HP Pavilion Desktop Computer Review

Latest pricing, specs and HP gaming PC review. Updated August 2020. How many PC games will it run? Is it a good choice for a PC gamer? Should you buy this HP computer?

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 AMD Radeon Vega 8. We rate this AMD GPU as powerful enough to run 327 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 Desktop Computer has a AMD Ryzen 3 2200G capable of running at 3.5 GHz. That level of power from an AMD chip means it is rated to run 680 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 4 GB of system RAM. It’s a bit disappointing and will limit the performance and the number of games this gaming PC will be able to run.

Unfortunately, this pre-built gaming PC won't run games like GTA V, PUBG, Red Dead Redemption 2, Apex Legends, Minecraft and Fortnite at a recommended level.

Coming in at $599.77 this rig falls into our budget category of gaming PCs under $750. The setup can run 238 of our target games at recommended level.

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HP Pavilion Desktop Computer
PCGameBenchmark Rating: 23%

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HP Pavilion Desktop Computer Specs


AMD Ryzen 3 2200G


AMD Radeon Vega 8

RAM (Memory)



11 lb (4.99 kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H)

27.69 cm x 17.02 cm x 33.78 cm
10.9 in x 6.7 in x 13.3 in




Pavilion 590-p0020



Model Number


Hardware Platform


HP Pavilion Desktop Computer PC Gaming Performance

This computer will run 238 of the top PC games. Use PCGameBenchmark's Rate My PC service to test your current set up and set how it compares.

Which games can it run?

Can It Run Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)?

This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Fortnite?

This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Fortnite but it can play the game with lowered settings.

Can It Run Apex Legends?

This HP gaming pc doesn't meet the recommended system requirements for Apex Legends but it can play the game with lowered settings.

HP Pavilion Desktop Computer Features

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen(TM) 3 2200G Processor, Quad-Core, 3.50GHz.
  • Memory: 4 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (upgradable to 32 GB).
  • Hard drive: 1 TB 7200RPM SATA.
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Home.
  • Ports: Headphone/Microphone Combo, 2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (front), 1 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C(TM) (front), 2 USB 2.0 (rear), 4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (rear), HDMI Out (rear), VGA (rear), 10/100/1000 Base-T Network, and an HP 3-in-1 Media Card Reader.
  • Keyboard and mouse: HP black wired keyboard with volume control and wired optical

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