory PC (16GB bigger). Read more

A computer's memory which is directly accessible to the CPU.

A higher internal memory will allow the computer to run more quickly.

267MHz slower memory clock speed Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a memory clock speed of 1,866MHz, whereas the HP Z440 is a 2,133MHz memory clock speed PC (267MHz faster). Read more

The frequency at which the memory (e.g. RAM) runs.

Vastly smaller maximum internal memory Edit
The Apple Mac Pro has a maximum internal memory of 64GB, however the HP Z440 is a 128GB maximum internal memory PC (64GB bigger). Read more

The maximum internal memory which is available in the product.

256GB smaller total storage capacity Edit
The Apple Mac Pro is a 256GB total storage capacity PC. That's 256GB smaller than the HP Z440 (512GB). Read more

The total internal storage capacity is the space available for the computer to store documents, media and applications.

A bigger internal storage capacity means that you can store more applications, documents and media on the computer.

Only four USB 3.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 3.0 ports on the Apple Mac Pro is four, but the HP Z440 only has eight USB 3.0 ports. Read more

The number of USB 3.0 ports (sockets). USB 3.0 was released in November 2008. The standard defines a new SuperSpeed mode with a signaling speed of 5 Gbit/s and a usable data rate of up to 4 Gbit/s. A USB 3.0 port is usually colored blue, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0.

Four less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports Edit
The number of USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports on the Apple Mac Pro is four, but the HP Z440 only has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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Older by four months
The Apple Mac Pro is four months older than the HP Z440.
User review Rating is Worse
The Apple Mac Pro has an average user score of 91%, but the HP Z440 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Four less processor cores Edit
The HP Z440 has eight processor cores, however the Apple Mac Pro only has 12.00 processor cores. Read more

The number of central processing units ('cores') in a processor. Some processors have 1 core, others have 2 (e.g. Intel Core Duo) or more (e.g. the Intel Xeon E7-2850 has 10 cores).

A greater number of processor cores will allow the computer to run faster.

Only 16.00 processor threads Edit
The HP Z440 has 16.00 processor threads, however the Apple Mac Pro only has 24.00 processor threads.
3GT/s lower system bus data transfer rate Edit
HP Z440 is only 5GT/s bus data transfer rate, but the Apple Mac Pro is an 8GT/s bus data transfer rate PC (3GT/s higher). Read more

A bus is a communication system that transfers data between components inside a computer, or between computers. The system bus rate is the speed at which data is transferred in this communication system.

50% smaller processor cache Edit
The HP Z440 is a 20MB processor cache PC. That's 10MB smaller than the Apple Mac Pro (20MB).
Does not support WiFi Edit
The HP Z440 does not support WiFi, however the Apple Mac Pro supports WiFi. Read more

Popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data or connect to the internet wirelessly using radio waves.

One less Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port Edit
The HP Z440 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port PC, whereas the Apple Mac Pro only has two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports. Read more

Number of Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports allow a computer to connect to the ethernet.

Only one CPU configuration (max) Edit
The HP Z440 is a PC that takes one CPUs configuration (max), whereas the Apple Mac Pro only takes two CPUs configuration (max).
Heavier Edit
The HP Z440 is an 11kg heavy PC. That's 6kg heavier than the Apple Mac Pro (11kg).
42% taller Edit
The HP Z440 is a 432mm high PC. That's 181mm taller than the Apple Mac Pro (432mm).
Deeper Edit
HP Z440 is 445mm deep. That's 278mm deeper than the Apple Mac Pro (445mm).
A little wider Edit
HP Z440 is 169mm wide, but the Apple Mac Pro is a 167mm wide PC (2mm narrower).
Expert review Rating is Worse
The HP Z440's average expert score is only 70%, however the Apple Mac Pro's is 75% (based on 47 reviews).

Awards

7 Awards
alphr.com: Recommended
computershopper.com: Editor's Choice
maclife.com: Awesome Award
MacPro.se: Recommended
macworld.co.uk: Editor's Choice
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
stuff.tv: Hot Buy
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Date Released

