HP Refreshes Line of HP Z Workstations with New Intel Xeon
Today, HP unveiled three of its new HP Z Workstations based on Intel's latest Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. The new workstations will feature the latest eight-core Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, offering users up to 512GB of DDR3 memory in a convenient, user upgradable and beautifully designed workstation tower.
The new line of HP Z Workstations will also feature the third-generation PCI Express technology which comes integrated together with the processor. The new connectivity standard will serve to improve the performance of these workstations especially where high data throughput is required in graphics intensive applications.
At the top end of the line-up, the HP Z820 will be an ideal solution for those in the oil and gas industry, mechanical computer-aided design (CAD), mechanical computer-aided engineering, medical, video and animation industries. The HP Z820 can provide up to 16 processing cores using two processor sockets, up to 512GB of ECC memory, up to 14 TB of storage and up to dual NVIDIA Quadro 6000 graphics.
For those who prefer something that suits a quiet environment, the HP Z620 is updated to support both a single- and dual-socket setup, providing up to 16 processing cores, up to 96GB of ECC memory, up to 11TB of storage and up to NVIDIA Quadro 6000 or dual NVIDIA Quadro 5000 graphics. It still packs a lot of processing power and HP is targeting these workstations to customers in the financial services, video, animation, architecture and midrange CAD.
At the more mainstream level, the new HP Z420 is updated to support a single processor with up to eight processing cores using the latest Xeon processor E5-1600 or E5-2600 product families. The system will allow the user to populate up to 64GB of ECC memory and up to 11TB of storage devices. Graphics will be based on either a single NIDIA Quadro 5000 or dual NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics cards.
The HP Z420, Z620 and Z820 Workstations are expected to be available worldwide beginning in April. Estimated U.S. pricing starts at $1,349 for the HP Z420, $1,549 for the HP Z620 and $1,949 for the HP Z820.