HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 48%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 52.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics31.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive64.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory24.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150527
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 03:48
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E5-2670-$149
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
52.9% Above average
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 156
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 460
48% 378 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
31.1% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 108
Parallax 119
35% 120 fps
MRender 73.7
Gravity 116
Splatting 78
31% 89.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 271 264 260 211 172 121 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 282
Write 286
Mixed 170
SusWrite 216
54% 239 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 41.2
4K Mixed 24.1
81% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 220
194% 293 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M391B5273DH0-CK0 M391B5273DH0-CK0 M391B5273DH0-CK0 M391B5273DH0-CK0 Hynix HMT41GU7BFR8A-PB Hynix HMT41GU7BFR8A-PB 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.2% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 28
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 8.9
28% 9.8 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
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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 7,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 52%
Workstation 36%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

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