HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation

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HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation
Key Features
  • Designed for the Creative Professional
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 10-Core
  • 8GB 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
  • No Graphics Controller Installed
Built to fuel the creativity of those who reimagine our world, the VR-ready Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation from HP has been designed to run complex simulations, process huge amounts of data, edit 8K video in real time, work in edge-computing environments, and be used for other intensive tasks. Its exterior provides tool-free access to a modular interior, and strategically placed vents and ducts throughout the system help streamline airflow for quiet performance. The system is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Ten-Core processor and 13.75MB of L3 cache, all of which will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously and provide significant performance gains when running multi-threaded tasks. If more power is needed, the CPU can deliver extra performance by increasing its clock speed up to 3.0 GHz utilizing Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.
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HP G4 Overview

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Built to fuel the creativity of those who reimagine our world, the VR-ready Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation from HP has been designed to run complex simulations, process huge amounts of data, edit 8K video in real time, work in edge-computing environments, and be used for other intensive tasks. Its exterior provides tool-free access to a modular interior, and strategically placed vents and ducts throughout the system help streamline airflow for quiet performance. The system is powered by a 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4114 Ten-Core processor and 13.75MB of L3 cache, all of which will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously and provide significant performance gains when running multi-threaded tasks. If more power is needed, the CPU can deliver extra performance by increasing its clock speed up to 3.0 GHz utilizing Intel's Turbo Boost 2.0 technology.

The 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM comes in a 1 x 8GB configuration, allowing the computer to run multiple applications simultaneously and to quickly access frequently-used files and programs. As this RAM features ECC technology, it is able to help detect and correct the most common kinds of internal data corruption. This RAM is also registered, and registered memory modules, also known as buffered memory modules, place less electrical load on the memory controller and allow single systems to remain stable with more memory modules than they would have otherwise.

For long-term storage of your files, this system is equipped with a 500GB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" hard drive. If you want to add external storage drives, optical drives, printers, memory card readers, or other peripherals, the Z8 G4 features ten 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (four front and six rear), one of which doubles as a charging port. There is also one serial port and two PS/2 ports. For users who wish to add additional components to the drive bays, the Z8 G4 features four internal 3.5" drive bays that support 2.5" drives using adapters, and two external 5.25" drive bays. No integrated or dedicated graphics controllers are included with this system, allowing the user to select a dedicated graphics card of their choice. Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the integrated Realtek HD ALC221 audio controller outputs high-definition audio and delivers higher fidelity than standard audio controllers. Network connectivity is achieved using dual integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, and HP's Slim DVD Writer can be used to read from and write to optical media.

The Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation includes a USB keyboard, a USB mouse, and a power cord. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (64-bit), which scales up for machines with a high number of logical processors and large amounts of RAM for server-grade hardware and power users.

B&H Photo is an authorized HP reseller with professional in-house technicians available for upgrades & installations on these workstations and laptops. Built with power and speed in mind, the Z Series is designed to enhance audio and video post-production workflows and more. Each HP Z series workstation or laptop features a range of top-tier processors and large RAM loadouts. The workstations are built with graphics flexibility in mind as well so that the end consumer can configure the graphics options to their needs, and each unit includes a 3/3/3 warranty - 3 years limited warranty for parts, 3 years limited warranty for labor, and 3 years of repairs performed at customer site for those parts not eligible for Customer Self Repair (CSR). For 24/7 customer service, please call 1-800-334-5144.

HP Z8 G4 Workstation Features
Mobility & Flexibility
With full grip front and rear aluminum carrying handles and slick feet, the system can be moved to a new location or to gain better access. The system can be used in desktop/deskside orientations or rack-mounted using HP's enterprise-class, fully extendable rails.
Interior Design & Cooling
The interior is organized with a consistent user access strategy. All user-serviceable components are identified with blue touchpoints. The service label located on the left access panel provides users with system board and memory loading information and quick access to diagnostic information. Cables are hidden or efficiently routed, providing better component access and airflow management.

The chassis is designed to maximize fresh air inlet to the system, and direct cool air where it's needed. The CPU and memory ducting has a design to help maximize fresh air inlet to both the memory and CPU, and keeps the memory airflow separated from the CPU airflow. The memory ducting has a patent-pending multi-channel design that directs cooler air from the inlet to both the front and rear DIMM banks, as well as to separate segments along the length of the DIMMs. The zone between the front and rear CPUs is divided by a baffle to direct fresh air to both CPUs and prevent preheated exhaust air from the front CPU cooler from entering the rear CPU cooler.
Designing the Experience
Due to the tool-free ease of use, HP understands system and component security may be a concern. Therefore, several security features have been incorporated. The left side access panel includes a key lock and the right side panel can be secured with the HP BPC Security Lock or Kensington security device. An optional system intrusion switch is also available. The rear access power supply is unlocked by default but can be secured by removing the PSU and enabling the locking mechanism on the side cover of the power supply.
DDR4 Memory Supported
The HP Z8 G4 supports up to 768GB using RDIMM modules (8, 16, and 32GB), and up to 3TB using LRDIMM modules (64, 128, and 256GB). While the system has 24 total RAM slots, all 24 slots are only supported in systems with dual processors. Systems with single processors only support 12 RAM slots. Additionally, the system will only work with DDR4 memory, you cannot mix LRDIMMs with RDIMMs, and dual processor configurations with memory modules installed for only one processor is not supported.
PCI Express Connectors
Seven PCIe Gen3 slots provide expandability supporting up to four PCIe storage devices with optional slots, including Thunderbolt 3 cards and RAID controllers.

