HP Z230 Tower Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.65% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemHP Z230 Tower Workstation  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 1905
Memory2 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140429
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 19 '21 at 21:25
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1245 v3-$245
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
67.8% Good
Memory 71.3
1-Core 106
2-Core 190
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 509
55% 428 Pts
64-Core 550
37% 550 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics P4600
HP(103C 1905) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5171
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
2.65% Terrible
Lighting 3.7
Reflection 8.5
Parallax 6.7
3% 6.3 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 2.4
Splatting 4.9
2% 4.03 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.65%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$48
244GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 84 79 90 92 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 83.5
Write 70
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 84.5
53% 72.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 71%
WD Re 2TB-$74
274GB free
Firmware: 01.01D01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 125 125 125 126 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 134
Write 132
Mixed 94
SusWrite 125
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
221% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 84%
AS Mass Storage 32GB
3GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.8 6.3 5.6 6.7 6.1 2.1 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
1.21% Terrible
Read 0.2
Write 5.2
Mixed 1.7
SusWrite 5.4
5% 3.12 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0 MB/s
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.21%
Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905474-012.A00LF Samsung M391B5173QH0-YK0 6GB
1333, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
21.1% Poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 6
19% 6.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 6.8
19% 6.77 GB/s
Latency 98.4
41% 98.4 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z230 Tower Workstation Builds (Compare 3,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

System: HP Z230 Tower Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $249
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