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HP Z840 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.4GHz 16GB Nov 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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Two CPUs Configuration (max)

The HP Z840 is a PC that takes two CPUs configuration (max). Most of the other many processor core computers that are a similar 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 Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 768 gigabytes, the HP Z840 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst many processor core computers of this age. Many processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z840 have max internal memory supported processors of between 64GB and 770GB.

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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 a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. Across all the many processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Z840 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of computers that have been available for more than two years range from 180GB to 8.3TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z840.

If this HP computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P700 (2TB).

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z840 is 1,300MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Z840 have maximum internal memory of between 32GB and 520GB. The HP Z840 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (512 gigabytes) amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z840 has a newer internal memory type than most many processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most PCs that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all personal computers of a similar type and age to the Z840.

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

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Eight USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core computers that have been around for more than two years have between two and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Z840 which has eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Many processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z840 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 9.6GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.9GT/s. The HP Z840 has one of the higher system bus data transfer rates (8 Gigatransfers per second) amongst many processor core computers of this age.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The HP Z840 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other many processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Z840 have between two and five 3.5" bays.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z840 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on many processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other many processor core computers that are a similar age to the Z840. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Z840 the processor clock speeds range from 1.6GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo P900 (2.6GHz).

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The HP Z840 is a two USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the Z840 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

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

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Only 12 Processor Threads

Most many processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have between 6 and 23 processor threads, including the HP Z840 which has 12 processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 15 megabytes, the HP Z840 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Z840. The processor caches of many processor core computers that were released more than two years ago range from 12MB to 30MB.

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Heavy

At 21.1 kilograms, the HP Z840 is quite heavy compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age. The lightest many processor core computer that has been around for more than two years is 250g heavy and the heaviest is 30kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Internal Memory

The HP Z840 has a pretty average internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Z840 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also 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 many processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it 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

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
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
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
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Graphics
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DVI 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 3.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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Embedded Options Available
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
Certificates
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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