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HP Z420 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB 256GB SSD

6 Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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Performance you want. Value you need. The HP Z420 gives you professional expandability in an accessible tool-free mini-tower form factor all at a great price. With up to 8 discrete processing... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP computers and also specifically for HP many processor cores desktop computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other many processor cores desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the processor frequency of the HP Z420 of 3.7 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420 the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequency of the HP Z420 of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420. The slowest processor boost frequency of desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z420 is 2.5GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Three Number of 5.25" Bayss

The HP Z420 has more number of 5.25" bayss than most of the comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z420. This computer is a three number of 5.25" bays PC compared to most of the many processor cores desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z420 which only have between one and two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Has One Memory Slots

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

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8 Reasons Against

Very Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a quite slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z420 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Z420. PCs of this age and spec have total storage capacitys of between 180GB and 8.3TB.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

The HP Z420 is a desktop computer that takes one CPU configuration (max)s. Most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Z420 take one CPU configuration (max).

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Only Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

The HP Z420 is a two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots desktop computer. Most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z420 have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Only Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Z420 have between two and five number of 3.5" bayss, including the HP Z420 which has three number of 3.5" bayss.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The HP Z420 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports personal computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Z420 have between one and two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) portss.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Z420 is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 120GB. The HP Z420 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z420.

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Only 12 Processor Threadss

Most many processor cores desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 have between 6 and 23 processor threadss, including the HP Z420 which has 12 processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z420

Released Over Two Years Ago

This desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is SSD, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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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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
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
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 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 X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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

Expert Reviews

(9)
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

(3)
Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Ed
Ed would recommend the HP Workstation Z420 (Verified Purchase)

Use product for assembling, burning, and labeling CDs, DVDs, and BDs. Use also for modeling (electronics). Workstation is expandable -- I'll at least 32gig of memory. Used HP for 18 years, only... Read more…

Easy To Set Up
Powerful
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
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp e51620v2

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