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On average HP medium processor core computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all computers produced by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z230 range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the HP Z230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Z230 is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Asus G20AJ ($949.99) (1TB).
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The HP Z230 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the computers that have been around for a similar time to the Z230. Most of the comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the Z230 only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this HP personal computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
Most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z230 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP Z230 which has three DisplayPorts.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Z230 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
The HP Z230 is a two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot computer.
Fairly Big L3 Cache
At 8 megabytes, the HP Z230 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The average L3 cache of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Z230 is 6.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 10MB.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP Z230 is more than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs of this type and age.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.
The HP Z230 is quite short (only 100 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Z230. Medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Z230 have heights of between 9.8mm and 560mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs of a comparable age and type 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.
Computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu W530 (SSD).
Only One 3.5" Bay
The HP Z230 is a one 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z230 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Z230 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z230 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z230.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (2TB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP Z230 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
If this medium processor core computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB).
Intel Xeon, Intel Xeon E3, Intel Xeon E3 v3
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported 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
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD FirePro W2100
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
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 X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 1.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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
HP Performance Advisor,HP Remote Graphics Software 6.0,PDF Complete - Corporate Edition,Cyberlink Media Suite & PowerDVD
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