HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.7% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130815
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 18 '19 at 14:25
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v2-$103
CPU0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
46.9% Average
1-Core 69.1
2-Core 135
48% 102 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 413
43% 337 Pts
64-Core 515
35% 515 Pts
Poor: 27%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7470
Dell(1028 2120) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
1.7% Terrible
Lighting 8.9
Reflection 7.7
Parallax 7.9
2% 8.17 fps
MRender 5
Gravity 5.9
Splatting 6
2% 5.63 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.7%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 320 Series 120GB-$89
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 89 91 89 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 186
Write 129
Mixed 120
SusWrite 89.4
29% 131 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 31.7
4K Mixed 19.1
69% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 46.2
DQ Mixed 21.9
20% 29.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 49%
Intel 320 Series 120GB-$89
112GB free
Firmware: 4PC10362
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 92 92 92 91 92 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 189
Write 130
Mixed 123
SusWrite 91.6
30% 133 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 32.5
4K Mixed 19.3
70% 23.4 MB/s
DQ Read 20.6
DQ Write 46.3
DQ Mixed 22.1
20% 29.7 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M393B5170FH0-CH9 4x4GB
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 32.9
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 10.7
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 78.9
51% 78.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z420 Workstation Builds (Compare 8,140 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $345
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