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HP ENVY h8-1559 Desktop PC Product Specifications

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M3970AM-HP (Angelica2)

Figure 1: Motherboard top view

Image of motherboard
  • Manufacturer: Gigabyte

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

  • Chipset: AMD 970

  • Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3

  • Front side bus speeds: UMI (United Media Interface) 4 lane, 5 GT/s per lane

  • Processor socket: AM3-b

  • Expansion Slots:

    • One PCI Express x16 (Gen 2.0)

    • Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)

    • One PCI Express mini card (for half-length add-in cards) with USB connector

  • For more details, see Angelica2 motherboard specifications .


AMD FX-8350

  • TDP: 125W

  • Operating speed: 4.0 GHz (up to 4.2 GHz turbo)

  • Number of cores: 8

  • Socket: AM3+

Processor upgrade information

  • Socket type: AM3-b

  • TDP: up to 125W

  • Motherboard supports the following processor upgrades:

    FX-4100 (Zambezi)
    FX-6100 (Zambezi)
    FX-6120 (Zambezi)
    FX-6200 (Zambezi)
    FX-8100 (Zambezi)
    FX-8120 (Zambezi)
    95W or 125W
    FX-8150 (Zambezi)
    FX-8350 (Zambezi)


8 GB

  • Amount: 8 GB

  • Speed: PC3-12800 MB/sec

  • Type: DDR3-1600

Memory upgrade information

  • Dual channel memory architecture

  • Four 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

  • Supports DDR3 DIMMs

    • 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 32 GB on 64-bit systems

  • Supports up to 4 GB on 32-bit* systems

NOTE: *32-bit systems cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory

Video graphics

Eyefinity Radeon HD 7570

Figure 2: Video card

Image of video card

Figure 3: Ports

Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - DisplayPort
2 - HDMI
3 - DVI
  • Form Factor: Full-height ATX bracket

  • Maximum resolution:

    • DisplayPort resolution: 2560 x 1600 at 60Hz

    • HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

    • DVI (dual-link) resolution: 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp at 60Hz

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

  • 2 GB onboard memory

  • Memory size: 128-bit

  • Memory type: DDR3

  • Supports Blu-ray

  • Supports up to three displays at the same time


  • Integrated graphics are not available on this motherboard.

  • A graphics card can be placed in the PCI Express x16 slot


Integrated IDT 92HD89E Audio

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

  • Built-in High Definition 7.1 channel audio

  • Audio codec: IDT 92HD89E


Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n featuring Single-band (2.4 Ghz) 1x1

Figure 4: Wireless card - top view

Wireless card - side view
  • Interface type: PCI express half-length mini card

  • Data transfer speeds: up to 150 Mbps

  • Transmission standards: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Supported antenna connections: up to 2 (model dependent)

  • Operating single band: 2.4 GHz (b/g/n)

  • Supported security protocols in Windows:

    • WPA-PSK

    • WPA2-PSK

LAN: 1000-Base-T

  • Technology: RTL8171EH-CG Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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

  • Transmission standards: 1000-Base-T Ethernet

Hard drive

2 TB

Figure 5: Hard drive

Image of hard drive
  • Size: 2 TB

  • Interface: SATA

  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

CD/DVD disc drive

SuperMulti DVD Burner drive

Figure 6: Optical drive

Image of the optical drive
  • Interface: SATA
  • Data buffer memory: 2 MB minimum
  • Disc diameter: 120 mm
  • Write and read speeds for supported formats and disc types are shown in this table:
Formats/Disc types
Write speeds
Read speeds
Storage capacity
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 8x
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 8x
up to 4.7 GB
not supported
up to 5x
up to 12x
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 32X
up to 700 MB
up to 32X
up to 700 MB
Video CD
up to 16X
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

Mid-size ATX

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 460W (100V-240V)

  • Form Factor: internal ATX

  • Total wattage: 460W

  • Nominal input voltage range:

    • 100-127V/3A (50-60Hz)

    • 200-240V/2A (50-60Hz)

  • 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

Top I/O ports

  • USB 3.0: 2

  • Microphone: 1

  • Headphone: 1

Front I/O ports

  • USB: 2

Back I/O ports

Figure 7: Back I/O ports

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

Keyboard, mouse and input devices

USB keyboard with volume control

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

Figure 8: Top view of keyboard

Top view of keyboard
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 meters (70.8 inches)

  • Dimensions:

    • Height: 32.8 mm (1.29 inches)

    • Width: 157.4 mm (6.19 inches)

    • Weight: 0.614 Kg

  • Special buttons:*

    • Volume control on all models

    • *Buttons are not configurable

HP USB optical mouse

NOTE: Mouse color may vary by country/region.

Figure 9: Top view of mouse

Image of mouse
  • Interface: USB

  • Cable length: 1.8 m (6 feet)

  • 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 8 (64-bit)

  • No

CD/DVD Burning
  • CyberLink Power2Go

  • Yes

Entertainment, Music & Games
  • CyberLink PowerDVD (for CD, DVD and Blu-ray playback)

  • HP Beats Audio

  • HP Games

  • Yes

  • No

  • No

  • Microsoft Office Trial (online activation required)

  • No

Imaging, Photography, Video & Film
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 10 & Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

  • CyberLink Photo Director

  • No

  • Yes

Connected with HP
  • HP Connected Music powered by Meridian

  • HP Connected Photo

  • HP Connected Remote

  • HP Savings Center

  • No

  • No

  • Yes

  • No

  • Norton Internet Security 2013 (60-day security update subscription)

  • Norton Studio

  • No

  • No

  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI

  • HP Support Assistant

  • No

  • Yes

  • HP Recovery Manager

  • No

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10

  • No

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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