Designed with ease.
Enjoy the control that comes with being able to swap out parts or make upgrades on your own. The HP Z420 Workstation features a smart chassis that offers tool-less access to the inside, easy configurability, and an optional handle for seamless deployment. And with optional liquid cooling designed to deliver whisper-quiet performance, the HP Z420 is built to make your work flow more smoothly.
Enjoy superb performance.
Achieve the highest performance available in a single-processor personal workstation. The HP Z420 Workstation offers your choice of Intel® Xeon® E5-1600 and E5-2600 series processors—with base clock frequencies of up to 3.6GHz and the new Intel® C602 chipset. Delivering support for up to 8 cores of processing power, the HP Z420 never slows you down.
Never compromise on graphics.
Built to support next generation PCIe Gen3 graphics, the HP Z420 currently offers a breadth of AMD and NVIDIA® professional graphics cards from Pro 2D to high-end 3D, up to the NVIDIA® Quadro® 6000. With a 600W, 90% efficient power supply and support for up to 8 HP Performance Displays, the HP Z420 can maximize your productivity with the freedom of seeing and doing more all at once.
Manufacture Year(s) First Generation (Intel Xeon E5 v1 processors): 2011-2013
Second Generation (Intel Xeon E5 v2 processors): 2013-2016
Form Factor Minitower Processor Intel® Xeon® E5 v1 processor
Intel® Xeon® E5 v2 processor
Chipset Intel® C602 Memory 8 DIMM slots, up to 128 GB, 8-channel ECC DDR3 (Transfer rates up to 1866 MT/s), 4 channels per CPU Drive Controllers Integrated 6-channel SATA controller: 2 ports 6 Gb/s + 4 ports 3 Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 capable; Optional SAS controller: LSI 9212-4i 4-port SAS/SATA 6 Gb/s, RAID 0, 1, 10 capable Optical Storage DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW DL Super-Multi, Blu-ray Writer, 22-in-1 Media Card Reader Drive Bays 2 external 5.25-inch bays
2 internal 3.5-inch HDD bays
Expansion Slots 2 PCI Express Gen3 x16 mechanical/electrical; 1 PCI Express Gen3 x8 mechanical/electrical; 1 PCI Express Gen2 x8 mechanical/x4 electrical
1 PCI Express Gen2 x4 mechanical/x1 electrical; 1 Legacy PCI
Available Graphics NVIDIA Quadro
AMD Radeon Pro
Audio Audio Integrated Intel/Realtek HD ALC262 Audio Network Network Integrated Intel GbE LAN
Infineon TPM 1.2 Controller
Ports Front: 2 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394a standard, 1 microphone in, 1 headphone out, HP 22-in-1 Media Card Reader (optional)
Rear: 2 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0, 1 IEEE 1394a standard , 2 IEEE 1394b ports via optional add-in PCIe card, 1 audio in, 1 audio out, 1 microphone in, 2 PS/2,
1 RJ-45 to integrated Gigabit LAN, 1 serial via optional adapter
Internal: 6 USB 2.0, supports up to three HP Internal USB Port Kits (one two-port kit on each 2x5 header)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 17.63 x 7.0 x 17.5 in
(44.76 x 17.78 x 44.52 cm)
Power Supply 600 Watt 90% efficient power supply