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HP Z640 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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Redefine versatility and flexibility. Expand your capabilities with HP's Z640 Workstation offering powerful performance, whisper-quiet computing, and tool-less access in compact design. Experience... More
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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 242 user and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its personal computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Two CPUs Configuration (max)

Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago only take one CPU configuration (max), however the HP Z640 takes two CPUs configuration (max).

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z640 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP Z640 which has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the HP Z640's max internal memory supported processor is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z640. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z640 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 59 gigabytes per second, the HP Z640 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z640 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The HP Z640 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds supported by processors (1,600 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z640 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs of this age and type is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z640 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z640 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z640 is 32GB and the biggest is 3TB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z640's memory clock speed is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z640. The average memory clock speed of personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z640 is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,200MHz.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z640 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs of this spec and age. This HP computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type across all PCs of a comparable age and type to the Z640.

The worst internal memory type across similar types of desktop computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z640 has a very high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z640. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z640 the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5GT/s.

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Eight Processor Threads

The HP Z640 has more processor threads than most of the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z640. This HP computer is a eight processor thread personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z640 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 10 megabytes, the HP Z640 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z640 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z640.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type. 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.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z640 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z640 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The HP Z640 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z640 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

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Heavy

The average weight of personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z640 is 8.2kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg. The HP Z640 is one of the heaviest medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z640 (15 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Tall

The shortest computer of a comparable age and type to the Z640 is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm. With a height of 444.5 millimeters, the HP Z640 is quite tall compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z640.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z640

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z640 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z640.

If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 8700 (£789.98) (12GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(2)
24 April 2015

Sporting a pair of Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 processors, HP's Z640 offers 32 virtual cores with Hyper-Threading enabled. HP's processors are fast, with a nominal frequency of 3.2GHz, boosting to... Read more…

Atrakcyjny, nowoczesny wygld obudowy, dobre spasowanie materiaw, atwy wprzenoszeniu iustawianiu, beznarzdziowy dostp do podzespow, moduowa konstrukcja wntrza uatwiajca zarzdzanie komponentami, wysoka
Instalacja wasnych konfiguracji dyskowych mogaby by mniej utrudniona
3 February 2015

Osoby, które na co dzie? pracuj? z bardzo wymagaj?cymi aplikacjami, potrzebuj? komputera, który b?dzie oferowa? z jednej strony wysok? wydajno??, podpart? odpowiednimi certyfikatami, a z...

User Reviews

(1)

Can't really see the justification for a cost price of over 2K. Yes it has 16GB RAM (at least twice what your average PC on the market comes with), BUT and it's a massive let down "BUT",... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e52609v4, hp e52620v4
Barcodes 00888793852040, 00888793852057, 08887938520402

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