HP Z420 Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 64.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics18.6% 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)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemHP Z420 Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1589
Memory28.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 23:39
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E5-2643 0-$1,040
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
64.3% Good
Memory 80.8
1-Core 74.4
2-Core 171
64% 109 Pts
4-Core 259
8-Core 439
44% 349 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
18.6% Very poor
Lighting 22.8
Reflection 16.9
Parallax 20.3
18% 20 fps
MRender 25.1
Gravity 23.2
Splatting 0.09
19% 16.1 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 83 69 83 84 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30% Poor
Read 24.1
Write 67.8
Mixed 15.9
SusWrite 80.5
34% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.2
42% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 30%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 36KSF2G72PZ-1G4E1 2x16GB
2 of 8 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
46.7% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 15.7
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 11
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 79.1
51% 79.1 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 47%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z420 Workstation Builds (Compare 7,541 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 44%
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Desktop
Desktop 78%
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Workstation
Workstation 37%
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System: HP Z420 Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $594
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