HP is one of the superior personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its few processor core PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 650 megahertz, the Pavilion 500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 500 is 200MHz and the fastest is 800MHz.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 is 1GB and the biggest is 4.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. Few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 610GB.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 500 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500 range from 4GB to 2TB.
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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 few processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.
Three PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
The HP Pavilion 500 has more PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots than most of the few processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most of the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 500 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, however this personal computer has three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The HP Pavilion 500 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most computers of this type and age. Most PCs that were released around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is actually the best audio output amongst all few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500.
The worst audio output across similar types of desktop computer is 5.1.
DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This personal computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Pavilion 500 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The Pavilion 500 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 500. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 is 1.6GB.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on few processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 500.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 500 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor That Supports ECC
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
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
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 2500
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 645
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video