HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics8.06% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive61.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120309
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:05
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75.3% Very good
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 99.1
SC Mixed 99.8
80% 99.4 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 386
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 487
MC Float 499
MC Mixed 504
74% 497 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD FirePro V4900-$150
HP(103C 2B06) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
8.06% Terrible
Lighting 27.3
Reflection 23.1
Parallax 22.9
8% 24.4 fps
MRender 18
Gravity 19.2
Splatting 21.6
8% 19.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.06%
Great: 9%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
210GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 360
Write 294
Mixed 299
71% 317 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 53.9
4K Mixed 16.2
91% 32.6 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 83.6
DQ Mixed 15.9
24% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 9JSF25672AZ-1G6M1 4x2GB
4 of 8 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 30.8
94% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 12.8
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 87%
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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 3,121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $345
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