HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 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 61.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.4% 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 20:23
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2-$345
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
61.1% Good
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 196
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 493
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 70%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 545
PNY(196E 0901) 1.5GB
CLim: 720 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
5.91% Terrible
Lighting 20.8
Reflection 21.6
Parallax 16.9
6% 19.8 fps
MRender 19.4
Gravity 20.5
Splatting 23.2
6% 21 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.91%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 1950) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
26.4% Poor
Lighting 106
Reflection 87.7
Parallax 97.9
28% 97.4 fps
MRender 75.7
Gravity 94.3
Splatting 73.7
26% 81.2 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MTFDDAK128MAY-1AH1ZABHA 128GB
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M504
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 352
Write 335
Mixed 176
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 30.3
92% 33.6 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 66.3
92% 175 MB/s
Poor: 56% Great: 102%
Seagate ST33000651NS 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: G009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 132 128 119 134 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 134
Write 130
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 129
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
208% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
130GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 105 107 117 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
50.3% Above average
Read 63.2
Write 84.3
Mixed 49
SusWrite 112
57% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M391B5173QH0-CMA 4x4GB
4 of 8 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 32.6
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 12
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

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