HP 500-406a

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 21%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.5% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemHP 500-406a  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 2AF7
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20141031
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 05:15
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790-$308
, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 395
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 596
88% 590 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 745 (OEM)-$60
HP(103C 6893) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1032 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.73
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 40.6
Reflection 33.8
Parallax 31.7
12% 35.4 fps
MRender 23.7
Gravity 37.1
Splatting 32.6
13% 31.1 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP36 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 166
Write 135
Mixed 134
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.16
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.16
32% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 86%
Great: 113%
WD My Book 1230 2TB
445GB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Read 37.9
Write 30.2
Mixed 29
40% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.24
67% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B1G73DB0-CK0 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
57.2% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.3
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 74.6
54% 74.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 500-406a Builds (Compare 12 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%

System: HP 500-406a

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $468
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