ThinkStation P520 Workstation

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ThinkStation P520 Workstation

A true performance champion

  • Balances lightning-quick computing and professional graphics perfectly
  • Cutting-edge storage, memory, and cooling
  • Handles huge workloads and complex modelling to virtual reality
  • Configurable and energy efficient
  • This 33L workstation is designed with performance and reliability
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  • A true performance champion

  • Features


    Designed for users, engineered for IT managers

    Powerful enough to render virtual reality (VR), this high-performance workstation lets you tap the speed and efficiency of Intel® Xeon® processing and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics. It also comes with Independent software vendor (ISV) certification from all the major vendors like Autodesk®, Bentley®, and Siemens®. To learn more about ISV certification.

    Easy to set up, deploy, and manage, the ThinkStation P520 endures rigorous testing in extreme environmental conditions. You can count on its reliability and durability. With an exceptional design and build quality, it gives you increased serviceability along with decreased downtime. A win-win for any organization.

    What's more, fine-tuning and optimizing system performance is a breeze. Simply download and run the Lenovo Performance Tuner and Lenovo Workstation Diagnostics apps.

    Performance you can count on

    Fueled by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, the ThinkStation P520 delivers jaw-dropping performance and stunning visuals. Whether it's computer-aided drafting or 3D animation software, this tower has the processing and visual muscle to boost your creativity and productivity to new levels.

    Configurable and reliable

    Your P520 can be configured to meet your specific needs. Choose up to 256 GB of memory, and a variety of I/O configurations and storage options. However configure your P520, ThinkStation workstations are well known for their reliability.

    Lenovo ThinkStation P520 Jaw-dropping performance and breathtaking visuals.
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    Get more done, quickly and easily

    With our patented Tri-Channel Cooling technology, the P520 manages internal air flow and power supply better than most workstations. As a result, it runs more smoothly and efficiently—even when handling large workloads. The P520 also supports RAID technology and has two M.2 PCIe SSD slots embedded on the motherboard, enabling you to enjoy blistering-fast storage speeds.

    Hassle-free, tool-free

    Should you ever need to swap any components, there’s no need to worry about tools and screws. Simply slide off the side panel and away you go. Lenovo can also help automate many of the manual tasks associated with deploying new machines, from asset tagging to custom image loading. Learn more about Lenovo services.

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    Shown with optional graphics card.

    Durable and flexible

    Like every ThinkStation before it, the P520 has undergone rigorous testing under extreme conditions. ISV-certified, it boasts error-correcting code memory, ensuring even greater accuracy and reliability. What's more, the front FLEX module gives you a range of options, including a media card reader, optical drives, and a variety of additional front access I/O ports.

    VR Ready

    With virtual reality (VR), almost anything's possible—from revolutionary designs and stunning special effects to highly complex simulations. With the option of high-performance NVIDIA Quadro® graphics , a truly immersive VR experience awaits.

    Lenovo ThinkStation P520 right front angle view
    Available only on select graphics cards

    A helping hand when you need it

    You’ll be able to keep your P520 running at its peak thanks to Lenovo PC Diagnostics. Available for both desktop and smartphone, this intelligent app can help you diagnose and troubleshoot potential system issues. Should your machine ever fail to boot, an error code for additional assistance will be sent wirelessly to your smartphone.

    In addition, there's Lenovo Performance Tuner. Free to download and easy to use, this software can help you fine tune your workstation to your specific software. For more information, please visit:

    Better for the planet—and your bottom line

    The P520 meets some of the world's most comprehensive environmental standards. A GREENGUARD®-certified workstation, it has also been rated EPEAT Gold, ENERGY STAR 6.1, and up to 80 PLUS® Platinum PSU. And as a result of its energy efficiency, the P520 can even help lower your utility bills.

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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description ThinkStation ® P520 Workstation
    Processor Up to Intel® Xeon® W-2155 with vPro™ (3.30GHz, up to 4.50GHz Turbo Boost, 10 Cores, 13.75MB Cache)
    Operating System
    • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations 
    • Ubuntu Linux w/ Nvidia RAPIDS
    Supported OS Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.3 
    Power Supply
    • 690 W @ 92% efficient
    • 900 W @ 92% efficient
    • Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® P6000 24 GB
    • Up to NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX 8000 48 GB
    Up to 256GB DDR4 2666 MHz ECC (4‐CH, 8 x DIMM slots)
    Storage Capacity
    • Up to 2TB SSD PCIe
    • Up to 1TB SSD SATA
    • Up to 2TB 7200 RPM
    • Up to 12 total drives
    • Up to 4 internal storage bays
    • Max M.2 = 2 (4 TB)
    • Max 3.5" HDD = 6 (60 TB)
    • Max 2.5" SSD = 10 (20 TB)
    • On‐board: 2 x PCIe SSD M.2
    RAID Support
    RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 
    NVMe RAID 0,1 optional (Intel RSTe vROC) via activation key
    Media Card Reader 9-in-1 media card reader
    Flex Module
    • 9 mm slim ODD
    • 1394 IEEE FireWire
    • eSATA 
    • Front: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** Type A
    • Front: Mic/Headphone combo jack
    • Front: 2 x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 (optional)
    • Rear: 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1** Type A
    • Rear: 2 x USB 2.0 Type A
    • Rear: 2 x PS/2
    • Rear: USB-C (optional)
    • Rear: Thunderbolt 3 (optional)
    • Rear: RJ‐45 Gigabit ethernet
    • Rear: Audio line in
    • Rear: Audio line out
    • Rear: Microphone in
    • Additional ports available with optional Flex module upgrade
    Physical Security
    Optional key lock
    WiFi Intel® Dual Band 8265 AC (2 x 2)  + Bluetooth ® 4.1 with vPro™
    PCI / PCIe Slots
    • 2 x PCIe 3 x16
    • 1 x PCIe 3 x8 (open ended)
    • 2 x PCI3 3 x4 (open ended)
    • 1 x PCI
    Dimensions (W x D x H)
    • 6.5" x 18.0" x 17.6"
    • 165 x 455 x 440 mm (33 L)

    Specifications may vary depending upon region.

    ** The actual transfer speed of the USB 3.1 [Gen 1] will vary and, depending on many factors, such as the processing capability of host and peripheral devices, file attributes and other factors related to system configuration and your operating environments, will be slower than a speed of [5 Gbit/s].

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