HP Z230 Tower Workstation

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 19%
Desktop 55%
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics10.8% 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 9 years and 10 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 (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 (74th 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 i7-4770-$250
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 378
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 579
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K2000
HP(103C 094C) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 311.66
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
10.8% Very poor
Lighting 26.4
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 30.5
9% 26.4 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 34.5
Splatting 27.2
12% 29 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 10.8%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$25
75GB free
Firmware: 1H18
Performing above expectations (75th 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: 21%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$25
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1H18
Performing above expectations (63rd 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: 21%
This bench: 57%
Great: 71%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 Max USB 3.0 64GB-$37
57GB free, PID 0247
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th 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 (56th 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: 34%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z230 Tower Workstation Builds (Compare 2,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 38%
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System: HP Z230 Tower Workstation

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $250
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