HP Z840 Workstation

More power to you

HP Z840 Workstation

Push your computing boundaries with the HP Z840 Workstation and keep up with your biggest projects. Built for high-end computing and visualization, the HP Z840 delivers outstanding performance in one of the industry’s most expandable chassis. Primed to perform, the HP Z840 allows you to achieve the performance you need with the ability to support two next generation Intel® Xeon® processors for up to 36 total processor cores in one system.2

Coming soon


Up to


with Intel® Xeon® processors


Up to


of memory3


Up to

10 internal

drive bays*

Thunderbolt™ Technology

Thunderbolt Technology

Move data faster than ever.12

HP Z840 Workstation

Prepare to be spectacular.

Take on the hardest projects with HP’s highest performing workstation. Get the best of HP ZDNA with maximized memory and internal storage capacity that enables you to create work that really makes a statement. Take your productivity up a notch and get serious about graphics with professional graphics cards from both NVIDIA® and AMD®. And move multitasking to a new level with the ability to easily connect and work on up to eight displays.4

HP Z840 Workstation form factor

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Form Factor Rackable minitower
Available Operating Systems
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64 1
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (available through downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro 64) 2
  • Windows 7 Professional 64 (National Academic) 1
  • HP Installer Kit for Linux 1
Processor Family Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processor
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2699 v3 (2.3 GHz, 45 MB cache, 18 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v3 (2.6 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2695 v3 (2.3 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2690 v3 (2.6 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2687W v3 (3.1 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2683 v3 (2.0 GHz, 35 MB cache, 14 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v3 (2.5 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 v3 (2.3 GHz, 30 MB cache, 12 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2667 v3 (3.2 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v3 (2.6 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2650 v3 (2.3 GHz, 25 MB cache, 10 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2643 v3 (3.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v3 (2.6 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2637 v3 (3.5 GHz, 15 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2630 v3 (2.4 GHz, 20 MB cache, 8 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2623 v3 (3.0 GHz, 10 MB cache, 4 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2620 v3 (2.4 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2609 v3 (1.9 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro)
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-2603 v3 (1.6 GHz, 15 MB cache, 6 cores, Intel® vPro)3,4
Chipset Intel® C612
  • 512 GB DDR4-2133 ECC Registered RAM
  • 32 GB DDR4-2133 ECC Load-reduced RAM
  • Actual memory speed dependent on processor. Registered and load-reduced DIMMS may not be mixed.
  • 8 DIMM (with 1 processor) and 16 DIMM (with 2 processors)
Internal Storage
  • 300 GB up to 600 GB SAS (15000 rpm) 5
  • 300 GB up to 1.2 TB SAS (10000 rpm) 5
  • 500 GB up to 3 TB SATA (7200 rpm) 5
  • 500 GB SATA SED 5
  • 128 GB up to 1 TB SATA SSD 5
  • 256 GB SATA SE SSD 5
  • 256 GB up to 512 GB HP Z Turbo Drive (PCIe SSD)5
Optical Storage Slim SATA DVD-ROM; Slim SATA SuperMulti DVD writer; Slim SATA Blu-ray writer6,7
Additional Storage 1 15-in-1 media card reader (optional)
Available Graphics
  • Professional 2D: NVIDIA NVS 310 (512 MB); NVIDIA NVS 315 (1 GB); NVIDIA NVS 510 (2 GB)
  • Entry 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K420 (1 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K620 (2 GB); AMD FirePro W2100 (2 GB)
  • Mid-range 3D: AMD FirePro W5100 (4 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K2200 (4 GB)
  • High-end 3D: NVIDIA Quadro K4200 (4 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K5200 (8 GB); NVIDIA Quadro K6000 (12 GB)
Audio Integrated IDT 92HD94 audio
Communications Integrated Intel I210AT PCIe GbE; Integrated Intel I218LM PCIe GbE; Intel Ethernet I210-T1 PCIe NIC (optional); HP X520 10 GbE Dual Port Adapter (optional); HP 10 GbE SFP+SR Transceiver (optional); HP 361T PCIe Dual Port Gigabit NIC (optional); Intel 7260 802.11a/b/g/n PCIe WLAN (optional) 8
Expansion Slots 2 PCIe Gen3 x16; 1 PCIe Gen3 x16 (when 2nd CPU installed); 1 PCIe Gen2 x4 (when 1 CPU installed) OR PCIe Gen3 x8 (when 2nd CPU installed); 1 PCIe Gen3 x8; 1 PCIe Gen3 x4; 1 PCIe Gen2 x1; 1 PCIe Gen2 x 4 when 1 CPU is installed. Transforms to PCIe Gen3 x8 when 2nd CPU installed. The PCIe x8 connectors are open ended, allowing a PCIe x16 card to be seated in the slot.
Ports and Connectors
  • Front: 4 USB 3.0; 1 combo headset; 1 microphone
  • Rear: 4 USB 3.0; 2 USB 2.0; 1 serial; 2 PS/2; 2 RJ-45; 1 audio line in; 1 audio line out
  • Internal: 2 USB 2.0; 1 USB 3.0 Internal USB 2.0 available by the 2x5 header. Internal USB 3.0 available by the 2x10 header.
Drive Bays (Internal) Four 3.5"
Drive Bays (External) Two 5.25"; One slim ODD
Input Devices HP USB SmartCard Keyboard; HP 2.4 GHz Wireless Keyboard & Mouse; HP PS/2 Keyboard; HP USB Keyboard; 9; HP USB Optical 3-Button Mouse; HP PS/2 Mouse; HP USB Optical Mouse; HP USB 1000 dpi Laser Mouse; HP SpaceExplorer 3D USB Controller; HP SpacePilot Pro 3D USB Intelligent Controller; 9
Software HP Performance Advisor; HP Remote Graphics Software (RGS) 6.0; Cyberlink Media Suite & PowerDVD; Foxit PhantomPDF Express; Buy Office
Security HP Chassis Intrusion Sensor; HP Security Cable with Kensington Lock 9
Power 850 W 88% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC; 1125 W 90% efficient, wide-ranging, active PFC
Dimensions (H x W x D)
  • 8 x 20.7 x 17.5 in
  • 20.3 x 52.5 x 44.4 cm
  • 46.7 lb
  • 21.1 kg
  • (Exact weight depends upon configuration.)
Environmental Certification Low halogen 11
Compatible Displays HP Z Display Z30i 30-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor; HP Z Display Z27i 27-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor; HP Z Display Z24i 24-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor; HP Z Display Z23i 23-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor; HP Z Display Z22i 21.5-inch IPS LED Backlit Monitor; HP DreamColor LP2480zx Professional Display; HP DreamColor Z27x Professional Display; HP DreamColor Z24x Professional Display
Energy Efficiency Compliance ENERGY STAR® qualified and EPEAT® registered configurations available 10
Warranty Protected by HP Services, including a limited 3 years parts, 3 years labor, and 3 years onsite service (3/3/3) standard warranty. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.

