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How the world’s fastest workstation PC compares to other machines

HP’s Z8 G4 computer is built for superpower users like VR designers and Pixar animators.

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Sam Kaplan

The HP Z8 G4 is about the size of a carry-on bag, but five, Formula One engineers, and others who use this kind of machine professionally, but it does make the desktop more reasonable for aspiring visual artists and die-hard PC . The spec sheet alone can’t quite convey just how much power is packed into this 18-inch-tall box. Here’s how its maxed-out configuration compares to the machines we interact with every day.

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