Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower Specifications
Here is a list of how our ThinkStation P920 Tower is equipped:
- Processor: Dual Intel Gold 6234 (8 core / 16 Threads) 3.3GHz, 4.0 GHz Turbo
- Memory: 192GB DDR4 2933MHz ECC
- Graphics Card: Nvidia Quadro RTX 8000, 48GB, 4x DP, VirtualLink
- Network: Intel I219-LM Dual Gigabit Ethernet
- OS Boot: 1x M.2 Samsung PM981 1TB NVMe Solid State Drive
- Operating System Windows 10 Pro for Workstations (4 Cores Plus)
The CPU we will be using is dual Intel Xeon Gold 6234 3.3GHz (8 core/16 thread). These two processors give the system a full 16 cores/32 threads.
The Intel Xeon Gold 6234 is a very capable CPU, the base speed is 3.3GHz but can Turbo up to 4.0GHz. These are not designed to be the highest core count CPUs. Instead, they are designed to offer high memory bandwidth per core and enough TDP headroom to hold turbo clocks. If you are not bound by memory bandwidth or per-core license costs, then there are other options out there.
We also ran the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 in a separate review so that we could look at the RTX 8000 and compare it to the large number of GPUs we have reviewed to date. Then in another review, we ran 2x NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000‘s in NVLINK to examine the setup used in this review.
Let us continue with performance testing.
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark is a well-known benchmark to test your HDD or SSD’s.
The Samsung PM981 1TB is a solid SSD, and other SSDs can be swapped out during the order process, even set to RAID 0 or RAID 1 when multiple SSDs are used.
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower AIDA64 Memory Test
AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmarks (Memory Read, Memory Write, and Memory Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth.
We have 192GB 12x16GB DDR4 2933MHz SDRAM ECC Low Profile sticks on our Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower and we got decent memory bandwidth numbers with only 8 cores per CPU.
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower Cinebench R15
Here are our Cinebench R15 results:
We ran Cinebench R15 several times, and this is the best score we received which reinforces Cinebench does better with CPU’s that have a larger number of cores. Single-core performance on the Intel Xeon Gold 6234 is very good, multi-core shows high performance but cannot compare to the Xeon Platinum 8260‘s used in the Dell T7920 workstation.
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower Cinebench R20
We have not run Cinebench R20 in our reviews but will start doing so in future reviews.
We have only just started using Cinebench R20, and it shows the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 again shows impressive results. Again, the delta here is largely due to processor choices.
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower Geekbench 4
Geekbench is a benchmark that the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 generates very good results. You can see results such as our Intel Xeon Gold 6226R review for some sense in terms of the newer “R” series rig 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Refresh changing the dual Xeon landscape.
Next, we are going to look at system performance benchmarks.