HP Z230 Tower Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics14.8% is a very low 3D score (GTX 980 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive36.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemHP Z230 Tower Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1905
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150413
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 05 '16 at 18:24
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 Core i7-4790-$304
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 353
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 574
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K620-$170
HP(103C 1098) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5887
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Lighting 42.2
Reflection 33.7
Parallax 31.9
9% 35.9 fps
MRender 24.1
Gravity 31.8
Splatting 34.9
21% 30.3 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 17%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MTFDDAK256MBF-1AN1ZABHA 256GB
42GB free
Firmware: M603 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 427
Write 69.1
Mixed 70
40% 189 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 5.92
4K Mixed 10.7
50% 12.9 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF1G64AZ-1G6E1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
54% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 16.7
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z230 Tower Workstation Builds (Compare 328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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System: HP Z230 Tower Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $319
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