HP Z8 G4 Series Tower Workstation
HP Z8 G4 Workstation Tower
The HP Z8 G4 workstation is not only the industry’s first to support dual-processors from Intel’s Xeon Scalable family of processors, but also the first workstation with self-healing BIOS. It features an impressive 3TB max memory footprint and support for up to 48TB of storage. This workstation can easily handle even the most complex applications.
- Designed for the Creative Professional
- 1.8 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4108 8-Core
- 8GB 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC Registered RAM
- No Graphics Controller Installed
HP Tower G4 Overview
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 1.8 GHz Intel Xeon Silver 4108 Eight-Core processor and 11MB 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
Interior Design & Cooling
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
DDR4 Memory Supported
PCI Express Connectors
PCIe Gen3 x4 (transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when a second CPU is installed)
PCIe Gen3 x16
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)
PCIe Gen3 x16
PCIe Gen3 x4
PCIe Gen3 x16 (available only when a second CPU is installed)
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
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 2×5 header
1 USB 2.0 port available with a 1×6 header
1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 port available with a 2×6 header
Note: The 2×5 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 2×5 header. The 1×6 header can be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit and uses 5 pin positions on the header, and the 2×6 header can also be converted to USB 2.0 Type-A using the same kit, which takes up half of the 2×6 header. Additionally, the USB 3.0 header is available with a single 20-pin shrouded connector for a USB media card reader.
Windows 10 Pro
Xbox on Windows 10
Additional Windows 10 Pro Features
|Manufacture Year(s)||2018 – current|
|Form Factor||Rackable tower|
|Processor Family||Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family|
|Processors||Intel Xeon Platinum 82xx processors (2nd Gen, 2019)
Intel Xeon Platinum 81xx processors (1st Gen, 2018)
Intel Xeon Gold 61xxR processors (2nd Gen Refresh, 2020)
Intel Xeon Gold 62xx processors (2nd Gen, 2019)
Intel Xeon Gold 61xx processors (1st Gen, 2018)
Intel Xeon Gold 52xxR processors (2nd Gen Refresh, 2020)
Intel Xeon Gold 52xx processors (2nd Gen, 2019)
Intel Xeon Gold 51xx processors (1st Gen, 2018)
Intel Xeon Silver 42xxR processors (2nd Gen Refresh, 2020)
Intel Xeon Silver 42xx processors (2nd Gen, 2019)
Intel Xeon Silver 41xx processors (1st Gen, 2018)
Intel Xeon Bronze 32xx processors (2nd Gen, 2019)
Intel Xeon Bronze 31xx processors (1st Gen, 2018)
|Memory||Type: DDR4 RDIMM ECC
Slots: 24 DIMM (12 per processor)
Speed: 2666MHz (1st Gen Intel Xeon Scalable), 2933MHz (1st Gen Intel Xeon Scalable)
Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
Maximum: 3 TB (1.5 TB per processor)
|I/O Controller||Integrated SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Factory integrated RAID available for SATA/SAS drives (RAID 0, 1, and 10)
|Internal Storage||4x Drive Bays – Up to 4x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA Drives
3x Optical Bays – Up to 4x 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA Drives
Up to 4x M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs on 2 ‘Personality’ PCIe x4 Slots. 2 drives per CPU.
Up to 8x M.2 NVMe PCIe SSDs on 2 HP Z Turbo Quad Pro x16 cards. 1 card per CPU.
|External Storage||Integrated: DVD Writer
Optional: Blu-Ray Writer
|Available Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce
AMD Radeon Pro
|Audio||Realtek HD ALC221|
Intel i219 and i210 Gigabit Ethernet controllers with Intel Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support.
Intel i210 1GbE single port PCIe (Gen 3 x1) network card
Intel i350 1GbE dual port PCIe (Gen 3 x1) network card
Intel i350 1GbE quad port PCIe (Gen 3 x1) network card
Intel X550-T2 10GbE dual port PCIe (Gen 3 x4) RJ45 network card
Intel X550-T2 10GbE dual port PCIe (Gen 3 x4) SFP+ network card
|Expansion Slots||2x PCIe x4
3x PCIe x8
4x PCIe x16
Slot 1 PCIe x4: Transforms to PCIe x8 when 2nd CPU is installed
Slots 3 and 6 PCIe x16 – Available only when 2nd processor is installed
1 PCIe x8 has rear bulkhead access
2 PCIe x8 are internal access only (For M.2 NVMe Solid-State Drives)
|Ports and Connectors||Standard Front Panel: 1 headset; 4 USB 3.1 (1 charging)
Premium Front Panel (optional): 1 headset, 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A (1 charging), 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Media Card Reader.
Rear: 1 PS/2 keyboard port; 1 PS/2 mouse port; 2 RJ-45 (1 GbE); 6 USB 3.1 Gen 1; 1 audio-in; 1 audio-out; 1 serial
|Power||1450 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC
1125 W internal power supply, up to 90% efficiency, active PFC
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||8.5 x 21.7 x 17.5 in
21.59 x 55.12 x 44.45 cm
(Exact weight depends upon configuration.)
|Energy Efficiency Compliance||ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT® registered configurations available|