HP Z420 workstation

Expand your power

HP Z420 Workstation

Performance you want. Value you need. The HP Z420 gives you professional expandability in an accessible, tool-free mini-tower form factor—all at a great price. With up to 8 discrete processing cores, the latest processing and I/O power from Intel®, and the latest graphics technology from leading graphics providers, the HP Z420 has the power you need to get the job done.

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USB 3.0

front and rear for high-speed peripherals

Up to64GB

of 1600MHz DDR3 memory6

Intel® Xeon® E5 processors

HP Z420 Workstation

Designed with ease.

Enjoy the control that comes with being able to swap out parts or make upgrades on your own. The HP Z420 Workstation features a smart chassis that offers tool-less access to the inside, easy configurability, and an optional handle for seamless deployment. And with optional liquid cooling designed to deliver whisper-quiet performance, the HP Z420 is built to make your work flow more smoothly.

HP Z420 workstation specifications
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Form Factor Convertible minitower
Available Operating Systems
  • Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
  • Windows 8 Pro Downgrade to Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
  • Windows 8 Pro Downgrade to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Windows 7 Professional 32-bit*
  • Windows 7 Professional 64-bit*
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit*
  • HP Linux Installer Kit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (90 day license)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop/Workstation (1 year paper license; no preinstalled OS)
Available Processors1,2,3,4
  • Processor GHz Cache Memory Cores Hyper-Threading Intel® vPro Technology Intel® Turbo Boost Technology5
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2687W 3.1 20 MB 1600 MHz 8 Y Y 3, 7
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2665 2.4 20 MB 1600 MHz 8 Y Y 4, 7
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1660 3.3 15 MB 1600 MHz 6 Y Y 3, 6
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1650 3.2 12 MB 1600 MHz 6 Y Y 3, 6
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1620 3.6 10 MB 1600 MHz 4 Y Y 2, 3
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1607 3.0 10 MB 1066 MHz 4 N Y N/A
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-1603 2.8 10 MB 1066 MHz 4 N Y N/A
Chipset Intel® C602 Chipset
Memory7, 8 8 DIMM slots, Up to 64 GB ECC unbuffered DDR3 1600 MHz; 4 channels per CPU
Drive Controllers Integrated 6-channel SATA controller: 2 ports 6 Gb/s + 4 ports 3 Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 capable; Optional SAS controller: LSI 9212-4i 4-port SAS/SATA 6 Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 10 capable
Storage10, 11 Up to (4) 3.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1, 2, 3 TB, 12 TB max; Up to (4) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SATA drives: 250, 500 GB, 1 TB, 4 TB max; Up to (4) 2.5-inch 10K rpm SAS drives: 300, 600 GB, 2.4 TB max; Up to (4) 3.5-inch 15K rpm SAS drives: 300, 450, 600 GB, 2.4 TB max; Up to (4) 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives: 128, 256, 512 GB,** 1.5 TB max. Note: Fourth 3.5-inch drive occupies one external 5.25-inch bay. Fourth 2.5-inch drive is installed into top optical bay handle.
Optical Storage DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super-Multi, Blu-ray Writer, 22-in-1 Media Card Reader
Drive Bays 3 external 5.25-inch bays, 3 internal 3.5-inch HDD bays (4 total when using 5.25-inch bay converters); up to 4 eSATA
Expansion Slots 2 PCI Express Gen3 x16 mechanical/electrical; 1 PCI Express Gen3 x8 mechanical/electrical; 1 PCI Express Gen2 x8 mechanical/x4 electrical;
1 PCI Express Gen2 x4 mechanical/x1 electrical; 1 Legacy PCI
Available Graphics
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 300, NVIDIA NVS 310, NVIDIA NVS 315, NVIDIA NVS 510
  • Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro 410, NVIDIA Quadro K600, AMD FirePro™ V3900
  • Mid-range 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K4000, NVIDIA Quadro K5000, NVIDIA Quadro 6000, AMD FireProTM W7000, NVIDIA Tesla C2075, NVIDIA Tesla K20c
Audio Integrated Intel/Realtek HD ALC262 Audio; Creative Recon3D PCIe Audio Card; optional HP Thin USB Powered Speakers
Network13, 14 Integrated Intel GbE LAN; Optional Intel NIC; Optional Broadcom NIC; Optional HP 361T PCIe Dual Port Gigabit NIC; Optional HP X520 10GbE Dual Port Adapter; Optional HP 10GbE SFP+ SR Transceiver; Infineon TPM 1.2 Controller
Ports
  • Front: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394a standard, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone out, HP 22-in-1 Media Card Reader (optional)
  • Rear: 2 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394a standard , 2 IEEE 1394b ports via optional add-in PCIe card, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, 1 microphone in, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN, 1 serial via optional adapter
  • Internal: 6 USB 2.0, supports up to three HP Internal USB Port Kits (one two-port kit on each 2x5 header)
Input Devices PS/2 standard keyboard; USB standard keyboard; USB Smart Card Keyboard; PS/2 optical scroll mouse; USB 2-button optical scroll mouse; USB 3-button optical mouse; USB SpaceExplorer; USB SpacePilot; USB Laser Scroll Mouse
Dimensions (H x W x D) 17.63 x 7.0 x 17.5 in (44.76 x 17.78 x 44.52 cm)
Power Supply 600 Watt 90% efficient power supply
Compatible Displays (screen size diagonally measured) HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display (24-inch diagonal widescreen), HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor, HP ZR2740w 27-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitor, HP ZR2440w 24-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitor, HP ZR2240w 21.5-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitor, HP ZR2040w 20-inch LED Backlit IPS Monitor
Warranty16 Limited three-year Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor and 24x7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary. Extendable up to five years.

