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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 4 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 8GB Aug 2015
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26 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys than most of the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Thinkstation P500. Most of the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, however this computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500. Medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor (768 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Two Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 is a two graphics adapter DVI ports quantity desktop computer.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (2,048 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memorys of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire PC range.

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Ten Number of 2.5" Bayss

Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have between one and nine number of 2.5" bayss, however the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has ten number of 2.5" bayss.

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Two PCI Express X4 Slotss

The Thinkstation P500 has more PCI Express x4 slotss than most of the similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. Most of the medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have one PCI Express x4 slots, however this personal computer has two PCI Express x4 slotss.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

Most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago only have one PCI Express x16 slots, however the Thinkstation P500 has two PCI Express x16 slotss.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Thinkstation P500 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Thinkstation P500.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of PCs of this type and age range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has four number of 3.5" bayss.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec is 32GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 260GB. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500, the maximum internal memory of the Thinkstation P500 of 128 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most personal computers of this age and type have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight processor threads PC.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys of between 8GB and 2TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a quite big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkstation P500 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB. At 10 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Two PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slotss

Most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have between one and two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has two PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slotss.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this Lenovo personal computer. The memory slotss 8x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo PC supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on personal computers of this type and age.

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2 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Heavy

Across all the computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 the weights range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. When compared to other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the weight of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of 22.2 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Thinkstation P500 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(5)
24 April 2015

IBM farmed off its server brands to Lenovo last year, but thankfully it's been business as usual in terms of quality.The ThinkStation P500 is evidence of this, rivalled only by the HP Z640 for... Read more…

Above average performance
Stays cool under heavy workloads
Excellent buildquality
Cable Management could be improved
Not the most quiet
5 March 2015

The cornerstone of the single-socket P500 is Intel's Xeon E5-1630 v3 CPU. A version of Intel's Haswell-E microarchitecture, the E5-1630 v3 SKU (or item number) delivers modestly more performance... Read more…

27 February 2015

P500 seems to meet most workstation demands, whilst embracing the new X99 platform happily. The 20011-E haswell processor is capable of handling most heavy-duty media encoding and advanced CAD...

Reviewstudio.net

30 January 2015

After running the P500 through our tests, we found it to be very capable for a system at this price point...

Tweaktown.com

25 August 2010

Big computers generally mean big performance, but does a PC need to be imposing in order to blitz through the benchmarks? Lenovo?s ThinkStation C20 is the baby of the range when it comes to... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Jeffbx
Jeffbx would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Tower

This is a truly remarkable machine. Ridiculously fast, highly customizable, quiet, flexible... I'd easily recommend this to any power user...

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Skydoyle
Skydoyle would recommend the Lenovo ThinkStation P500 Tower

After buying and returning 2 desktops, 3rd time was a charm after buying this product..but I had to uninstall mcafee to get the best performance...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Circuits

I bought this Lenovo as an engineering workstation. The CAD software required specific video cards and this unit had what I needed. This is one of the quietest workstations in the office and it... Read more…

Reviewed 6 October 2014 by Anonymous

Battery went bad one month after 1 yr warrenty. Also had to have dvd drive replaced...

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