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HP Z840 10 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.3GHz 32GB 512GB SSD

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10 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.3GHz 32GB Sep 2014
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HP Z840 Workstation Review
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Review of the HP Z840 Workstation, Z27s Display & Quadro M6000

12 Reasons For

HP Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

On average HP many processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers produced by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs that came out more than two years ago is 60GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s. When compared to other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the max memory bandwidth supported processor of the HP Z840 of 68 gigabytes per second is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z840 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z840. The average memory clock speed supported by processor of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z840 is 1,100MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst personal computers of this age. The average internal memory of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z840 is 22GB.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of personal computers of this age and type range from 5GT/s to 9.6GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 8GT/s. At 9.6 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z840 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z840.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z840 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most many processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. Most computers of a similar spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z840.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of computer.

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20 Processor Threads

The HP Z840 is a 20 processor thread desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 25 megabytes, the HP Z840 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. The processor caches of comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Z840 range from 12MB to 30MB.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

Similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago have solid-state drive capacities of between 120GB and 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 320GB. At 512 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z840.

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Blu-Ray RW Optical Drive Type

The HP Z840 has a Blu-Ray RW optical drive type which is better than the DVD Super Multi optical drive type found on most personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

A Blu-Ray RW optical drive type is actually the best optical drive type amongst all many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of desktop computer the worst optical drive type is DVD+RW.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z840 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of computers of this age and type is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. At only 2.3 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Z840.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo P700 (£1,851.60) (2.4GHz).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z840 range from 2.5GHz to 4GHz. The HP Z840 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z840.

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Heavy

The HP Z840 is one of the heavier comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Z840 (21.1 kilograms) amongst many processor core personal computers of this age. Many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 250g and 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this HP desktop computer was released.

SSD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. 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.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Z420 (£1,506.93) (1TB).

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Specification

Processor
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
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
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
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
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
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)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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Expert Reviews

(5)
30 September 2015

The HP Z840 workstation is a high-powered business class tower that is a one-stop shop for all aspects of your company. The HP Z840 is powerful enough to handle the work of a CAD, multimedia, or...

Powerful
Fully, customizable, year support
Fullycustomizable
3year support
Incredible expandability
Can get pricey
No WiFi adaptercard installed
Weight
2TB of memory not available until 3rd quarter 2015 when 128 GB DIMMs become available
Expensive
29 September 2015

The HP Z840 workstation is a high-powered business class tower that is a one-stop shop for all aspects of your company. The HP Z840 is powerful enough to handle the work of a CAD, multimedia, or...

25 January 2015

Video editors, rejoice! Hewlett-Packard has come forth with their new HP Z840. Released in August of 2014, the Z840 is built to expand to meet whatever you would like to throw at it. With up to 36... Read more…

20 January 2015

The HP Z840 is a high-end, dual-socket, professional workstation with two octo-core processors, prodigious expansion space, and ISV-certified graphics for your multi-million-dollar projects...

PC Mag

25 November 2014

It's hard to find fault with the HP Z840. If you're a Mac user, you may wonder why there isn't an onboard Thunderbolt connector. HP does support Thunderbolt 2, though that support is limited to an...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 April 2016 by BRIAN C.

This is an extremely powerful workstation. However, I wasn't aware that it didn't have onboard or integrated graphics, so I installed an AMD(the cheapest firepro workstation card) and now the... Read more…

IPMI, small form factor, reasonable ESXi 5.0 compatibility
IKVM IPMI
Power consuption
Seems stable
Silent
NI 2 not recognized by ESXi 5.0 (more vmWare's fault than SuperMicro's), Serious BIOS issues, SuperMicro support was not helpful at all. The BIOS revision that my board shipped with 1.1a) has some ve
8GB sticks yet
I would like other PCI slots, but I'm fine. Very expensive server memory. Not good if you have limited budget
I wanted a low power Linux home server and this board is outstanding. If it had one more PCI Express slot it would be beyond perfect
One of the ethernet ports isn't recognized by ESXi and there's no USB 3.0. Knew both of those going in and was willing to accept those absenses knowing that the support for the 2nd ethernet will most

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp g1x63, hp g1x63e, hp g1x63ea, hp bd4rzs00, hp e52680v3, hp bd4rza00, hp g1x63eaa, hp g1x63eaab, hp g1x63eaabu
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