Size: Intel Core i5-9400F/GTX 1660Ti/256GB SSD
Wireless Communication Technology Wi-Fi
Operating System Windows 10
Hardware Interface USB, USB Type C, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 2.0
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
RAM (Memory) 16 GB RAM
Weight 5.15 lb (2.34 kg)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 33.78 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.02 cm
13.3 in x 11 in x 6.7 in
Hardware Platform PC
Packs serious power. Use wisely.The HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop is all about smooth performance and crisp graphics wrapped up in a bold design. This PC offers the latest technology plus the ability to upgrade, keeping performance up-to-date.Windows 10 Home 649th Generation Intel Core i5 processor8 GB memory; 256 GB SSD storageDiscrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics (6 GB GDDR6 dedicated) Powered by NVIDIA Pascal architecture
For a PC gamer, the most important component in the system is the graphics card. This is the supermodel part that will make or break the setup and is responsible for making all your games look awesome. The more powerful the graphics card the higher, smoother frame rates you will get, the higher resolution you can run at, and the better your games will look. For graphics, this HP computer has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. We rate this NVIDIA GPU as powerful enough to run 980 games at a recommended level.
Next on the list has to be the CPU. The processor at the heart of your gaming desktop is the brains of the outfit, and is vital for making sure that you can get the most out of your graphics card when it comes to gaming performance. The number of cores isn’t vital for games, beyond four cores you get diminishing returns, but you want to make sure what you do have run at a high frequency. The HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Core i5-9400F has a Intel Core i5-9400F capable of running at 2.9 GHz. That level of power from an Intel chip means it is rated to run 981 of the most popular 1000 PC games at a recommended level.
The level of RAM in a gaming desktop is also important. More system memory allows your PC to churn through large amounts of data quickly, and for today’s massive open gameworlds it’s vital to have that information accessed quickly to speed up game loads. Having too little RAM can mean laggy frames and a poor experience.
This rig comes with 16GB of system RAM. Better than most dedicated gaming PC setups, according to the Steam Hardware Survey, and will be perfect if you’re aiming to do more with your desktop, such as streaming.
This pre-built gaming PC can run GTA V, PUBG, Red Dead Redemption 2, Apex Legends, Minecraft and Fortnite – some of the the biggest PC games at a recommended level.
Coming in at $1269.00 this rig falls into our high-end category of gaming PCs under $1500. The setup can run 962 of our target games at recommended level.
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