HP Z440 Workstation Massive Computational Performance

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The HP Z440 workstation is HP’s mid to entry-level platform for professionals working in design, financial analysis, and geology, but it will still run circles around your typical PC. Featuring the latest technology, coupled with high-performance graphics support from Nvidia and AMD, help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. With its impressive performance credentials, it will more than satisfy the majority of workstation users. This is a great system for CAD professionals working in both 2D and 3D when paired with a professional graphics card from Nvidia or AMD.


HP Z440 Workstation Massive Computational Performance


Small Review of HP Z440 Workstation:

The HP Z440 tower workstation is a single-socket platform for design professionals, civil engineers, architects, and postproduction. It supports the latest enterprise technology for performance, resiliency, and adaptability to suit your changing business needs. ISV certified for optimal performance with the latest industry-leading software.

Advantages of HP Z440 Workstation:

Up to four storage devices are supported on the system but the 3rd and fourth drives require a 2:1 5.25-inch external bay adapter, which supports both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDD and SSDs. Both SATA, SAS Self-encrypting, and Hybrid HDDs and SSDs are supported on the Z440. There’s also a removable boot drive option and using an HP Z Turbo Drive Quad Pro in one of the PCIe slots provides up to four additional M.2 Solid State Drives for an additional 2TB of storage. Single and Dual M.2 SSD carriers are also supported. It should be noted that PCIe SSDs are not available with a SAS controller and require the HP 24 Fan and Front Card Guide Kit. You have options for hard drive controllers starting with the integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s HD controller and factory integrated RAID on the motherboard for SATA drives. For RAID support on Linux systems, all drives must be identical in type and capacity. PCIe SSDs cannot be used in a boot RAID configuration

The single processor supports eight DIMM slots total in four channels for a maximum of 128GB. Only Registered (RDIMM) DDR4 DIMMs are supported—DDR3 DIMMs are not. Installing more than four memory modules requires the HP Z440 Memory Cooling Solution. Memory speeds of 2400MHz requires an E5-2600 v4 processor, along with memory modules that supports this speed. E5-2600 v3 processors are only capable of 2133MHz maximum, and memory modules will run at that speed even if the stated speed is 2400MHz. Memory speed will default to the slowest performer between memory modules and CPUs.

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You have choices when it comes to processors, which can significantly affect cost. This system features the Intel C612 chipset and supports both the E5-2600 v3 with up to eight cores at speeds of up to 2133MHZ, or the E5-2600 v4 processors with up to four cores and transfer speeds of up to 2400MHz. Both E5-2600 v3 and v4 processors feature integrated PCIe 3.0 controllers. Optionally, the E5-1600 v3, and E5-1600 v4 processor are also supported, boasting four to eight cores. Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Hyper-threading is supported but not with all processors.


The HP Z440 tower workstation is an excellent choice supporting many of the same features found on the high-end Z-series models. It offers performance and expansion options at a more reasonable price point that should more than satisfy the vast majority of professional workstation users. This system is highly adaptable and scalable to your changing workload.

Technical Specification

HP Z440 Tower Workstation – Specifications

  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1600 v3 and E5-1600 v4 product families
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 and E5-2600 v4 product families


  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro 64)
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 10 Pro 64)
  • HP Installer Kit for Linux®


CHIPSETIntel® C612 Chipset
MEMORYMaximum memory: 128 GB
Transfer rates up to 2400 MT/s
Only registered memory is supported:

  • DDR4-2400 ECC registered SDRAM
  • DDR4-2133 ECC Registered SDRAM


Drive Controllers:

  • Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s
  • LSI MegaRAID® 9270-8i SAS 6.0 Gb/s ROC RAID Card and iBBU09 Battery Backup Unit (optional)


STORAGEInternal Storage:

  • 300 GB up to 600 GB SAS (15000 rpm)
  • 300 GB up to 1.2 TB SAS (10000 rpm)
  • 500 GB up to 4 TB SATA (7200 rpm)
  • 500 GB SATA SED (7200 rpm)
  • 128 GB up to 1 TB SATA SSD
  • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive (PCIe SSD)
  • 256 GB up to 1 TB HP Z Turbo Drive G2 (PCIe SSD)
  • 512 GB (2 x 256 GB) up to 2 TB (4 x 512 GB) HP Z Turbo Quad Pro (PCIe SSD)

Optical Storage:

  • Slim SATA SuperMulti DVD writer
  • Slim SATA BDXL Blu-ray writer

Additional Storage:

  • 15-in-1 media card reader (optional)
  • HP DX115 Removable HDD Frame/Carrier (optional)



  • Internal:

Two 3.5”


  • Two 5.25”
  • One slim ODD


GRAPHICSProfessional 2D:

  • NVIDIA® NVS™ 310 (1 GB)
  • NVIDIA® NVS™ 315 (1 GB)
  • NVIDIA® NVS™ 510 (2 GB)

Entry 3D:

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K420 (2 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K620 (2 GB)
  • AMD FirePro™ W2100 (2 GB)

Mid-range 3D:

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M2000 (4 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K2200 (4 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K1200 (4 GB)
  • AMD FirePro™ W4300 (4 GB)
  • AMD FirePro™ W5100 (4 GB)

High-end 3D:

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M5000 (8 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® M4000 (8 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K4200 (4 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K5200 (8 GB)
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000 (12 GB)
  • AMD FirePro™ W7100 (8 GB)

High performance GPU computing:

  • NVIDIA® Tesla® K40



AUDIOIntegrated Realtek HD ALC221


  • Integrated Intel® I218LM PCIe GbE
  • Intel® I210-T1 PCIe GbE (optional)
  • HP X540-T2 10 GbE Dual Port Adapter (optional)
  • HP X520 10 GbE Dual Port Adapter (optional)
  • HP 10 GbE SFP+SR Transceiver (optional)
  • HP 361T PCIe dual-port gigabit (optional)
  • Intel® 7260 802.11 a/b/g/n PCIe WLAN (optional)
  • Intel® 8260 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with BlueTooth® 4.2 PCIe NIC (optional)


  • 2 PCIe Gen3 x16
  • 1 PCIe Gen3 x8 (open-ended)
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 (open-ended)
  • 1 PCIe Gen2 x1 (open-ended)
  • 1 PCI



  • 4 USB 3.0
  • 1 microphone
  • 1 headset


  • 4 USB 3.0
  • 2 USB 2.0
  • 2 PS/2
  • 1 RJ-45
  • 1 audio line in
  • 1 audio line out


  • 1 USB 2.0
  • 1 USB 3.0


  • HP PS/2 Keyboard
  • HP USB Keyboard
  • HP USB SmartCard Keyboard
  • HP Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
  • HP PS/2 Mouse
  • HP USB Optical Mouse
  • HP USB 1000 dpi Laser Mouse
  • HP USB Optical 3-Button Mouse
  • HP SpacePilot Pro 3D USB Intelligent Controller
  • 3Dconnexion CADMouse


WEIGHT24.3 lb (11 kg)
Note: exact weight depends upon configuration




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