HP has started sales of its fourth-generation Z6 workstation, which pack one or two of Intel’s Xeon Scalable processor, NVIDIA’s Quadro RTX graphics cards, as well as up to 384 GB of memory. The new HP Z6 G4 machine is designed for graphics and compute intensive workloads and is aimed at VFX specialists, engineers and other creative professionals.

HP’s Z6 G4 workstation is based on one Intel Xeon W CPU or two Intel Xeon Scalable processors, with up to 48 cores in total. The machine can integrate up to 384 GB of DDR4 memory with ECC as well as six PCIe add-in-boards. Since the workstation has two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, it can also feature two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 graphics cards. In addition, the system can pack multiple SSDs and HDDs that offer tens of terabytes of storage space.

The key feature of HP’s Z6 G4 is its expandability and upgradeability. It may be configured with one Xeon W processor, but may be eventually upgraded to two Xeon Scalable CPUs using a special module. The machine comes with a 1000 W power supply, enough to feed the most power-hungry components.

HP’s Z6 workstations cost starting from $1,829 and sit between the company’s top-of-the-range dual-processor Z8 machine with up to four Quadro RTX 8000 graphics cards (which costs $2,489 and higher) as well as a more compact and affordable Z4 with two graphics cards that starts at $1359.

Like all HP Z workstations, the Z6 G4 comes with the company’s Sure Start self-healing BIOS capability, HP Sure Run security feature, HP Sure Recover  as well as a three-year warranty.

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  • Alistair - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    i never said in the comments for this article, i was referring to the comments when the Pro was announced
  • CyberWorker12000 - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    On the website, it looks like the max configurable RAM is actually "768 GB (12 x 64 GB) DDR4-2933 ECC Registered Memory (2 processors)".

    This looks like a solid workstation with most of the latest hardware options. It's great to know these kind of updated models are available when ready to upgrade to a new workstation. Thanks for the post.
  • sandtitz - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Sigh. This is very sloppy reporting. Anton, do you do any research when you post these ads?

    HP Z6 G4 is almost 2-year-old model. HP has validated Xeon W CPUs for it, but nothing else is new.

    The link in the article to HP Quickspecs has a summary of changes at the end, and the specs are already at version 16. Feel free to peruse it.

    Reading the Z6 G4 quickspecs (which the author failed to do):
    - can be configured with a single RTX 6000, not dual
    - can be configured with up to a single RTX 8000 48GB
    - can be configured with 56 cores total (2x Xeon Platinum 8x80), not 48 cores
    - can be configured with 768GB of memory (with 2 CPUs), not 384GB

    The Z8 G4 mentioned is spec'd to house a single RTX8000 as well, not four. Only some midrange 3D cards can be installed in a quad configuration.
  • twtech - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - link

    Some of the CPUs are only supported in a single-socket configuration.

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