HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop, i5-9400F, GTX 1660 Ti, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD+1TB HDD Review

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop,  i5-9400F, GTX 1660 Ti

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop i5-9400F

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop with the Intel i5-9400F processor has some decent specs like the 1TB HDD+256GB SSD hybrid storage, 16GB memory, GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, Windows 10 Home operating system and good connectivity options including a DVD-RW optical drive. It has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 71 users at the moment.

The quarter one of 2019 release Intel Core i5-9400F hexa-core processor (9MB cache) has a very high PassMark benchmark score of 9645 at the moment. And it runs at a clockspeed of 2.9GHz and a turbo speed of 4.1GHz for all your ordinary daily and very demanding tasks. The typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 65 watts on this powerful processor. The overall performance level of the i5-9400H processor is similar to the 7th generation Intel i7-7920Q with 6 cores. Both are great for harder tasks, applications and gaming.

It is nice to have plenty of storage space and great speed with the generous hybrid drive of 256GB SSD+1TB HDD on this HP Desktop. You will be able to save all your multimedie files like photos, videos and games on the local storage and access them quickly. 16GB high-bandwith DDR4 SDRAM memory at 2666MHz offers you all the multitasking you want. And combined with the fast 256GB SSD you can edit your photos and videos and run your demanding games easily. You can have many browser tabs and a few programs and apps open simultaneously.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti included is an impressive graphics card that you’ll not experience any lagging or slowing down. The GeForce GTX 1669 Ti graphics card has a 6GB GDDR6 dedicated memory to itself. And with a videocard benchmark score of 12763 it offers you plenty of power when you want to play the latest and most demanding games at the highest settings. The built-in graphics card on this machine is the Intel UHD 630 iGPU which is a little better than the Intel HD 630. It will be used for the usual multimedia stuff and also lets you play some of the current games at lower settings and resolutions.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Connectivity Ports

The 5.1 Surround Sound output on this desktop computer gives you the true immersive surround sound experience if you connect decent surround sound speakers. Connectivity options include the 802.11AC wireless, Bluetooth 4.2, RJ-45 LAN Ethernet, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI output, a DVI, a DisplayPort, a headphone/microphone combo jack, HP 3-in-1 Media card reader and a DVD-RW optical drive. 

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop is easy on the eyes with a nice angular bezel, brushed finishes and the green LED lights. It weighs 11.35 pounds and measures 6.7 x 10.9 x 13.3 inches. You’ll get a USB wired keyboard and a wired optical mouse in the box. The maximum RAM supported is 32GB if you wish to upgrade it. The internal storage bays are full and you can add more HDD through the USB ports. This great desktop has the improved thermal solution for cooling more efficiently with much less noise. The HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop offers great clear graphics and very smooth performance overall in a beautiful bold design. You’re getting quite a lot for the money with this modern PC.

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