by Lyle Smith

Lenovo Announces Next-Gen ThinkStation P920 and P720

Lenovo has announced updates to their ThinkStation P920 and P720 systems with new performance-driven components to enhance user experience. Design for mission-critical tasks in engineering, architecture, media, entertainment, finance, and medical industries, the P720 Power can be customized with a range of powerful options while supporting 12 drives via Flex Trays that hold up to two drives per bay. Ideal for the most demanding workflows. The I/O-driven ThinkStation P920 also supports Flex Trays as well as Tri-Channel Cooling for enhanced reliability and is ideal for the demanding workflows such as rendering, simulation, visualization, deep learning, and artificial intelligence across industries.

Both new Lenovo workstations are powered by the new 2nd Gen family of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, which makes them a good choice for I/O-intensive workloads across a range of industries. Intel’s new Xeon CPUs are optimized for purpose-built platforms and feature up to 28 cores and increased frequency of up to 4.4. GHz.

The P920 and P720 also now support the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 GPUs. Powered by NVIDIA Turing architecture and the NVIDIA RTX platform, these professional graphics cards are easily one of the most powerful to hit the market for rendering, visualization, compute, and AI workloads. Industry professionals will be able to leverage hardware-accelerated ray tracing and AI to increase overall productivity and develop content faster, which will reduce time and costs. When using NVLink, users can connect two RTX 8000s for a whopping 96GB of total graphics memory.

ThinkStation P920 Specifications

Processor Dual Intel® Xeon Scalable Processors (up 28 cores, up to 4.4GHz per CPU)
Graphics Up to 2x NVIDIA Quadro RTXTM 8000 or 3x GV100
Total Memory Up to 2TB DDR4, 2933MHz3, 16 DIMMs
(supports both RDIMM and LRDIMM)
Total Storage 12 max internal drives
Up to 4 internal storage bays
Max M.2 = 2 (2TB)
Max 3.5” = 6 (60TB)
Max 2.5” = 10 (20TB)
Storage Type Capacity 3.5” SATA HDD 7200RPM up to 10TB
2.5” SAS HDD up to 1.2TB
2.5” SATA SSD up to 2TB
M.2 PCIe SSD up to 2TB
Chipset Intel C621
Connectivity Front Ports
  • (4) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
  • (1) Microphone
  • (1) Headphone
  • (1) Intel Thunderbolt
Rear Ports
  • (4) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Rear Adapter
  • (2) USB 2.0
  • (1) Rear Thunderbolt Adapter7
  • (1) Serial
  • (1) Parallel
  • (2) PS/2
  • (2) Ethernet
  • (1) Audio Line-In
  • (1) Audio Line-Out
  • (1) Microphone-In
  • (1) eSATA
  • (1) Firewire
Removable Storage (1) 15-in-1 Media Card Reader
(1) 9.0mm Slim ODD
(1) Front Accessible Drive Tray
(1) Front Removable M.2 PCIe
SSD Enclosure
Expansion Slots (5) PCIe x16
(3) PCIe x4
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) : 200 x 620 x 446
(inches): 7.9” x 24.4” x 17.6”

 

ThinkStation P720 Specifications

Processor Dual Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
(up to 28 cores, up to 4.4GHz per CPU)
Graphics Up to NVIDIA Quadro RTXTM 8000 or dual GV1002
Total Memory Up to 384GB RDIMM 2933MHz3 DDR4,
12 DIMM Slots
Total Storage 12 max internal drives
Up to 4 internal storage bays
Max M.2 = 2 (2TB)
Max 3.5” = 6 (60TB)
Max 2.5” = 10 (20TB)
Storage Type Capacity 3.5” SATA HDD 7200RPM up to 10TB
2.5” SAS HDD up to 1.2TB
2.5” SATA SSD up to 2TB
M.2 PCIe SSD up to 2TB
Chipset Intel C621
Connectivity Front Ports
  • (4) USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
  • (1) Microphone
  • (1) Headphone
  • (1) Intel Thunderbolt
Rear Ports
  • (4) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Rear Adapter
  • (2) USB 2.0
  • (1) Rear Thunderbolt Adapter7
  • (1) Serial
  • (1) Parallel
  • (2) PS/2
  • (2) Ethernet
  • (1) Audio Line-In
  • (1) Audio Line-Out
  • (1) Microphone-In
  • (1) eSATA
  • (1) Firewire
Removable Storage (1) 15-in-1 Media Card Reader
(1) 9.0mm Slim ODD
(1) Front Accessible Drive Tray
(1) Front Removable M.2 PCIe
SSD Enclosure
Expansion Slots (5) PCIe x16
(3) PCIe x4
Dimensions (WxDxH) (mm) : 175 x 485 x 446
(inches): 6.9” x 19.1” x 17.6”

Availability

The ThinkStation P920 and P720 are slated for a May release.

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