HP Z840 Workstation performance

Get going.

Experience expansion like you never dreamed possible. With 7 PCIe slots, up to 10 internal drive bays,* and 16 memory slots supporting up to 2TB of memory3 the HP Z840 can do it all. Maximize your time and increase your capabilities with built-in USB and SATA ports. Set a new performance curve and reduce boot up, calculation, and graphics response times and revolutionize how you handles large files with the HP Z Turbo Drive. And thanks to Thunderbolt technology, you'll transfer data at lightning-fast speeds with the ability to connect to high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices over a single Thunderbolt cable. Ready to get going?

And keep going.

Reach your goals. The sleek and sturdy HP Z840 Workstation features uncompromised reliability, a tool-less chassis to facilitate upgrades, a lockable side panel, and handles to move the system around. The system’s elegant industrial design also boasts low acoustics, dual integrated Gb Ethernet, and aluminum panels. And this deskside powerhouse is also 5U rack mountable.4

HP Z840 Workstation chassis

* Target availability date early 2015

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  1. Not all features are available in all editions or versions of Windows. Systems may require upgraded and/or separately purchased hardware, drivers and/or software to take full advantage of Windows functionality. See http://www.microsoft.com.
  2. Multi-Core is designed to improve performance of certain software products. Not all customers or software applications will necessarily benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit computing system required. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel’s numbering is not a measurement of higher performance.
  3. Available with 128GB DIMMs
  4. Sold separately or as an optional feature.
  5. Thunderbolt is an optional or after-market feature. Thunderbolt cable and Thunderbolt device (sold separately) must be compatible with Windows. To determine whether your device is Thunderbolt Certified for Windows, see https://thunderbolttechnology.net/products.