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Processor

Processor Core
12
BEST
8
Processor Family
 Intel Xeon
 Intel Xeon
Processor Clock Speed
2.7GHz 3GHz
BEST
PCI Express Slots Version
 3.0
 3.0
Processor Thread
24
BEST
16
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
8GT/s
BEST
5GT/s
Processor Cache Level
 L3
 L3
Processor Cache
30MB
BEST
20MB
Processor Socket
 LGA2011
 Socket R (LGA 2011)
 LGA 2011-v3
 LGA2011
 Socket R (LGA 2011)
 LGA 2011-v3
Maximum Turbo Frequency
3.5GHz 3.5GHz
Processor Model
 E5-2697V2
 E5-1660
 E5-1660V3
 E5-2697V2
 E5-1660
 E5-1660V3
BEST
Processor That Supports ECC
 Processor that supports ECC
 Processor that supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
 Quad
 Quad
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
59.7GB/s 68GB/s
BEST
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
800MHz 1,333MHz
BEST
Memory Type Supported Processor
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR4-SDRAM
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
768GB 768GB
Tcase
86°C 65.9°C
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
40 40
Stepping
Unknown - Click to provide data R2
QPI Link
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Processor Operating Mode
 64-bit
 64-bit
Processor Codename
 Ivy Bridge
 Haswell
 Ivy Bridge
 Haswell
Processor Lithography
22nm 22nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130W 140W
Bus Type
 QPI
 QPI
Processor Cache Type
 Smart Cache
 Smart Cache
Processor Installed
 Processor installed
 Processor installed

Memory

Internal Memory
16GB 32GB
BEST
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
 Error checking and correcting (ECC)
 Error checking and correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1,866MHz 2,133MHz
BEST
Memory Slot
 4x DIMM
 8x DIMM
 4x DIMM
 8x DIMM
BEST
Memory Layout
 4 x 4
 4 x 8
 4 x 4
 4 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
64GB 128GB
BEST
Internal Memory Type
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR4-SDRAM
 DDR3-SDRAM
 DDR4-SDRAM
BEST

Storage

Total Storage Capacity
256GB 512GB
BEST
Storage Medium
 Flash
 SSD
 Flash
 SSD
Solid-State Drive Interface
 PCI Express
 PCI Express 2.0
 PCI Express
 PCI Express 2.0
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 512GB
Solid State Drive Installed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Integrated Card Reader
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated card reader

Optical Drive

Optical Drive
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Optical Drive Type
 DVD Super Multi
 DVD Super Multi
BEST

Graphics

Discrete Graphics Adapter
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
6.1GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
 GDDR5
BEST
 GDDR5
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
 AMD FirePro D300
 AMD FirePro D300
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
2TB Unknown - Click to provide data

Operating System/software

Operating System
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Recovery Operating System
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1
 Windows 8
 Windows 8.1 Pro
 Windows 8.1

Networking

Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
WiFi
 WiFi
BEST
 WiFi
Cabling Technology
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
 1000
 100
 10
 1000
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN Connection
 Ethernet LAN connection
 Ethernet LAN connection

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Out Port
1 1
Microphone in Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in port
Line-Out Port
 Line-out port
 Line-out port
Line-In Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Line-in port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
2
BEST
1
HDMI Version
 1.4
BEST
 1.4
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DVI port
Thunderbolt 2 Port
6 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 3.0 Port
4 8
BEST
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
4 8
BEST

Design

Chassis Type
 Desktop
 Mini Tower
 Tower
 Desktop
 Mini Tower
 Tower
Case Placement
 Vertical
 Vertical
Case Colour
 Black
 Black
Water Cooling System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Water cooling system

Performance

Motherboard Chipset
 Intel C612
 Intel C612
Product Type
 Workstation
 Workstation

Processor Special Features

Physical Address Extension (PAE)
46 46
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Intell identity protection technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology
 Intel Hyper-Threading technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
 Intel Turbo Boost technology
 Intel Turbo Boost technology
Intel VPro Technology
 Intel vPro technology
 Intel vPro technology
Intel 64
 Intel 64
 Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology
Intel Secure Key
 Intel Secure Key
 Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
 Intel AES New Instructions
 Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
1 1
OS Guard
Unknown - Click to provide data
 OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
1 1
Execute Disable Bit
 Execute disable bit
 Execute disable bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
 Intel trusted execution technology
 Intel trusted execution technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
 Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
 Intel virtualization technology (VT-x)
 Intel virtualization technology (VT-x)
Instruction Set
 AVX
 AVX
Intel Enhanced Halt State
 Intel enhanced halt state
 Intel enhanced halt state
Processor Code
Unknown - Click to provide data SR20N
Scalability
 2S
 1S
 2S
 1S
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
 Intel virtualization technology for directed I/O
 Intel virtualization technology for directed I/O
Processor Package Size
52.5mm 52.5mm
CPU Configuration (max)
2
BEST
1
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
 Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
1 1
Processor ARK ID
75283 82766

Power

Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Input Frequency
50/60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply
450W 700W

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5kg
BEST
11kg
Height
251mm
BEST
432mm
Depth
167mm
BEST
445mm
Width
167mm
BEST
169mm

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 47 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Altitude
0 - 5000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Relative Humidity Operating Range
5 - 95 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

EPEAT Compliance
 Gold
BEST
 Gold
Energy Star Certified
 Energy Star certified
 Energy Star certified

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 AC
BEST
 AC
Display Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Display included

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology
 VT-x
 VT-d
 VT-x
 VT-d
Maximum Internal Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 786.4GB
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
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