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HP Z840 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 2.4GHz 8GB 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 Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average HP many processor core personal computers have good reviews as do all computers manufactured 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 many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Two CPUs Configuration (max)

The HP Z840 takes more CPUs configuration (max) than most of the similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Z840. Most of the PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Z840 only take one CPU configuration (max), however this computer takes two CPUs configuration (max).

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of many processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 64GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 630GB. The max internal memory supported processor of the HP Z840 of 768 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of many processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Z840 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,100MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 1,600 megahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The HP Z840 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Z840. The total storage capacity of personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 8.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 32GB and 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 140GB. When compared to other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z840 that we have checked, the HP Z840's maximum internal memory of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP Z840 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most PCs that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all many processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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

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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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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the HP Z840 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Z840. The system bus data transfer rates of many processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 5GT/s to 9.6GT/s.

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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 PC. Most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between two and three PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP Z840 is more than most many processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP desktop computer. The memory slots 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of comparable spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 2.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.4 gigahertz, the HP Z840 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most many processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP Z840 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The HP Z840 has a quite small internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Z840. The smallest internal memory of many processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Z840 is 4GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 22GB.

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port

The HP Z840 is a one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Z840 have one Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) port.

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Heavy

At 21.1 kilograms, the HP Z840 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Z840. Across all the many processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Z840 the weights range from 250g to 30kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Z840

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The HP Z840 has a relatively average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other many processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Z840.

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HDD Storage Medium

The HP Z840 has an HDD storage medium which is faster than the Flash storage medium found on most many processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

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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 k7p06utaba, hp e52630v4, hp e52620v4
Barcodes 00888793852323, 00888793852330, 08887938523236
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