Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation Review

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Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation Specifications

Here are the key specs for the Lenovo ThinkPad P52:

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Specifications
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Specifications

One can see that there are high-end options such as Intel Xeon CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs, 64GB DDR4 support, and even up to 6TB of local storage.

Our Test Setup

For testing our Lenovo ThinkPad, P52 is equipped as follows:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8850H (2.6GHz) 6 core / 12 threads
  • Memory: 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4
  • Graphics: Nvidia Quadro P3200 6GB
  • Storage: Intel 600P 512GB M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD
  • OS: Windows 10 Pro

This is a solid set of specs for a system that is trying to remain ultimately portable while at the same time replace a professional desktop in a mobile setting.

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 CPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 CPUz

The Intel Core i7 8850H runs with a base speed of 2.6 GHz and can Turbo up to 4.3 GHz.

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 GPUz
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 GPUz

GPU-Z shows the primary stats of our NVIDIA Quadro P3200 in the Lenovo ThinkPad P52. The NVIDIA Quadro P3200 GPU clocks in at 1139 MHz. And GDDR5 Memory at 1753 MHz. Pixel Fillrates run at 67.4 GPixels/s, and Texture Fillrate comes in at 157.2 GTexel/s.
Let us begin our basic performance tests.

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 Mobile Workstation Performance Related Benchmarks

Over time benchmark versions have changed a great deal and we have added additional benchmarks to our workstation reviews. We have scripted our benchmarks and will add them all here. At this time we only have a few benchmarks that translate to previous reviews, and we will show those, newly updated benchmarks might just show one result at this time, we will add in results for newer reviews as we go.

CrystalDiskMark

CrystalDiskMark is a well-known benchmark to test your local storage.

Lenovo ThinkPad P52 CrystalDiskMark
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 CrystalDiskMark

The Intel 600P 512GB M.2 SSD gives excellent results and provides fast boot times. Normally when we test SSDs, we do not test them as the OS “C” drive. In mobile workstations, that is often all one has available making it important to see how the drive performs.

Let us move on and start our testing with CPU and GPU performance-related benchmarks.

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