Slot 1
PCIe Gen3 x4 (transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 2
PCIe Gen3 x16

Slot 3
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 4
PCIe Gen3 x16

Slot 5
PCIe Gen3 x4

Slot 6
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)

Slot 7
PCIe Gen3 x4

Note: The PCIe x4 and PCIe x8 connectors are all open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot
Front I/O
This HP Z8 G4 is configured with the Base Front I/O option and is equipped with four 5 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (the left-most supports battery charging), a combo headset/microphone jack, and the option for an SD card reader.
Internal I/O
Internal Slot 1 (CPU 1)
PCIe Gen3 x8 (always available, for M.2 storage)

Internal Slot 2 (CPU 2)
PCIe Gen3 x8 (available only when a second CPU is installed, for M.2 storage)

2 USB 2.0 ports available with a single 2x5 header
1 USB 2.0 port available with a 1x6 header
1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 port available with a 2x6 header

Note: The 2x5 header can be converted to a standard USB 2.0 Type-A port using HP's Internal USB Bus Port Kit, which uses half of the 2x5 header. The 1x6 header can be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit and uses 5 pin positions on the header, and the 2x6 header can also be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit, which takes up half of the 2x6 header. Additionally, the USB 3.0 header is available with a single 20-pin shrouded connector for a USB media card reader.
Rear I/O
In the rear I/O area, the HP Z8 G4 provides six 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, support for two additional Ethernet ports via a separately sold module, a 3.5mm audio line-in/mic-in jack, a 3.5mm audio line-out jack, two PS/2 ports, and a serial port. Additional rear I/O ports can be added via PCIe add-in cards.
Windows 10 Pro
Start Menu
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Cortana
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
Microsoft Edge
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
Windows Store
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows Continuum
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
Windows 10 Pro
The Pro version of Windows 10 includes all of the features of Windows 10 Home plus many designed specifically for businesses users, including Hyper-V virtualization, BitLocker disk encryption, and remote desktop access. Devices will also be able to join domains and the Azure Active Directory, and they can even access a specialized version of the Windows Store featuring custom, company-specific applications.
UPC: 192018109421

HP G4 Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (64-Bit)
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Ports
10 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
2 x PS/2
1 x DE-9/DB-9 Serial
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone/Line Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard with Number Pad
Pointing Device
USB Mouse
Power Supply
1125 W with IEC
Performance
Chipset
Intel C622
CPU Socket
LGA 3647
L3 Cache
13.75 MB
Graphics Type
No
Memory Type
2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory
8 GB
Memory Configuration
1x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity
3 TB
Memory Slot Type
DIMM
Memory Slots
12 (11 Available)
Buffered Memory
Yes
ECC Memory
Yes
Storage and Expansion
Total Drive Bays
2 x 5.25" (External)
4 x 2.5/3.5" (Internal)
SSD Slots
2 x M.2 PCIe (Unspecified Interface) (Available)
Total Installed Capacity
1 TB
Hard Disk Storage
1 x 1 TB 3.5" SATA (7200 rpm)
PCI Expansion
2x PCIe 3.0 x16
3x PCIe 3.0 x4
Optical Drive
Tray-Load SuperMulti DVD Burner with Dual Layer Support
Inputs / Outputs
Ports
10 x USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1
2 x PS/2
1 x DE-9/DB-9 Serial
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Microphone/Line Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Line Output
Built-In Speakers
Yes
Media/Memory Card Slot
No
Communications
Network I/O
2x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Wi-Fi
No
NFC
No
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard with Number Pad
Pointing Device
USB Mouse
General
Security
Firmware TPM (Software-Based)
Power Supply
1125 W with IEC
AC Input Power
100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature
40 to 95°F / 4 to 35°C
Operating Humidity
8 to 85%
Dimensions
21.7 x 17.5 x 8.5" / 55.1 x 44.5 x 21.6 cm
Weight
49.4 lb / 22.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
57.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
29 x 25 x 13"

HP G4 Reviews

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question

is this enough for 6k raw editing? Will it give smooth playback?
Asked by: Oudom
Yes, the HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation B&H # HEZ8G43GF38 is good for 6K Raw editing. It's capable of smooth playback but this will always depend on the project, how complex it is and how fast your storage devices are. If you have more specific questions, please contact us via Live chat, Phone or email at [email protected].
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Whats the maximum ram capacity?

Whats the maximum ram capacity?
Asked by: DUANE
As per the manufacturer this computer can support up to 3TB of RAM.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2019-03-07

Does the HP Z8 G4 with a single processor support ...

Does the HP Z8 G4 with a single processor support a 2nd processor or are additional parts required, aside from a fan and heatsink? (e.g. with the z640 a riser board was required)
Asked by: Nicholas
This PC only supports a single CPU.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2019-05-01
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