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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z420 is 30GB/s, and the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The HP Z420 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (59.7 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

HP has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The HP Z420 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420. Personal computers of this age and type have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z420 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.7 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the fastest processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420 is 800GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 3TB. The HP Z420 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z420. The average total storage capacity of personal computers of this age and spec is 720GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

The HP Z420 has more number of 5.25" bayss than most of the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z420. This personal computer is a three number of 5.25" bays computer compared to most of the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Z420 which only have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of PCs of this type and age is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the Z420.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z420 is 6.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. At 10 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z420.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots desktop computer.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z420 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. The most frequently found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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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 desktop computers of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speeds supported by processor of personal computers that were launched more than two years ago is 1,300MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420's memory clock speeds supported by processor is one of the slowest amongst desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Z420.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.

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Heavy

Personal computers of this type and age have weights of between 250g and 24kg. The HP Z420 is quite heavy (12.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Three Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Support
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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
Touchscreen
Display Diagonal
Manual
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(8)
20 June 2013

The HP Z420 combines a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with an Nvidia Quadro graphics to give you a powerhouse system that can grow along with your company...

HP's mid-range workstation is an exemplary if somewhat plain vanilla example of the category, solidly built and a speedy performer...

18 June 2013

The HP Z420 is a powerful, expandable workstation. It combines the power of a quad-core Intel Xeon processor with an Nvidia Quadro graphics to give you a powerhouse system that can grow along with...

22 May 2012

HP has done a great job of filling this workstation with great components, but still keeping the price low. If you are looking for workstation for your office then I recommend you look at the HP Z...

21 May 2012

Recently we had a chance to review Dell's Precision T3600, and we found it impressive. A company that seemed content to be an also-ran in the enterprise desktop space reinvigorated itself with... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 1 September 2015 by Tom
Tom would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)

This product, customized by B&H to my specifications is proving to be an incredibly good performing, largr internal storage capacity, fast computer. I am using this machine to process,store and... Read more…

Reviewed 18 January 2015 by Kris H.
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace my ailing 7 year old Core2Duo and boy what an upgrade. My desktop at home has now turned into a quasi server, so I wanted to make sure I could add enough internal storage,... Read more…

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