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HP Workstation Xw8600

HP Workstation Xw8600
alaScore 78

8 reviews

Jun, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of HP Workstation Xw8600. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Workstation Xw8600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Jun, 2018

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Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: HP xw8600 Workstation


The HP xw8600 workstation is the latest in a line of workstations from HP. This is one of their high end machines, and has a lot of expandability for companies and individuals that need a lot of power.

I think this is a great system. The price tag for this system, as configured, comes out just over $6800. Maxing out the system by switching to two quad core processors, 5TB of disk space, 128 GB of RAM, and a second graphics card raises the price to...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (



The xw8600 tops out HP's range of Intel-powered workstations. It's a dual chip-powered behemoth that has lots of room for expansion.

Great rendering power ; large case

Poor AE and Photoshop scores

The xw8600 has a good chassis, but its performance lets it down

Apr, 2008

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about Workstatio Xw8600


HP xw8600 workstation performance are faster I like it

Reliable application performance


Jun, 2009

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HP xw8600 workstation performance, and faster, more efficient and can cope with the challenges of more stringent requirements. High power of the HP xw8600 has multiple functions and is extremely reliable, both large-scale computing and display...

May, 2009

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HP xw8600 workstation


HP xw8600 workstation interior design of the same clear-headed, in the hardware specifications to ensure that as far as possible based on the modular assembly of the program, thus saving the priority of space, easier to upgrade the maintenance of late....



May, 2009

Product Specifications

The HP xw8600 Workstation provides the extreme performance that allows you to tackle the most demanding challenges - faster and more productively. With massive compute and visual capacity, the HP xw8600 delivers power, versatility and reliability.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Convertible mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:12MB/24MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:12MB/6MB


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type: / Mini Tower / Minitower / Tower
Color of product: / Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:5
Number of 5.25" bays:3

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:2
PCI Express x8 slots:2
PCI slots:1
PCI-X slots:1


Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256


Country Kits:Canada/Latin America/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP Workstation


Chipset Type:Intel 5400
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/1600MHz


ECC: Yes
Internal memory:2 / 32 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:128
Memory clock speed:667 / 800
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2


Color:Alloy metallic / Carbonite/Alloy metallic / Carbonite
Manufacturer Selling Program:HP Smart Buy


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 358267.7 / 9100
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 55
Relative humidity:8 - 85
Storage relative humidity (H-H):8 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:8 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 12x (DVD-RAM)
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition / XP Professional 64-bit Edition downgrade/Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:50
Audio:Integrated high definition digital audio with Line in, Line Out, Microphone, Headphone
Audio included:Integrated high definition digital audio with Line in, Line Out, Microphone, Headphone
Compatible operating systems:HP Installer Kit for Linux / HP Installer Kit for Linux for optional Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5 / Windows Vista\nWindows XP\nLinux
Disk subsystem controller:Integrated 6 channel SATA 3 Gb/s controller with RAID (0, 1,5, 10) capability, integrated 4 channel SAS controller with RAID (0, 1 or 10) capability
Diskette drive:N / Optional\nN
Display:HP LP3065 30in Flat Panel Monitor, HP LP2465 24in Flat Panel Monitor, HP LP2065 20.1in Flat Panel Monitor, HP LP1965 19in Flat Panel Monitor (all sold separately)
Drive bays:3 external 5.25" bays\n5 internal 3.5" bays / 5 internal 3.5" bays\n3 external 5.25" bays
Expansion Slots:1 PCI slot, 1 PCI-X slot, 1 PCI Express (x1 or x8), 2 PCI Express (x8 mechanically, x4 electrically), 2 PCI Express x16 Gen2 graphics / 1 x PCI\n1 x PCI-X\n1 x PCI Express (x1 / x8)\n2 x PCIe Express (x8) (x4) / 1 x PCI\n1 x PCI-X\n1 x PCI Express (x1 / x8)\n2 x PCIe Express (x8)(x4)
External drive bays:3 x 5.25"
Hard disk controller:SATA 3Gb/s NCQ
Hard disk drive type:146 GB / 500 GB
Internal drive bays:5 x 3.5"
Keyboard type:HP Standard (USB, PS/2)
Mac compatibility: No
Memory upgrade:4
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):8 - 90
Number of installed video cards:1
Pointing device:HP USB Optical Scroll Mouse / PS/2 2-Button scroll mouse / PS/2 2-button scroll mouse\n2-button scroll mouse (USB optical or PS/2) or 3-button mouse (USB optical)
Power Requirements:800 / 800 or 1050 watts wide-ranging, active Power Factor Correction, 80 Plus Efficient
Rear ports note:5 USB 2.0; 1 IEEE 1394; 1 serial; 2 PS/2; 1 audio in; 1 audio out; 1 microphone in; 2 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN
Security management:HP Business PC Security Lock Kit, Kensington Security Cable & Lock
Security management description:HP Business PC Security Lock Kit, Kensington Security Cable & Lock
Video card features:N

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Mouse included: Yes

Packaging Data

Package weight:75


Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio / Integrated high definition digital audio with Line in, Line Out, Microphone, Headphone / Integrated High Definition Integrated Realtek ALC262 Audio, optional Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Audio Card
Chipset:Intel 5400
Motherboard chipset:Intel 5400
Product type:Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1 / 2
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
I/O ports:Front: Headphone, microphone, and 2 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394; Rear: 5 USB 2.0, 1 standard serial port, 1 parallel port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 RJ-45, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, 1 IEEE 1394; Internal: 1 USB 2.0 / Front: Headphone, microphone, and 2 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394; Rear: 5 USB 2.0, 1 standard serial port, PS/2 keyboard and mouse, 1 RJ-45, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, 1 IEEE 1394; Internal: 1 USB 2.0
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:7
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.5GHz/2.66GHz/2.83GHz/2GHz/3.16GHz/3.2GHz/3.33GHz/3.4GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):6 / 7.5 / 8 / 9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: Yes
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:820
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:214
Processor: / E5430 / E5450 / E5472 / X5482
Processor cache:12
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Harpertown
Processor core voltage (AC):0.95V - 1.225
Processor cores:4
Processor family: / Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® 5000 Sequence
Processor frequency:2.66 / 3 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1333 / 1600
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5430 / E5450 / E5472 / X5482
Processor Number:E5405/E5410/E5420/E5430/E5440/E5450/X5260/X5272/X5450/X5460/X5472/X5482
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 5400 series
Processor socket:Socket J (LGA 771)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:4
Tcase:63 / 67
Thermal Design Power (TDP):120, 150 / 80
Type:Dual-Core Xeon/No CPU/Quad-Core Xeon/Xeon

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33081 / 33083 / 33085 / 33088
Processor code:SLBBG / SLBBH / SLBBK / SLBBM
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:0MB/128GB/16GB/2GB/32GB/32MB/4GB/64GB/8GB
Max Supported Size:128GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed: / Linux


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 146 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard drive speed:15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1, 10
RAID support: Yes

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5/RAID 10 / RAID 5 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10/RAID 10 / RAID 0

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300/Serial Attached SCSI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/1.073TB/1.16TB/1.5TB/1.75TB/146GB/160GB/1TB/2.1TB/250GB/292GB/320GB/323GB/438GB/446GB/500GB/600GB/73GB/750GB/80GB/900GB
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:1.5GB/256MB/512MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI FireGL V5600/ATI FireGL V7700/No graphics/NVIDIA Quadro CX/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500/NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 370/NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4600/NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800/NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600/NVIDIA Quadro FX 570/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
Interface Type:PCI Express x16

Weight & Dimensions

Package weight:75
Weight:43 / 61.7