HP Z420 workstation performance

Enjoy superb performance.

Achieve the highest performance available in a single-processor personal workstation. The HP Z420 Workstation offers your choice of Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 and E5-2600 series processors—with base clock frequencies of up to 3.6GHz and the new Intel® C602 chipset. Delivering support for up to 8 cores of processing power, the HP Z420 never slows you down.

Never compromise on graphics.

Built to support next generation PCIe Gen3 graphics, the HP Z420 currently offers a breadth of AMD and NVIDIA® professional graphics cards from Pro 2D to high-end 3D, up to the NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000. With a 600W, 90% efficient power supply and support for up to 8 HP Performance Displays, the HP Z420 can maximize your productivity with the freedom of seeing and doing more all at once.

NVIDIA

Get the power to realize your vision with the new family of NVIDIA Quadro® K-series professional graphics featuring NVIDIA’s most powerful GPU architecture ever—NVIDIA® Kepler. Whether you’re creating revolutionary products or telling spectacularly vivid visual stories, Quadro® helps you do it better and faster. Offering support for up to 8 independent displays and robust OpenGL support, NVIDIA® graphics are fully certified and optimized with industry-leading applications from AutoDesk, Solidworks, Adobe®, and many others. Plus, with the NVIDIA® Tesla K20c as part of NVIDIA’s Maximus solution, the HP Z420 can efficiently fill your high-performance GPU computing needs.

AMD

Boost productivity with the serious power and performance of AMD FirePro professional graphics cards for the HP Z420 Workstation. Featuring extensive application certifications, support for up to 6 independent displays, and HP-qualified professional graphics drivers with full OpenGL and DirectX support, AMD FirePro cards are specifically built for outstanding performance. To maximize graphics performance, the HP Z420 is ready to support the next generation PCIe Gen3 graphics cards from AMD when they become available.

HP Z420 workstation graphics

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© Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The Information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting and additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  1. This product is brominated flame retardant, chlorinated flame retardant, and polyvinyl chloride free (BFR/CFR/PVC free) meeting the industry definition of 'BFR/CFR/PVC-free' per the iNEMI Position Statement on "Low Halogen" Electronics. Plastic parts incorporated into the chassis generally contain < 1000 ppm (0.1%) of bromine or chlorine. Printed circuit board and substrate laminates generally contain < 1500 ppm (0.15%) of total bromine and chlorine. Service parts after purchase may not be BFR/CFR/PVC-free. External accessories, including power supplies, power cords, and peripherals, as well as the following customer-configurable internal components: 3 ½" SAS HDDs, Intel SAS Upgrade Module, LSI 9260-8i SAS 6Gb/s ROC RAID Card, Creative Recon3D PCIe Audio Card, Liquid Cooling Solution, and Broadcom 5761 Gigabit PCIe NIC are not BFR/CFR/PVC-free.
  2. Limited three-year, Mon-Fri 8-5 next business day, parts, labor, and 24x7 phone support, terms and conditions may vary standard on Z1. HP Care Pack Services extend service contracts beyond the standard warranties. Service starts from date of hardware purchase. To choose the right level of service for your HP product, use the HP Care Pack Services Lookup Tool at www.hp.com/go/lookuptool. Additional HP Care Pack Services information by product is available at www.hp.com/carepacks. Service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location.
  3. Dual-, quad-, and six-core technologies are designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefits; check with software provider to determine suitability; Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of these technologies.
  4. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
  5. All specifications represent the typical specifications provided by HP's component manufacturers; actual performance may vary either higher or lower.
  6. Dual-, Quad- and Eight-Core technologies are designed to improve performance of multithreaded software products and hardware-aware multitasking operating systems and may require appropriate operating system software for full benefits; Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of these technologies.
  7. 64-bit computing on Intel® architecture requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, operating system, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel® 64 architecture. Processors will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel® 64 architecture-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. See www.intel.com/info/em64t for more information.
  8. Intel's numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
  9. Z620 systems configured with E5-1600 series processors may not add a 2nd processor. To support two processors, E5-2600 series processor must be chosen.
  10. Each processor supports up to 4 channels of DDR3 memory. To realize full performance at least 1 DIMM must be inserted into each channel.
  11. SATA hardware RAID is not supported on Linux systems. The Linux kernel, with built-in software RAID, provides excellent functionality and performance. It is a good alternative to hardware-based RAID. Please visit http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00060684/c00060684.pdf for RAID capabilities with Linux.
  12. For hard drives, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. TB = 1 trillion bytes. Actual formatted capacity is less.
  13. Actual speeds may vary. Does not permit copying of commercially available DVD movies or other copyright protected materials. Intended for creation and storage of your original material and other lawful uses. Note that DVD-RAM cannot read or write to 2.6 GB Single Sided/5.2 GB Double Sided – Version 1.0 media.
  14. As Blu-ray is a new format containing new technologies, certain disc, digital connection, compatibility and/or performance issues may arise, and do not constitute defects in the product. Flawless playback on all systems is not guaranteed. In order for some Blu-ray titles to play, they may require a DVI or HDMI digital connection and your display may require HDCP support. HD DVD movies cannot be played on this workstation.
  15. AMD graphics are not supported when there is greater than 32 GB of system memory present.
  16. HP Care Pack Services extend service contracts beyond the standard warranties. Service starts from date of hardware purchase. To choose the right level of service for your HP product, use the HP Care Pack Services Lookup Tool at www.hp.com/go/lookuptool. Additional HP Care Pack Services information by product is available at www.hp.com/carepacks. Service levels and response times for HP Care Packs may vary depending on your geographic location.