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HP Z420 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 2.5GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD

4 Intel Xeon E5 2.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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Performance you want. Value you need. Maintain professional expandability in an accessible, tool-free mini-tower form factor all at a great price. With support for next-generation Intel Xeon... More
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HP Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings as do all computers built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Two CPUs Configuration (max)

The HP Z420 is a desktop computer that takes two CPUs configuration (max).

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the HP Z420's max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The HP Z420 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (42.6 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the Z420 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z420 has a quite big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z420. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z420 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3TB. The HP Z420 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,128 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst desktop computers of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 is 7.5GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of this type and age.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The HP Z420 is a two storage drive installed PC.

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Three 5.25" Bays

The HP Z420 is a three 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two 5.25" bays.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of computers of a comparable age and type to the Z420 is 32GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z420 range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At 10 megabytes, the HP Z420 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the HP Z420 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Very Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of computers of this age and spec is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. When compared to other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 that we have assessed, the L3 cache of the HP Z420 of 10 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z420 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The HP Z420 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (1,866 megahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Z420 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,200MHz.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Z420 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The HP Z420 has a very high system bus data transfer rate (6.4 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Z420.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the HP Z420 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Z420.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speed supported by processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Z420 is 1,300MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of only 800 megahertz, the HP Z420 has a very slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z420.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.5 gigahertz, the HP Z420 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The slowest processor clock speed of PCs that are a similar age to the Z420 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many medium processor core 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.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP Z420 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Z420 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the HP Z420 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z420. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of computers of a comparable type and age to the Z420 is 8GB and the biggest is 520GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 12.5 kilograms, the HP Z420 is one of the heavier computers that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Z420 have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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Very Tall

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have heights of between 19mm and 560mm. At 447.6 millimeters, the HP Z420 is fairly tall compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z420.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(8)
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

(2)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp f1l08, hp f1l08u, hp f1l08ut, hp f1l08uta, hp f1l08utab, hp f1l08utaba
Barcodes 00659556728243, 00888182823439, 08881828234394
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