Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Review a Powerful Mobile Workstation


Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation Rendering Benchmarks

Next, we wanted to get a sense of the rendering performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Mobile Workstation.

Cinebench R15

Cinebench is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. The test scenario uses all of your system’s CPU processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene. This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. You can also run this test with a single core mode to give a single core rating.

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Cinebench
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Cinebench

In Cinebench R15 the Intel Xeon E-2186M in this Lenovo ThinkPad P72 shows improvements over Core i7-8850H found in our ThinkPad P52 in single core benchmarks but falls slightly behind in multi-core results.

Arion v2.5

Arion Benchmark is a standalone render benchmark based on the commercially available Arion render software from RandomControl. The benchmark is GPU-accelerated using NVIDIA CUDA. However, it’s unique in that it can run on both NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs.

Download the Arion Benchmark from here. First-time users will have to register to download the benchmark.

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Arion
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Arion

MAXON Cinema4D 3D

ProRender is an OpenCL based GPU renderer which is available in MAXON’s Cinema4D 3D animation software. A fully functional 42-day trial version is available for downloaded from the MAXON website here. Note: Even after expiration, the trial can still be used to measure render times.

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Cinema4D
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Cinema4D

Here we see the higher-end NVIDIA Quadro P5200 outperform the Quadro P3200.

Redshift v2.6.32

Redshift is GPU-accelerated renderer with production-quality output. A demo version of this benchmark can be found here.

Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Redshift
Lenovo ThinkPad P72 Redshift

Again, we are seeing around a 29% decrease in rendering time due to the higher-end GPU.

Next, we will finish up with power consumption, boot times, and our final thoughts.


  1. > If you are […] an accountant, or someone pushing IP numbers and inventory numbers all day as an admin, the num pad is a welcome addition.

    Absolutely. With accountants and other number pushers being the target customer base for such a mobile a̶c̶c̶o̶u̶n̶t̶i̶n̶g̶workstation, a number pad is a must. Without a number pad, what would an accountant do with such a machine? Excel woudn’t be really usable without a number pad, no?


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