With convenient expandability options, the HP Pavilion 500 is the versatile PC that grows as your needs do. With a sharp, modern design, it fits seamlessly anywhere you put it. Top that off with...
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HP has good average reviews for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1TB.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 500. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 is 860GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of PCs of this age and type is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 500. The average internal memory of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500 is 7.8GB.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory of computers of this age and type range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. The HP Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of this type and age.
The depths of computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 500 range from 31mm to 760mm. The Pavilion 500 is fairly shallow (only 176 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP Pavilion 500 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 500.
Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Most personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 500 have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the HP Pavilion 500 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.
Only One Graphics Adapter DVI Port
The Pavilion 500 is a one graphics adapter DVI port PC.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
At only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a very small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of personal computers of this spec and age is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Pavilion 500 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Pavilion 500 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only One DisplayPort
Most comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Pavilion 500 which has one DisplayPort.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The processor caches of computers of this age and spec range from 2MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP Pavilion 500 which has four processor threads.
The average width of personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 500 is 190mm. With a width of 385 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 500 is one of the widest medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this HP computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion 500 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 500.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
2 x 8
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video