The workstations are not conventional desktops, they are designed to offer the highest performance in professional sectors. Lenovo is a company that is committed to this type of product and also tries to innovate with each generation. They have just introduced the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 and the most important innovation is that there are AMD processors inside, to be specific the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO. This is not all, also will mount up to 512GB of RAM and two graphics NVIDIA QUADRO RTX 8000. We tell you all the details.
Lenovo ThinkStation P620 Features
|Processor||AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO (12, 16, 32 and 64 cores)|
|Chipset||AMD 2019 Premium Chipset BXB-B|
|Graphic card||Up to two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000s|
|RAM||Up to 512GB DDR4 at 3200MHz|
16GB / 32GB / 64GB
|Storage||Up to 6 storage devices|
4 bays for 3.5 ″ drives with a maximum of 16TB (4TB each 3.5 ″ SATA 7200rpm)
2 bays for M.2 with a maximum of 4 TB in total (2TB each M.2 PCIe)
2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A *
2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C *
1 Microphone and headphone combo 3.5mm jack
4 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A *
2 USB 2.0 Type-A
2 PS / 2
1 RJ-45 10 Gigabit Ethernet
1 Audio In
1 Audio Out
1 Microphone In
|Wireless networks||Intel PCIe Wi-Fi Card with Bluetooth ™|
External Antenna Kit (9260 AC)
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro|
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
|Removable storage||1 15-in-1 Media Card Reader2|
1 Slim ODD2
1 Front expansion slot
|Battery||76Wh, 4 Cells, Lithium Ion with up to 10 hours of autonomy|
|Certificates||ENERGY STAR 8.0|
80 PLUS Platinum
|Dimensions||165 x 460 x 440 millimeters and 24 kg of weight|
|Release date||July 14, 2020|
Lenovo ThinkStation P620: AMD as a Powerhouse and Nvidia for Graphics
The Lenovo ThinkStation workstations have almost entirely relied on the latest generation of Intel processors, not the commercial series, but those designed for environments where power is essential. What happens is that in the middle of 2020, AMD has shown that its Ryzen far exceeds the expectations that had been generated. We have already tried our hand at the red giant’s processors, albeit from other manufacturers. But now it’s Lenovo’s turn, and it’s going through the big door. Inside the Lenovo ThinkStation P620, you’ll find the newest thing from AMD.
We’re talking about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO, this processor has different models in which the clock speed and the number of cores vary. The users who invest in this desktop computer will be able to choose between the different versions of this processor that start from the 12 cores, going through the 16 and 32 cores up to the 64 cores. As for the RAM that will accompany these processors, the maximum is 512GB with DDR4 technology and 3200 MHz speed. It is a figure that can scare users who are not familiar with this type of product, but it is normal for a computer with these characteristics.
However, we don’t have to choose the most top model configuration. On the motherboard, there is space for eight RAM modules that can be distributed in more conventional ways: 16, 32, and 64GB. The maximum storage configuration is 20TB, which is divided between SSD and HDD. The SSDs are two M.2 PCIe of 2TB each and the HDDs are four of 4TB each and have a speed of 7200rpm. Also, these storage drives can be configured in RAID 0 and 1 for the SSDs, while RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 for the HDDs. And if you’re short on space, there are optional expansion slots on the front, which are also easily accessible.
The graphics section is made by NVIDIA, and it’s done with professional cards. The NVIDIA QUADRO RTX 8000 is responsible for providing graphics power to this computer. This is a plurality because the most powerful configuration of this desktop has access to two of these cards. The connection they have with the board is through PCIe Gen 4 and therefore the data transmission and work speed is one of the fastest at the moment. Both cards have 48GB of GDDR6 memory and the option of accessing ray tracing technology thanks to the RT cores that are dedicated exclusively to this task.
This machine is meant for Professional Environment
A glance at the Lenovo ThinkStation P620 specifications may raise questions about the target audience for this product. The quick answer is at the beginning of this post, professional working environments. But what kind of environments? Specifically, it’s designed for jobs that leverage the combination of the multi-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro and the graphics power of the NVIDIA QUADRO RTX 8000. Such situations: product development and design (3D simulation, 3D rendering, scaled design), financial security (motion monitoring, market analysis, trading), media editing (series preview, movies, rendering, a video compilation, editing) and software development and artificial intelligence (programming in different virtual scenarios, program development, machine learning)
In addition to all these workspaces, there are also the advantages that come with the AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO. The first advantage is security, AMD has created security layers capable of encrypting private files in case of theft, spying, or infection by some kind of malware. The second advantage is the manageability of making the change. Being a computer compatible with both Windows 10 Pro and Linux, making the change is not complicated. The third and final advantage comes with updates, AMD offers 18 months of planned updates dedicated to improving stability.
Price and Availability
The announcement of this product was made today, July 14, 2020, and we can only wait for your comments on its availability. As for the price, we do not have data either, what we do know is that it will be around $4,599, as it is a product with dizzying specifications and a very clear market niche, it will be priced accordingly and therefore not compatible with many pockets. But we insist, it is an equipment designed for workplaces that need the technical data sheet with which this desktop arrives. As soon as we know the data about the availability and price we will update this article.