Bringing new levels of power previously only available in high-end desktop workstations, HP has announced at Nvidia’s GTC 2021 significant GPU performance improvements to its entry Z by HP desktop lineup, including HP Z2 Small Form Factor G8 and Z2 Tower G8.
Additionally, in order to democratize 3D for entry workflows and bring advanced visualization to the masses, Z offers the latest technology from Nvidia and Samsung, brands trusted by the creative community to bring reliability.
Nvidia’s new Nvidia RTX A4000 and RTX A5000 provide HP Z2 Tower G8 customers the option to configure their Z desktop with the latest generation RT cores, Tensor Cores, and CUDA cores. Z by HP is also adding additional Ampere graphics options to the performance desktop line, including the Z4, Z6, and Z8 desktop workstations, for improved performance across segment workflows.
“Remote work is going to continue and employees will have a choice of where to work,” said Bob Pette, vice president of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “The new NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPUs with Z by HP desktops will give employees the computing power they need to work from anywhere.”
To further enhance the performance of the Z entry desktop lineup, customers can now configure Z2 SFF and Z2 Tower with Samsung’s recently announced PCIe Gen4 drives. The latest drives from Samsung offer increased transfer rates, delivering improved bandwidth for even greater performance and seamless workflows for data-intensive users.
The Z2 Small Form Factor, the world’s fastest SFF workstation running Autodesk and SolidWorks applications, and the Z2 Tower improves on previous generations with the latest components from Nvidia, Intel, and Samsung.
The Z2 Small Form Factor features up to 11th generation Intel Core and Xeon W processors and up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 GPU to deliver outstanding performance for accelerated ray tracing and AI in a small size with endless options to upgrade. The Z2 Tower is the benchmark in entry-level workstation power for professional creators. With the Z2 Tower, users can now run multi-threaded applications while multitasking by leveraging up to an Nvidia RTX A5000 GPU and Intel Xeon vPro processors and Intel CPU K-series performance.
HP Z2 Small Form Factor G8 is expected to be available in May 2021 for a starting price of $1,169. HP Z2 Tower G8 is expected to be available in May 2021 for a starting price of $1,179.