HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 50%
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive26.1% 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.
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateDec 01 '16 at 22:40
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 Xeon E5-1620 0-$345
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
62.6% Good
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 87.1
64% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 370
64% 357 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 497
33% 490 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 375.95
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 343
Reflection 291
Parallax 376
110% 337 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 316
Splatting 198
104% 239 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$33
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32070RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
26.1% Poor
Read 212
Write 112
Mixed 145
34% 156 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 0.04
34% 14.7 MB/s
DQ Read 19.7
DQ Write 64.7
DQ Mixed 0.41
12% 28.3 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M393B1K70DH0-CH9 2x8GB
2 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
47.8% Average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 15.7
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 10.7
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z420 Workstation Builds (Compare 6,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 33%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $345
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