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HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this type and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP Z230 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z230. PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z230 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Z230 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Z230 is 7.5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. The HP Z230 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most personal computers of this age and spec. Most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all personal computers that have been available for more than two years.
The worst storage speed across similar types of personal computer is HDD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative SSD desktop computers currently available including the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price] which has better reviews.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
Very Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
With a solid-state drive capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the biggest solid-state drive capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers of this age and spec the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Computers of this age and type have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The HP Z230 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers of this type and age.
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Only Four Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threads.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Z230.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Alienware X51[plb_2447209_price] (1TB).
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Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 8
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
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
Z would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower (Verified Purchase)
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Dr. Phil would recommend the HP Workstation Z230 Tower
I've owned HP Pro (business) version before so I know the quality of this product. You can't beat the price, this will last 6 to 8 years like my last one did. I use it for both personal and... Read more…