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Yeah, they did it. Lenovo has announced two new upgrades to its line of ThinkStation ‘pewters bound to make your eye muscles tighten and twitch. The ThinkStation P720 and the P920 are two new dual processor systems designed for more taxing operations than opening 50 tabs of Martha Stewart recipes in Google Chrome. (All images save the one below showcase the P920 though, as you can see, the P720 looks like its smaller, slightly more rebellious twin sister).
Lenovo ThinkStation P920 & P720
Both workstations run Intel’s newest Xeon Bronze, Gold, Silver and Platinum processors, which offer speeds of up to 3.6 GHz and support for up to 28 cores. The P720 can hold up to 384GB RDIMM 2666MHz DDR4, 12 DIMM Slots, while the P920 holds up to 2TB of DDR4, 2666MHz, 16 DIMMs of memory. This makes it possible to run and store a number of high-demand, performance-hungry projects at the same time.
As for graphics, the workstations utilize Nvidia’s Quadro graphics cards, with the P920 built to support up to three GP100 or P6000 cards. Not only that, but full RAID support for M.2 NVMe SSD drives bringing some mega fast I/O action for working with large CAD files and data sets.
If its internal 6-channel memory isn’t enough for you, the P720 and P920 can be customized to fit your needs, while slapping stickers all over the box is still left up to you. Both ThinkStations have those fabulous Flex Trays we love holding two drives per bay and *cranks reverb* TRI-CHANNEL COOLING-Cooling-cooling system to prevent the whole shebang from overheating during your intense work sesh.
The aim of these workstations is to 1) increase productivity by 2) cutting down the time it takes to 3) do specific tasks while 4) giggling at those with lesser power. According to SPEC wpc 2.1 benchmarking, users of the P720 and P920 see a speed increase of 43% in their workflow over a standard lifecycle. “The lifecycle of a cricket?” No. The lifecycle of a sarcastic reply to a comment like that, give or take a few years.
The ThinkStations will be going on a WORLD TOUR to showcase their features to like-minded consumers before becoming available late October this year. To see each workstation’s features, you can find details on the P720 here and the P920 here.