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HP medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all computers HP is one of the superior brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers of this age and spec is 1,200MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of this age and spec.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. The HP Z230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (3.7GHz).
SSD Storage Medium
The HP Z230 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most desktop computers of this age and spec. Most PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all computers that have been around for more than two years.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
We compared this computer to all the other SSD computers and we think the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro (Flash).
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The HP Z230 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average internal memory of comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago is 8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230. Across all the desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Z230 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP Z230 is a eight processor thread computer.
Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The average solid-state drive capacity of similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Z230 is 190GB. At 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Z230.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of desktop computers of this age and spec is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z230 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 30GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Has One Memory Slot
The HP Z230 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. This HP PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of computers of a similar type and age to the Z230 is 720GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Celsius W530 (500GB and higher rated).
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The HP Z230 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs of this age and type is 1.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB.
Only Two 3.5" Bays
The HP Z230 is a two 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and type have between one and eight 3.5" bays.
1 Other reason to consider the HP Z230
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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