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HP Pavilion HPE h9-1120a Phoenix Desktop PC Product Specifications

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Country/region sold in

Australia/New Zealand


IPMMB-FM (Formosa)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

  • Manufacturer: Pegatron

  • Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 inches) x 24.4 cm (9.6 inches)

  • Chipset: Intel Z75

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: 5 GT/s (FM Direct Media Interface bus)

  • Processor socket: LGA 1155

  • Expansion Slots:

    • 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0 for i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processors, all others Gen 2.0)

    • 3 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)

    • 1 PCI Express mini card

  • For more details, see Formosa motherboard specifications .


Intel Core i7 3770

  • TDP: 77W

  • Operating speed: 3.4 GHz (up to 3.9 GHz turbo)

  • Number of cores: 4

  • Socket: LGA 1155

  • Bus speed: DMI (Direct Media Interface) - 5.0GT/s

Processor upgrade information

  • TDP: Varies by processor

  • Socket type: LGA 1155 (Socket-H2)

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    Intel Core i3-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i3-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    55 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    75 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxT (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    45 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxS (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    65 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxxP (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core (onboard graphics not supported)
    69 W
    Intel Core i5-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxx (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i7-3xxxK (Ivy Bridge) Quad Core
    77 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W
    Intel Core i3-2xxxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Core i5-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core
    95 W
    Intel Core i7-2xxx (Sandy Bridge) Quad Core
    95 W
    Intel Pentium G6xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W
    Intel Pentium G6xxT (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    35 W
    Intel Pentium G8xx (Sandy Bridge) Dual Core
    65 W


16 GB

  • Amount: 16 GB

  • Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec (runs as PC3-10600 in this system)

  • Type: DDR3-1600

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

  • Supports the following:

    • PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)

    • PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600)

  • Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered

  • Supports 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB DIMMs

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit systems

    NOTE: 32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.
  • Supports up to 32 GB on 64-bit systems

    NOTE: Maximum memory shown reflects the capability of the hardware and can be limited further in the operating system.

Video graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580

Figure 2: Video card

Image of video card

Figure 3: Ports

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - Two DVI-I
  • This graphics card is double-wide, which means that it occupies one slot and blocks access to the adjacent slot.

  • Interface: PCI Express x16 Memory interface 384-bit

  • 384-bit memory interface

  • Maximum resolution:

    • HDMI resolution: 1920x1080 (1080p)

    • DVI resolution: 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp at 60Hz

    • Analog VGA resolution (with adapter): 2048 x 1536 x 32bpp at 60Hz

  • 1.5 GB onboard memory

  • 250 Watts (maximum) total power consumption

  • Supports Blu-ray disc

  • Supports HDCP

  • Supports Up to two displays at the same time

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Integrated graphics (DX11)

*Integrated video is not available if a graphics card or an Intel processor ending with “P” is installed.

  • Integrated graphics depends on the installed processor:

    • For Sandy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2000 Graphics or Intel HD 3000 Graphics

    • For Ivy Bridge processors: Intel HD 2500 or Intel HD 4000 Graphics

  • One PCI Express x16 slot (Gen 3.0)


Integrated IDT 92HD73E Audio

*Integrated audio is not available if a sound card is installed.

  • 7.1 channel audio

  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD73E

  • Beats Audio support: yes


802.11 Wireless g/n PCI Express Mini card

Figure 4: Wireless card - top view

Wireless card - top view
  • Interface type: PCI Express Half-Length Mini Card

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 300 Mbps

  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Supported antenna connections: 2 internal

  • Operating band: 2.4 GHz single band (2.412 to 2.472 GHz frequency range)

  • Supported security protocols:

    • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) supports modes that have 64-bit, and 128-bit keys

    • Support for WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK in Windows


  • Interface: Integrated into motherboard

  • Technology: Atheros AR8161L

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 10/100/1000 Mb/s

  • Transmission standards: 1000BASE-T Ethernet

Hard drive 1

128 GB Solid State

Figure 5: Hard drive

  • Size: 128 GB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Type: Solid State

  • Width: 2.5 in (6.35 cm)

Hard drive 2

2 TB

Figure 6: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 2 TB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 5400 RPM

Hard drive 3

1 TB

  • Size: 1 TB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti Blu-ray Disc burner drive

