HP Z2 Mini review: tiny workstation

Xeon and Quadro in a mini package


Specifications and benchmarks

Below you can find an overview of the specifications and performance of the HP Z2 Mini we tested.

Product nameZ2 Mini G3
Product codeX8U89AV
DetailsProduct info
System typeMini PC
ProcessorIntel Xeon E3-1225 v5
Processor seriesIntel Xeon
Processor amount1
CPU clock frequency3.3 GHz
CPU clock frequency (max. turbo)3.7 GHz
Memory capacity8 GB
Amount of modules1
Memory typeDDR4
Memory clock frequency2400 MHz
Memory modules (Brand / Type)Micron MTA8TF1G64HZ-213GB1
Memory slots total2
Memory slots available1
SATA 600 total1
SATA 600 available0
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
External connectors
USB 3.04
HDMI input
LAN - ChipIntel I219-LM
LAN - Speed1000 Mbit/s
Graphics card
GPUNvidia Quadro M620
Memory (discrete)2048 MB
GPU clock756 MHz
GPU memory1018 MHz
HDMI output
DisplayPort output4
Codec typeHDA
S/PDIF input
S/PDIF output
Total hard disk / SSD capacity256 GB
SSD capacity256 GB
Hard disk / SSD 1 - TypeSSD
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Brand / nameMicron MTFDDAK256MBF
Hard disk / SSD 1 - Capacity256 GB
Optical drive(s)
DVD write
Blu-ray read
Blu-ray write
Power supply
Power supplyHP HSTNN-DA24
Continuous power240 W
Size - Width 21.8 cm
Size - Depth21.8 cm
Size - Height5.69 cm
Card reader
Reset button
TV Tuner
Analog Tuners
DVB-T Tuners
DVB-C Tuners
Includes monitor
Input devices
Includes mouse and keyboard
Keyboard - ProductHP KU-1469
Keyboard - Wireless
Mouse - ProductHP MOFYUO
Mouser - Wireless
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows 10 Pro
Cinebench 1019956
Cinebench R15 - CPU566
3DMark - Ice Storm91607
3DMark - Cloud Gate13041
3DMark - Fire Strike3057
PCMark 7 - PCMark Score6326
PCMark 7 - Lightweight Score5875
PCMark 7 - Productivity Score5224
PCMark 7 - Entertainment Score5409
PCMark 7 - Creativity Score10089
PCMark 7 - Computation Score14632
PCMark 7 - System Storage Score5421
PCMark 8 v2 - Home3724
PCMark 8 v2 - Creative3753
PCMark 8 v2 - Work3266
PCMark 8 v2 - Storage4959
PCMark 8 - Storage 2.0 - Storage Bandwidth244.7 MB/s
PCMark 8 - Storage 2.0 Storage Score4959
Storage TypeSSD
PCMark 8 - Storage 2.0 - Storage Bandwidth244.7 MB/s
PCMark 8 - Storage 2.0 Storage Score4959
Power consumption
Power consumption - off1.2 W
Power consumption - idle18.8 W
Power consumption 3DMark11 Combined84.4 W
Noise production idle (15 cm)19.7 dB(A)
Noise production active (15 cm)28.2 dB(A)
3D rendering
LuxMark OpenCL - Complex - CPU+GPU3288

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