Mac Pro vs. HP Z Workstation

Avoid paying for overpriced four year old hardware and increase your productivity with an HP Z Workstation powered by current generation hardware.

Left: Matching technology/configuration HP workstation for 2/3 the price of the Mac Pro Cylinder.
Right: Latest technology and double the performance HP Z Workstation for comparable price as the Mac Pro Cylinder.

Mac Pro vs. HP Z Workstation Z820 HP Z820 Mac Pro Apple Mac Pro Z640 HP Z640
Processor 2.5GHz 12-core Processor
[12-cores / 24-threads]
2.7GHz 12-core Processor
[12-cores / 24-threads]
2.2GHz 22-Core Processor
[22-cores / 44-threads]
Processor Type Intel Xeon E5 v2 'Ivy Bridge-EP' Intel Xeon E5 v2 'Ivy Bridge-EP' Intel Xeon E5 v4 'Broadwell'
Multi-core Geekbench 3 Score 30,500 32,000 42,500
Memory 64GB (4x16GB)
1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
64GB (4x16GB)
1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
128GB (4x 32GB)
2400MHz DDR4 ECC RAM
Max Memory 512GB (16x 32GB) 64GB (4x 16GB) 512GB (4x 128GB)
Internal Storage 512GB Flash 512GB Flash 512GB Flash
Storage Technology PCIe M.2 NVMe
(2016 Technology)
PCIe M.2 AHCI
(2013 Technology)
PCIe M.2 NVMe
(2017 Technology)
Graphics Card GTX 1080 8GB Pascal
(Compare to Mac Pro Dual D700)
Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs
with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each
GTX Titan 1080Ti 10GB Pascal
(Compare to Mac Pro Dual D700)
Graphics CUDA Cores 2880 0 3584
Optical Bays 3 0 2
Hard Drive Bays 4 0 2
Max Hard Drive Storage 60TB 0 40TB
Max SSD Storage 24TB 1TB 16TB
PCI/PCIe Accessory slots 7 0 6
Thunderbolt 2 Optional Yes Optional
Price $4650 $6600 $6900
Configuration Link Screenshot (January 2018) Link
Dual AMD FirePro™ D700 graphics processors with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each

GPU Memory: 12 GB GDDR5
CUDA Cores: n/a
Stream Processors: 2048
Memory Bus: 384-bit-wide
Memory Bandwidth: 264GB/s
Performance: 3.5 teraflops


NVIDIA GTX 1080

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture. Discover amazing performance and power efficiency.

GPU Engine Specs

NVIDIA CUDA® Cores: 2560
Base Clock (MHz): 1607
Boost Clock (MHz): 1733

Memory Specs:

Memory Speed: 10 Gbps
Standard Memory Config: 8 GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface Width: 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 320

Technology Support:

Simultaneous Multi-Projection: Yes
VR Ready: Yes
NVIDIA Ansel: Yes
NVIDIA SLI® Ready1: Yes - SLI HB Bridge Supported
NVIDIA G-SYNC™-Ready: Yes
NVIDIA GameStream™-Ready: Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™: 3.0
Microsoft DirectX: 12 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan API: Yes
OpenGL: 4.5
Bus Support: PCIe 3.0
OS Certification: Windows 7-101, Linux, FreeBSDx86

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680x4320@60Hz
Standard Display Connectors: DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, DL-DVI
Multi Monitor: Yes
HDCP: 2.2

Dual AMD FirePro™ D700 graphics processors with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each

GPU Memory: 12 GB GDDR5
CUDA Cores: n/a
Stream Processors: 2048
Memory Bus: 384-bit-wide
Memory Bandwidth: 264GB/s
Performance: 3.5 teraflops


NVIDIA GTX 1080 Ti

GPU Engine Specs

NVIDIA CUDA® Cores: 3584
Boost Clock (MHz): 1531

Memory Specs:

Memory Speed: 11 Gbps
Standard Memory Config: 11 GB GDDR5X
Memory Interface Width: 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec): 484

Technology Support:

Simultaneous Multi-Projection: Yes
VR Ready: Yes
NVIDIA Ansel: Yes
NVIDIA SLI® Ready: Yes - SLI HB Bridge Supported
NVIDIA G-SYNC™-Ready: Yes
NVIDIA GameStream™-Ready: Yes
NVIDIA GPU Boost™: 3.0
Microsoft DirectX: 12 API with feature level 12_1
Vulkan API: Yes
OpenGL: 4.5
Bus Support: PCIe 3.0
OS Certification: Windows 7-101, Linux, FreeBSDx86

Display Support:

Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680x4320@60Hz
Standard Display Connectors: DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b
Multi Monitor: Yes
HDCP: 2.2