Figure 7: Optical Drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 4 MB
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm, 80 mm (horizontal only)
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc types
Write speeds
Read speeds
Storage capacity
Blu-ray Disc
up to 6X
up to 25 GB
up to 4.8X
up to 50 GB
up to 8X
up to 6X
up to 25 GB
up to 6X
up to 4.8X
up to 50 GB
up to 2X
up to 2.3X
up to 25 GB
up to 2X
up to 2X
up to 50 GB
not supported
up to 16X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
up to 16X
up to 12X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8X
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
up to 8X
up to 10X
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 16X
up to 12X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 8X
up to 8X
up to 8.5 GB
up to 6X
up to 10X
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 5X
up to 5X
up to 4.7 GB
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 40X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 24X
up to 40X
up to 700 MB
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
up to 10X
up to 700 MB

Memory card reader

Multimedia card reader

Supports the following cards:

  • Secure Digital (SD)

  • Mini Secure Digital (mini-SD)

  • SDHC

  • Memory Stick (MS), including MS-DUO, MS-PRO, MS-PRO DUO, MS-Memory Select Function, MS ULTRA II, MS ROM

  • Magic Gate MS, Magic Gate MS Pro, Magic Gate MS-DUO, Magic Gate PRO DUO

  • Compact Flash (CFI), (CFII)

  • IBM Microdrive (MD)

  • Smart Media (SM)

  • Transflash (with an adapter)

Computer Case


  • Height: 41.3 cm (16.26 inches)

  • Width: 17.3 cm (6.85 inches)

  • Length: 42.4 cm (16.73 inches)

  • Weight: 12 Kg (26.46 lbs) - without packaging

Bay size
Total Bays*
13.33 cm (5.25 inch) ODD
8.89 cm (3.5 inch) HDD
* Bays may be occupied by existing hardware.

Power Supply

Internal 600 Watt (100V-240V)

  • Form Factor: internal ATX

  • Total wattage: 600W

  • Nominal input voltage range:

    • 100-127V (50-60Hz)

    • 200-240V (50-60Hz)

  • PCI-E power connector (for high-end video cards): 2

  • Dimensions: 150mm x 140mm x 86mm (5.9 x 5.5 x 3.4 inches)

  • * This power supply has an LED to indicate a possible failure condition when LED is off and power is connected.

I/O Ports

Front I/O ports

  • USB 2.0: 4

Top I/O ports

  • USB 3.0: 2

  • Microphone: 1

  • Headphone: 1

Back I/O ports

Figure 8: Back I/O ports

Image of the back I/O ports
1 - S/PDIF
2 - USB 2.0: 4
3 - LAN (ethernet)
4 - USB 3.0: 2
5 - DVI-I: 1 and DVI-D: 1
6 - Audio: Center/subwoofer
7 - Audio: Line-in
8 - Audio: Rear speaker out
9 - Audio: Line-out
10 - Audio: Side speaker out
11 - Audio: Microphone

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

HP Wireless Keyboard with Beats key

NOTE: Keyboard layout and functionality may vary by country/region.

Figure 9: Top view of keyboard

Image of keyboard
  • Interface: USB receiver

  • Effective distance: 10 meters

  • Dimensions:

    • Length: 460 mm (18.1 inches)

    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)

    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)

    • Weight: 0.61 Kg

  • Special buttons:*

    • Standard

    • Beats key. The Beats key turns on the Beats function, which is a type of bass sound quality for the speaker.

    • *Buttons are not configurable

HP wireless mouse

Figure 10: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: wireless USB dongle

  • Buttons: left, right, and clickable scroll wheel


Titles that shipped with PC

NOTE: HP provides basic support for software that comes with the computer. For in-depth feature assistance, refer to the help section in the software or on the software vendor's Web site.
Software Category
Software Title
Recovery Manager: Program Reinstallation
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition (64-bit); Service Pack 1

  • No

  • HP Magic Canvas 5.1

  • Yes

CD/DVD Burning
  • Cyberlink Power2Go

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD

  • HP Beats Audio

  • HP Games

  • rara music

  • Trion RIFT

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

  • No

  • No

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010

  • PDF Complete

  • No

  • Yes

  • Norton Internet Security 2012 (60-day security update subscription)

  • Norton Online Backup (30-day trial)

  • Yes

  • No

  • HP Help & Support Center

  • HP Support Assistant

  • HP Update

  • HP Vision Hardware Diagnostic Tools

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • Yes

  • HP Recovery Manager

  • No

Networking & Internet Solutions
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

  • Adobe Flash

  • HP Linkup

  • No

  • Yes

  • Yes

NOTE: This support document provides specifications and component images that reflect the original design intention for all PCs of this model. Under certain circumstances, a factory or service provider may install a component that meets or exceeds the listed specification and/or appears different than the image shown.

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