HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.4% 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. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months 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 as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2-$345
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 96.6
2-Core 196
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 493
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 80%
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 as expected (53rd percentile)
5.72% Terrible
Lighting 6.93
Reflection 8.31
Parallax 5.28
6% 6.84 fps
MRender 9.24
Gravity 6.83
Splatting 10.1
6% 8.72 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.72%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 1950) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (77th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.4% Poor
Lighting 35.5
Reflection 33.7
Parallax 30.6
29% 33.3 fps
MRender 36
Gravity 31.4
Splatting 32
26% 33.2 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.4%
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: 54% Great: 104%
Seagate ST33000651NS 3TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: G009
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 132 128 119 134 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th 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: 47%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 88%
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 (3rd 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: 113%
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 (49th 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: 45%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z420 Workstation Builds (Compare 5,143 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $590
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