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HP has good average ratings for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on latest medium processor core computers.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z230 SFF range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Z230 SFF has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 SFF.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Computers that were released around the same time as the Z230 SFF have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.5GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 320GB. At 1,024 gigabyte, the Z230 SFF has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The Z230 SFF is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 SFF have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most latest comparable spec computers have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the HP Z230 SFF which has two 5.25" bays.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Z230 SFF is more than most latest similar spec personal computers. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that were released in the last year.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many new desktop computers.
At only 100 millimeters, the Z230 SFF is quite short compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 SFF. The average height of recently released desktop computers is 300mm, and the heights range from 10mm to 530mm.
6 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z230 SFF is 33GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Z230 SFF has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on new medium processor core computers.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Z230 SFF has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z230 SFF range from 510MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.
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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
The HP Z230 SFF is a one PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot PC. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 SFF have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Z230 SFF has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other latest similar spec PCs.
6 Other reasons to consider the HP Z230 SFF
Released Twelve Months Ago
This personal computer was released twelve months ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the HP Z230 SFF has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Z240 (£1,359.94) (3.4GHz), or the Z240 (£1,091.84) (3.4GHz) both from HP.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Z230 SFF has a pretty standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers.
We compared all the other 1TB hard drive capacity PCs to this desktop computer and we think the DELL XPS 8700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Z230 SFF has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z230 SFF.
There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 8700 which has better reviews.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the Z230 SFF has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core computers.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 550-270na (£679.95) (12GB).
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. 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.
If the storage speed of this HP computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the 800 G2 SFF (SSD), or the 600 G2 Mini (SSD) both from HP.
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics P4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA Quadro K420
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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, Windows 8.1 Pro
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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