HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 67.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive70.6% 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.
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 02 '19 at 13:36
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 0-$345
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
67.7% Good
1-Core 98
2-Core 195
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 500
58% 444 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1606 MHz, MLim: 1802 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
54.2% Above average
Lighting 201
Reflection 190
Parallax 204
53% 198 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 193
Splatting 133
55% 162 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX500 240GB-$32
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M6CR013
SusWrite @10s intervals: 375 98 91 115 114 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 466
Write 406
Mixed 401
SusWrite 142
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 23
4K Write 76.4
4K Mixed 22.6
104% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 0.5
76% 181 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 18KSF1G72AZ-1G6E1 4x8GB
4 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 34.3
102% 35.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 12.4
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 92%
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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 7,553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: HP Z420 Workstation

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