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Fujitsu W530 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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If you need a powerful entry-level workstation, Fujitsu's CELSIUS W530 is the ideal choice. The FUJITSU CELSIUS W530 workstation gives you the graphics capabilities and performance you need for... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Fujitsu W530 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the W530 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Price Has Dropped by £160.41

In the last 13 days the W530 has dropped in price by £160.41.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of personal computers of a similar type and age to the W530 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Fujitsu W530 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

If you want a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_3068314_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Desktop computers of this age and type have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Fujitsu W530 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the W530.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Alienware X51[plb_2501842_price], and the HP Z230[plb_2735174_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo H50[plb_2963587_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The Fujitsu W530 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the W530 have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Fujitsu W530 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Fujitsu W530 is a two 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and type have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Fujitsu W530 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the W530. Most of the PCs that were released around the same time as the W530 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this Fujitsu personal computer has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of PCs of this spec and age range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. The Fujitsu W530 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Fujitsu W530 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. Personal computers that were released one year ago have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 4.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3GB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most computers of this spec and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Fujitsu W530 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Fujitsu W530 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the W530 is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Fujitsu W530 is more than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the W530.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Fujitsu W530 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this spec and age. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the W530.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Fujitsu W530 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Fujitsu W530 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the PCs that were launched around the same time as the W530 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers of this age and spec. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative HDD personal computers currently available including the Fujitsu Esprimo E920[plb_2399576_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini[plb_3070061_price] (SSD), or the DELL 7040[plb_3072619_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Fujitsu W530 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the W530 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Fujitsu W530 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the W530. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the W530 the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the W530 that we have checked the system bus data transfer rate of, the Fujitsu W530's system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the W530 is 7.5kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg. The Fujitsu W530 is one of the heavier medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the W530 (11 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Fujitsu W530

Released Over a Year Ago

Fujitsu released the W530 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Fujitsu W530 has a fairly average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the W530.

We compared all the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers to this computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the Alienware X51[plb_2501842_price], and the HP Z230[plb_2735174_price] is also worth considering.

If this computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo H50[plb_2963587_price] (2TB), or the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3192160_price] (2TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Fujitsu W530 has a relatively typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative 8GB memory personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper PCs such as the Alienware X51[plb_2501842_price], or the HP Z230[plb_2735174_price].

If this Fujitsu desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3192159_price] (12GB and cheaper), or the HP 800 G2[plb_3797297_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Execution Unit
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Supplied
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Form Factor
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(2)
12 January 2015

Conservatively styled, the Celsius W530 is a very nice little entry-level workstation that we could see being used to run a mix of CAD/CAM, image editing and other graphics-intensive applications...

Fast Haswell, based Xeon processor
Nvidia Quadro 2200 graphics
SSD boot disk plus good quality keyboard and mouse
Fast Haswellbased Xeon processor
Single processor socket only
No support for DD 4 memory
Poor quality speaker
11 January 2015

Unlikely ever to be found being used in the Pixar studios, an entry-level workstation like the Celsius W530 has its place in less demanding environments and we were impressed by what it was able...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers fujitsu p220276, fujitsu e31241v3, fujitsu p220276p, fujitsu b4y9za00, fujitsu e31271v3, fujitsu b4y9zs00, fujitsu vfyw5300w480, fujitsu vfyw5300w480p, fujitsu vfyw5300w480pg, fujitsu vfyw5300w480pgb
Barcodes 04053026729826, 04053162935655, 04054681929668, 04054681939605, 04054681940519, 04054681949604

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