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04-01-2021 08:35 AM
I want to buy Hp z620.I want to buy V1 version of this workstation ,as I will use only V1 versions processors and this is enough for me and I don't need to use V2 processors.But I need your opinion.
Which one you recommend to buy ?
04-01-2021 09:19 AM
What programs are you using and will you need two processors?
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 / 64GB (HP/Samsung 8X 8GB DDR3-1866 ECC registered) / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB/ HP/LSI 9212-4i > 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]
04-01-2021 10:45 AM
if it's mostly for gaming, a z420 with a v2 motherboard and the 600 watt upgraded power supply would be a much better choice than a z620 as it will support the same or more cpu's than a z620 and be quite a bit cheaper
04-01-2021 10:46 AM - edited 04-01-2021 10:50 AM
For gaming use, the highest possible CPU clock speed is an important advantage. Consider buying a z620- or z420 if a second CPU is not required- having a Xeon E5-1650 v2. The E5-1650 v2 is one of the rare Xeons that may be overclocked using the free Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. The office z420 is using an E5-1650 v2 overclocked to 4.3GHz on all cores. As far as I know the highest clock speed of an E5 first version is the Xeon E5-1660 6-core @ 3.3 /3.9GHz and that will have two cores @ 3.9, two @ 3.6, and so on down to 3.3GHz.
A v2 system will also be running DDR3-1866 instead of the first version DDR3-1600.
A v2 system is not necessarily more expensive than a first version.
Over time, games seem to be demanding higher clock speeds and more cores.
04-01-2021 11:59 AM
i have only seen exactly "ONE" post about this and it was within 6 weeks or so ago, a poster said a 4xxx spu worked in his workstation which was a bit of a surprise to me and mostly pointless as the 4xxx line of cpu's are made for quad socketed motherboards
04-01-2021 12:08 PM - edited 04-01-2021 12:13 PM
The E5-4650 is a server processor 8C@ 2.7/ 3.3GHz and LGA2011, but as a quad CPU uses a different chipset. It may run on the z420 or z620, as the 4650 can be used in from 1 to 4 processor configurations, but the zX20 series are listed as supporting only E5-16XX and E5-26XX CPU's.
Anyway, a 2.7/3.3 GHz CPU will not be a satisfying gaming experience.