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HP Z840 10 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.3GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

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10 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.3GHz 16GB Oct 2014
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Push your computing boundaries with the HP Z840 Workstation that helps you keep up with your biggest projects. Built for high-end computing and visualization, it delivers outstanding performance... More
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HP Z840 Workstation Review
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Review of the HP Z840 Workstation, Z27s Display & Quadro M6000

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two CPUs Configuration (max)

The HP Z840 is a computer that takes two CPUs configuration (max). Most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Z840 only take one CPU configuration (max).

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

The HP Z840 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Personal computers of this age and spec have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 32GB/s and 68GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 68 gigabytes per second, the HP Z840 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of computers of this spec and age is 620GB. The HP Z840 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (768 gigabytes) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. Many processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 8.3TB.

PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 9.6 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z840 has a very high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z840. Many processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Z840 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 9.6GT/s.

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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 of a similar age and type to it.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type across all PCs of a similar spec and age to the Z840.

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

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The HP Z840 is a two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z840 have between one and two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

The HP Z840 is a eight USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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20 Processor Threads

The HP Z840 is a 20 processor thread personal computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 25 megabytes, the HP Z840 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other many processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z840 the processor caches range from 12MB to 30MB.

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Three PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The HP Z840 is a three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot desktop computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

The HP Z840 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 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 personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of personal computers of this age and type is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.3 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo P900 (2.4GHz).

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z840 is a two USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other many processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Z840 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers that were released more than two years ago is 2.5GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

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Heavy

With a weight of 21.1 kilograms, the HP Z840 is quite heavy compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The weights of computers of this spec and age range from 250g to 30kg, and the average weight is 12kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Average Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the Z840.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the Z840.

If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The HP Z840 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than most computers of this age and type. Most similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a Flash storage medium. 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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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 t4k63, hp g1x56, hp g1x56e, hp t4k63e, hp t4k63et, hp g1x56ea, hp g1x56et, hp bd41zs00, hp t4k63eta, hp c9qgzs00, hp e52620v3, hp g1x56eaa, hp b024za00, hp g1x56eta, hp b024zs00, hp e52620v4, hp c9qgza00, hp bd41za00, hp g1x56etab, hp t4k63etab, hp g1x56eaab, hp inc t4k63, hp t4k63etabu, hp g1x56eaabu, hp inc w10p64, hp inc t4k63e, hp g1x56etabu, hp inc t4k63et, hp inc t4k63eta, hp inc t4k63etab
Barcodes 00888793852361, 00888793852378, 00889899645093, 08887938523618
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