HP Z230 Tower Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemHP Z230 Tower Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1905
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 960 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140123
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 12:54
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4570-$210
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.3% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 100
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 389
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 390
58% 389 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2367 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Lighting 218
Reflection 208
Parallax 218
68% 215 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 206
Splatting 173
78% 184 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
349GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 116%
Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB-$69
931GB free
Firmware: SD15 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 96.2
Write 105
Mixed 85
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.45
107% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 57%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$25
449GB free
Firmware: HP73 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 118
Write 133
Mixed 104
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.42
98% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HP698650-154-MCN Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.2% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 14.3
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 13.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 86.4
46% 86.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 47%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z230 Tower Workstation Builds (Compare 977 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
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Desktop
Desktop 59%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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System: HP Z230 Tower Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $305
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