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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 6 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 32GB 1.2TB HDD+SSD

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6 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3.5GHz 32GB May 2015
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Patented tri-channel cooling with just 3 system fans as opposed to 10 that other workstations typically rely on and a direct cooling air baffle directs fresh air into the CPU and memory.... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.

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

The Thinkstation P500 is a eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC.

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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's memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is one of the fastest amongst desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 51GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memorys of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 2GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.7TB. At 4,096 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a very big internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500. The internal memorys of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500 range from 4GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,240 gigabyte, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of many processor cores desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 120GB, the biggest is 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 860GB.

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Good Brand

Lenovo computers have an average rating of 76%, which is in the top 85% of all computer brands that we have looked at.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on PCs of this age and type.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The Thinkstation P500 is a four number of 3.5" bays PC.

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Has One Memory Slots

The Thinkstation P500 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of this age and type. This personal computer has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max), including the Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of many processor cores desktop computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 is 310GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 240 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacitys amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Thinkstation P500 is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity computer.

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Only One Number of Storage Drives Installed

Most PCs that came out more than a year ago have one number of storage drives installed, including the Thinkstation P500 which has one number of storage drives installed.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the Thinkstation P500 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the Thinkstation P500.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.

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HDD Storage Media

The Thinkstation P500 has an HDD storage media which is faster than most desktop computers of this type and age. Most PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache Level
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I 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
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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 Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory

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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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