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HP z440
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi

 

I've got a HP Z 440 with a Xeon E5-1620V3 that I want to upgrade to a more powerful CPU.

 

Just want to check if a 2690 or 2695 CPU will work in this ?

 

Any experience or background would be greatly appreciated.

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JoeF6,

 

The answer depends on the definition of "powerful":

 

Computational, Data Functions, CPU rendering, Premiere:  If the goal is to have the highest number of clock cycles per unit time, according to Passmark baselines of 580 systems tested, the choice  is  the Xeon E5-2690 v3 12core @ 2.6 / 3.5GHz, having a Passmark CPU = 19884.  The average Single Thread Mark for the E5-2690 v3 is 1,839

 

3D Modeling, Photoshop: If the goal is to have the highest single thread performance, according to Passmark baselines of 580 systems tested, the choice  is  the Xeon E5-1650 v3 6-core @ 3.5 / 4.7GHz, having a Passmark CPU = 16832.  The average Single Thread Mark for the E5-1650 v3 is 2,126.  The E5-1650 v3 is one of very few Xeons that may be overclocked using the (free) Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU).  My assumption is that the E5-1650 v3 , stock at 3.5 / 3.8 running at 4.7GHz Turbo would require liquid cooling. As the average CPU=  10,373, (that is, CPU of 10,373 = STM of 2,176) extrapolating running at 4.7GHz would produce an STM = ~2,800. It is interesting that of 580, z440's tested, there is only one E5-1650 v3 shown as overclocked.

 

Good Core Count  + Good Single Thread:  Xeon E5-1680 v3 (8-core @ 3.3 .3.8GHz) average CPU= 13,080 / STM = 2,082. Highest CPU in z440 = 17399, which calculates very approximately to an STM = ~2,300.

 

As the system already has a E5-1650 v3, consider trying the overclocking before changing. However, as mentioned, 4.7GHz suggests a special cooling solution, perhaps even a custom open loop as out Forum friend Brian1965 uses in a z620. Both office systems here overclock Xeon E5-1650 v2 and Xeon E5-1680 v2 in z420 V2 and z620 V2 using the AIO z420 liquid cooler:

 

z420 Liquid cooler in z620:

z620_2_z420 Liquid Cooler_w Shroud_7.3.17.jpg

 

BambiBoomZ

 

HP z620_2 (2017) (R7) > Xeon E5-1680 v2 (8C@ 4.3GHz) / z420 Liquid Cooling / 64GB (HP/Samsung 8X 8GB DDR3-1866 ECC registered) / Quadro P2000 5GB _ GTX 1070 Ti 8GB / HP Z Turbo Drive M.2 256GB AHCI + Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB + HGST 7K6000 4TB + HP/HGST Enterprise 6TB / Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 sound interface + 2X Mackie MR824 / 825W PSU / Windows 7 Prof.’l 64-bit (HP OEM) > 2X Dell Ultrasharp U2715H (2560 X 1440)

[ Passmark Rating = 6280 / CPU rating = 17178 / 2D = 819 / 3D= 12629 / Mem = 3002 / Disk = 13751 / Single Thread Mark = 2368 [10.23.18]

HP z420_3: (2015) (R11) Xeon E5-1650 v2 (6C@ 4.3GHz) / z420 Liquid cooling / 32GB (HP/Samsung 4X 8GB DDR3-1866 ECC registered) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/ Samsung 860 EVO 500GB + HGST 4TB / ASUS Essence STX + Logitech z2300 2.1 / 600W PSU > Windows 7 Professional 64-bit (HP OEM ) > Samsung 40" 4K

[Passmark System Rating: = 5644 / CPU = 15293 / 2D = 847 / 3D = 10953 / Mem = 2997 Disk = 4858 /Single Thread Mark = 2384 [6.27.19]

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So you'd suggest the 2690 for premiere pro video editing work ?

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