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Lenovo Thinkstation P500 8 Core Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD

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8 Intel Xeon E5 V3 3GHz 8GB Jul 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on desktop computers of this type and age.

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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 personal computer. Most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 only have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Many processor cores desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 51GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 63GB/s. At 68 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 has a quite fast memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) 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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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys amongst personal computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that were released around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 2.7TB.

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SSD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is SSD, which is typical of many many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

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Good Brand

On average desktop computers produced by Lenovo are rated 76%, which is in the top 85% of all PC brands that we have assessed.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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16 Processor Threadss

The Thinkstation P500 is a 16 processor threads personal computer. Most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 have between 6 and 23 processor threadss.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most PCs of this type and age have between two and nine number of 3.5" bayss, including the Thinkstation P500 which has four number of 3.5" bayss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Desktop computers of a similar age and type to the Thinkstation P500 have processor caches of between 12MB and 30MB. With a processor cache of 20 megabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Thinkstation P500 is more than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has an 8x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on computers that have been around for more than a year.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 is 860GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 2.3TB. When compared to other many processor cores desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo P700 (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Thinkstation P500 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst many processor cores desktop computers of this age. Across all the computers of this age and type the internal memorys range from 4GB to 64GB.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 8GB memory personal computers and we think the Lenovo P700 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 840 (16GB and higher rated).

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacitys of computers of a comparable type and age to the Thinkstation P500 range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 310GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Thinkstation P500 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500.

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Only One CPU Configuration (max)

Most many processor cores desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 take one CPU configuration (max), including the Thinkstation P500 which takes one CPU configuration (max).

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Only One Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports

The Thinkstation P500 is a one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports personal computer. Most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Thinkstation P500 have one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.

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Heavy

The average weight of computers that are a similar age to the Thinkstation P500 is 17kg, and the weights range from 5kg to 30kg. The Thinkstation P500 is fairly heavy (22.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other many processor cores desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkstation P500

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The Thinkstation P500 has a pretty standard processor frequency (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkstation P500.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the HP 440 (3.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs 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 Adapter Model
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 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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 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 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
Technical Details

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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