This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on computers of this age and type.
HP Has Good Computer Reviews
Medium processor cores computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor cores computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 is 91GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 375 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst PCs of this age.
Fairly Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
The HP Z420 has a fairly fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (34.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Z420. The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The HP Z420 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Z420 is 800GB.
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z420 is 32GB and the biggest is 3.3TB.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The HP Z420 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The average internal memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 8.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 64GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Three Number of 5.25" Bayss
The HP Z420 is a three number of 5.25" bays PC. Most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years only have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of personal computers of this spec and age 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 are a similar age to the Z420.
Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss
The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots PC.
Has One Memory Slots
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this PC. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Very Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz.
Only HDD Storage Media
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar 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.
Only One DisplayPorts Quantity
The HP Z420 is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z420 have between one and two displayPorts quantitys.
Only Four Processor Threadss
Most medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threadss, including the HP Z420 which has four processor threadss.
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Only One Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the Z420 have one number of discrete graphics adapters, including the HP Z420 which has one number of discrete graphics adapters.
Only Not Supported Wi-Fi Standards
This desktop computer supports a Not supported wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
The average weight of computers of this spec and age is 7.8kg. The HP Z420 is fairly heavy (12.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
Quite Slow Processor Frequency
The processor frequencys of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.
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Ed would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)
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Easy To Set Up
Powerful For The Price
Affordable. Even though this is last year's model, the price point for a low-to-mid Xeon makes this an excellent bargain. It's still faster, spec wise, than most high end 7's regardless
Case is in a class of its own. 100 Screwless. Comes with ALL parts you'll need to max out the hard drive and optical bays. Very easy to get at everything. Add the included 600 watt PS and this case wa
Graphics Card. The graphics card with this system is NOT a gaming card. It is a high end workstation graphics card. Yes it will play some games, it is more geared for media (audiovideo) editing, not g
No eSata. No eSata is included with this model, however, you can buy an add on (from HP direct) that will give you eSata. However, it does not support hotplug (as it just connects to the internal Sata
USB 3 ports. I really wish HP gave me some more USB 3 ports, especially with the lack of built-in eSata, if I want to add even MORE storage, two in the rear just isn't enough. (there are two in front
HP BIOS. I was surprised to see that HP uses its stock business line BIOS on such a high end workstation. And as always (to me), HP BIOS leaves alot to be desired. This machine is no exception. I'm ma
RAID is Windows only. There's no ROM based utility, the RAID has to be configured within Windows using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology software. Not a big deal, I'm using Windows anyways, and the R
Tom would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)
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