HP Unveils New Performance Options for Z6 Workstations
New configurable options for Z6 G4 workstations feature Intel Xeon W CPUs that are designed for creative workloads like 3D animation and rendering.
July 18, 2019
HP delivers new configurable options for Z6 G4 workstations featuring Intel Xeon W CPUs that are designed for creative workloads like 3D animation and rendering, or any workflows that need higher core counts but don’t require the need for a dual processor system at higher prices.
With support for up to 364GB of memory on the new single socket Xeon W-3000 series processors, creators can now take advantage of the HP Z6 higher memory capacity, compared to the Z4. The Z6 is also highly expandable with six PCIe slots for future needs. Every Z workstation comes with a 3-year warranty, software certifications and HP Sure Start featuring self-healing BIOS.
The Z8 G4, is designed for demanding workflows, like visual effects and finishing work on high-res (including 8K and beyond) content, the company says. The 1450W (100V) or 1700W (200V) power supply options enables the Z8 to harness the power of fully maxed out configurations, including dual Xeon scalable processors, up to four graphics cards and up to 68TB of storage capacity. The Z8 also has 7 PCIe slots and supports up to 8 Z Turbo drives, offering the greatest expandability in the Z workstation lineup.
The Z4 G4, HP’s performance workstation, supports up to two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs, which supports 8K Redcode RAW decoding and debayering for real-time playback, editing and color grading without the need to purchase extra video decoding hardware. The Z4 has support for two full sized graphics cards, five PCIe slots and up to 256GB of system memory for fast application responsiveness when working with large content files.
The HP Z4, HP Z6 and HP Z8 are available now. HP Z4 G4 expected starting price is $1,359, the HP Z6 G4 expected starting price is $1,829, and the HP Z8 G4 expected starting price is $2,489.
HP also offers the HP DreamColor Z31x Studio Display, an advanced color-critical display. It has cinema 4K resolution, accurate colors, user calibration and a host of workflow tools, according to the company. At a new $2,999 price point and now available, the Z31x Display has features such as integrated remote manageability, automatic or scheduled calibration, and an integrated KVM switch. For creators in media and entertainment, you can also access built-in markers and masks, video levels, split picture-in-picture and user presets.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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