HP Z230 Tower Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 17%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 38%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 67.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.99% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month 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 (13%). 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
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140429
Uptime17 Days
Run DateJun 16 '17 at 09:08
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
67.9% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 221
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 578
61% 478 Pts
64-Core 579
39% 579 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K2000
HP(103C 094C) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 311.66
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
7.99% Terrible
Lighting 26.4
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 30.5
7% 26.4 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 34.5
Splatting 27.2
9% 29 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 7.99%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$21
75GB free
Firmware: 1H18
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 113
Write 101
Mixed 102
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.34
93% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 70%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$21
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1H18
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 95
Write 104
Mixed 96.1
74% 98.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.39
104% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 57%
Great: 70%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB-$22
57GB free, PID 0247
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46% Average
Read 277
Write 14.4
Mixed 24.1
82% 105 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 0.08
4K Mixed 1.12
79% 3.8 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 46%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF1G64AZ-1G6E1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
56.2% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.2%
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 2,368 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 17%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 38%
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System: HP Z230 Tower Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $385
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