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HP Z840 12 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD

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12 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.5GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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Two CPU Configuration (max)s

The HP Z840 takes more CPU configuration (max)s than most of the many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z840. This computer is a PC that takes two CPU configuration (max)s compared to most of the similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z840 which only take one CPU configuration (max).

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

Most desktop computers of this type and age have between two and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP Z840 which has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

At 68 gigabytes per second, the HP Z840 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Z840. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of personal computers of this age and type range from 32GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 60GB/s.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z840 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 64GB and 770GB. The HP Z840 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (768 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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HP Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

On average HP many processor cores desktop computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all PCs built by HP.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst computers of this age. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z840 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years range from 12MB to 30MB. The HP Z840 has a quite big processor cache (30 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the Z840.

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24 Processor Threadss

The HP Z840 is a 24 processor threads computer.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The HP Z840 has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys (512 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. Across all the personal computers of this spec and age the maximum internal memorys range from 32GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 120GB.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z840 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type amongst all computers of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Very High System Bus Rate

Comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Z840 have system bus rates of between 5GT/s and 9.6GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 8GT/s. When compared to other PCs that were released around the same time as the Z840 that we have checked, the system bus rate of the HP Z840 of 9.6 Gigatransfers per second is one of the highest.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of personal computers of this age and type is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z840 has a fairly fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z840.

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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Z840 is 360GB. The HP Z840 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z840.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The HP Z840 is a four number of 3.5" bays desktop computer.

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Has One Memory Slots

The HP Z840 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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 personal computer.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

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

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The HP Z840 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago is 2.9GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most computers that were released around the same time as the Z840 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP Z840 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The HP Z840 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports PC.

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Heavy

At 21.1 kilograms, the HP Z840 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. Many processor cores desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z840 have weights of between 5kg and 30kg, and the average weight is 11kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Average Internal Memory

The HP Z840 has a pretty typical internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Z840.

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is SSD, which is the most frequently found storage media on computers that were launched more than two years ago. 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 fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Z840.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
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
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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
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
Serial Ports Quantity
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
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
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp t4p09, hp t4p09u, g1x63eaabd, g1x63eaaby, g1x63eaarl, g1x63eaabu, hp t4p09ut, g1x63eaak6, g1x63eauuw, hp t4p09uta, hp t4p09utab, hp t4p09utaba
Barcodes 00888793893364, 00888793893371, 00888793893593, 00888793893678, 00888793893685, 00888793893692, 00888793893708, 00889899708538

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HP Z840
12 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD
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6 core Intel Xeon E5 3.5GHz 16GB 256GB Flash
HP Z840
12 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 2.5GHz 16GB 512GB SSD
£ 3,750.00
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