Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Review A Truly Top-End Workstation

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Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Tower AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks

Benchmark pages of AIDA64 Extreme provide several methods to measure system performance. These benchmarks are synthetic, so their results show only the theoretical (maximum) performance of the system.

CPU and FPU benchmarks of AIDA64 Extreme are built on the multi-threaded AIDA64 Benchmark Engine that supports up to 1280 simultaneous processing threads. It also supports multi-processor, multi-core, and Hyper-Threading enabled systems. More information about these benchmarks can be found here.

Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU Queen
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU PhotoWorxx
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU PhotoWorxx
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU ZLib
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU AES
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 CPU SHA3
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU Julia
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU Mandel
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FPU SinJulia
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FP32 Ray Trace
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FP32 Ray Trace
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FP64 Ray Trace
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 AIDA64 FP64 Ray Trace

The dual 24 core Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 processors generate impressive benchmark numbers in these tests, here the Intel Xeon Gold 6234 lack core count to compete well in these benchmarks. Of course, Lenovo has offerings spanning to higher performance levels and even at lower costs than the Gold 6234’s, so that gives some sense of what they can do.

Next, we will have HASHCAT64, and render related benchmarks.

9 COMMENTS

  1. P620 looks to be the better, cheaper, faster option with a drawback that’s it’s not available at the moment.

  2. Looks to be a swan’s song of xeon/lenovo workstation especially after p620 was already announced. The only question is if p620 will be half or one third of the p920 price.
    Anyway, pity AMD is saving this for OEMs since if it would be in general market, man would be able to build even cheaper WS.

  3. Everybody blaming Apple for their pricey workstations.
    But, simply put, horsepower is expensive.

    When you go for professional workstation the order of magnitude is well above 25-30k.
    Apple, although more expensive seems not too far from this price tag.

    (writing this from my lenovo notebook which is great 🙂 )

  4. Their airflow design is rather poor though, second cpu heats up quite a lot more and higher than seems reasonable, because of that the rear fan goes bonkers and it is Very loud, now imagine an office space with 30 of these

  5. Wonder if Intel actually paid or otherwise leveraged Lenovo somehow to segment the Threadripper in the 600 series of their Workstation range. After all, to the clueless exec that is going to be signing off on these, 920 is exactly 300 more than 620, and the morer the betterer, like always.

    P620 is about 5x more desirable in all real world scenarios I can think of.

    Unfortunately, this doesn’t matter at all. These workstations sung their songs, and it’s game over for them anyway (willing to bet they will bleed a lot of market share in the next years). Everybody I know in my industry (Turbomachinery, heavy ANSYS users) say they got switched to mobile workstations in the last couple of years (myself included), and pointed towards local HPC cluster, or worse yet – AWS, for heavy lifting.

    You can imagine with COVID and WFH trends, it’s just going to become even worse for the big ol’ boxes.

    Too bad. I really like them. And no, working on a cluster can never feel* as fast, snappy and productive as working on your local beast.

    *subjectively, OFC

  6. @Turbo

    That and when media outlets use “Truly Top End” Workstation as their tagline and then a muted “first” for the competitor, it really highlights the focus on one to the other.

    It seems such a cold shoulder when the only reasons to not put the 620 up higher on the list are 600GB less memory and per core licensing models…

  7. “Lenovo ThinkStation P920 Review A Truly Top-End Workstation”

    A truly top-end in price, compared with P620?

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