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HP Z840

HP Z840
alaScore 90

3 reviews

Dec, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of HP Z840. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Z840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Z840 Workstation

 

The HP Z840 is a high-end, dual-socket, professional workstation with two octo-core processors, prodigious expansion space, and ISV-certified graphics for your multi-million-dollar projects.

Dual 8-core Xeon processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics. 1,125-watt power supply. Thunderbolt port. Lots of internal expansion room. IT-friendly serviceability. Quiet.

Expensive. Reqires HDMI adapter.

With its combination of high-end processor performance, expandability, and new technologies, like DDR4 memory and Thunderbolt 2, the HP Z840 is the pinnacle of high-end performance for those few users who need it. It has all the bells and whistles that...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : EZ Bardeguez (techradar.com)

HP Z840 review

 

A high-end performance machine

Powerful ; Fully-customizable ; 3-year support

Can get pricey ; No WiFi adapter/card installed

The HP Z840 workstation is a high-powered business class tower that is a one-stop shop for all aspects of your company. The HP Z840 is powerful enough to handle the work of a CAD, multimedia, or video designer as well as being able to be a rack-mounted...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: / Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type: / Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:2 / 4
Number of 5.25" bays:2 / 3
Placement supported:Vertical
Product color:Black
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:1125 / 850

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slots:2 / 3
PCI Express x4 (Gen 2.x) slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 2.x) slots:1
PCI Express x8 (Gen 3.x) slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 24 / 4 / 4096 / 5 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model: / AMD FirePro W2100 / AMD FirePro W7100 / No / Not available / NVIDIA Quadro K2200 / NVIDIA Quadro K4200 / NVIDIA Quadro K5200 / NVIDIA Quadro M4000 / NVIDIA Quadro M6000 / NVIDIA Quadro P2000 / NVIDIA Quadro P4000 / NVIDIA Quadro P6000
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
On-board graphics adapter:N / No
On-board graphics adapter model:No / Not available

Memory

ECC:Y / Yes
Internal memory:128 / 16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1000 / 256 / 512
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory layout:1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 4 x 4 / 4 x 8 / 8 x 4
Memory slots: / 16x DIMM / 4x DIMM / 8x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:N / No
Wi-Fi standards: No

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
Optical Drive Type: / Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1 / 2

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x

Packaging Content

Display included:N / No
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio chip:Realtek ALC221 / Realtek HD ALC221
Audio system:HD / High Definition Audio
Chipset: / Intel C612
Motherboard chipset:Intel C612
Product type:Workstation

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack: No
DisplayPorts quantity:2
DVI port:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2 / 3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
Serial ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:8
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 7
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 ports quantity:8

Power

Power supply:1125 / 850
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:1536 / 768
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:40
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):59 / 68 / 68.3 / 76.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Quad
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1600,1866,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR4-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1 / 2
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 1x8, 1x16 / x4, x8, x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor: / E5-1620V3 / E5-2620V3 / E5-2620V4 / E5-2630V3 / E5-2640V3 / E5-2650V3 / E5-2650V4 / E5-2670V3 / E5-2680V3 / E5-2680V4
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.7
Processor cache:15 / 20 / 25 / 30 / 35
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor cores:10 / 12 / 14 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor family: / Intel Xeon / Intel Xeon E3 v3 / Intel Xeon E5 v3 / Intel Xeon E5 v4 / Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® E5 Family
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 250, 22 / 28, 22
Processor model:E5-2620V3 / E5-2620V4 / E5-2630V3 / E5-2637V4 / E5-2640V3 / E5-2643V4 / E5-2650V3 / E5-2650V4 / E5-2670V3 / E5-2680V3 / E5-2680V4
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 / Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4
Processor socket:LGA 2011-v3 / Socket R (LGA 2011)
Processor threads:12 / 16 / 20 / 24 / 28 / 8
Stepping:M0 / M1 / R0 / R2
System bus data transfer rate:8 / 9.6
System bus rate:8 / 9.6
Tcase:66.2 / 72.1 / 72.6 / 74 / 74.3 / 75 / 78.9 / 80 / 84.5 / 86
Thermal Design Power (TDP):105 / 120 / 135 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
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:Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
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):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):46 / Y / Yes
Processor ARK ID:81705 / 81709 / 81908 / 83352 / 83356 / 83359 / 91754 / 91767 / 92983 / 92986 / 92989
Processor code:SR1YA / SR205 / SR206 / SR207 / SR20P / SR2N3 / SR2N7 / SR2P3 / SR2P4 / SR2R6
Processor package size:52.5 / 52.5 x 51
Scalability:1S / 2S
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed: / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:5.25/3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Number of storage drives supported:4
RAID levels:0, 1, 5, 10
RAID support:Y / Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / PCI Express 2.0 / Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express / PCI Express 2.0 / SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 2000 / 2128 / 256 / 500 / 512 / 768

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.3 / 20 / 20.7
Height:17 / 17.5
Weight:33.1 / 43 / 46 / 46.3 / 46.5
Width:6.89 / 7.99 / 8