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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4 Laptop - Workstation Version of the X1 Extreme G4 in Review

Now with 16 inches and a worse keyboard. Lenovo introduces a completely new device with the fourth generation of the ThinkPad P1, including a 16-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio and updated hardware. The P1 G4 also gives a first glance at the upcoming ThinkPad X1 Extreme G4, which uses the same chassis. Update: CPU performance with dual-channel RAM tested
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The ThinkPad X1 Extreme is Lenovo’s Multimedia flagship notebook for a couple of years now and is primarily competing with the Dell XPS 15. The ThinkPad P1 is the workstation counterpart and the fourth generation gets a major update, because Lenovo now uses 16-inch displays with the 16:10 aspect ratio. In addition to new Tiger Lake-H45 processors from Intel (including Xeon), you also get new professional GPUs from Nvidia.

Lenovo offers two basic models of the ThinkPad P1 G4 (also applies for the X1 Extreme G4), because depending on the graphics card, you either get a traditional cooling solution (with the Nvidia T1200 & RTX A2000 in the P1 G4 or RTX 3050 Ti in the X1 Extreme G4) or a vapor chamber cooling in combination with more powerful graphics cards. This cooling solution requires more space though, so there is only one M.2-2280 slot and you cannot equip them with a WWAN module.

Our test unit of the ThinkPad P1 G4 is an entry-level model with the designation 20Y30017GE for about 2400 Euros is equipped with the new 16-inch display and the WQHD resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels), the Core i7-11800H, the new Nvidia T1200 GPU), and a fast PCIe 4.0 SSD with a storage capacity of 512 GB. More ThinkPad reviews:

Update 10/12/2021: We retested some of the CPU benchmarks with an additional RAM module (16 GB DDR4-3200). As expected, the pure CPU performance did not improve since the cooling solution is the limiting factor. We did, however, notice an improvement in PCMark 10, but the advantage was very small (up to 5% depending on the sub-test) and therefore negligible.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 54 W PL2 / Short Burst, 37 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1840 MHz, Memory: 1255 MHz, GDDR6, 471.41, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, Single-Channel, 1/2 slots in use, max. 64 GB
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, B160QAN02.M, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ, 512 GB 
, 429 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm Stereo, Card Reader: SD (UHS-II), 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.7 x 359.5 x 253.8 ( = 0.7 x 14.15 x 9.99 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 1080p
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 170W PSU, Lenovo Tools, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.842 kg ( = 64.97 oz / 4.06 pounds), Power Supply: 575 g ( = 20.28 oz / 1.27 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.4 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
i7-11800H, T1200 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg17.7 mm16.00"2560x1600
86.5 %
11/2019
Dell Precision 5540
i9-9980HK, Quadro T2000 Max-Q
2 kg17 mm15.60"3840x2160
89.7 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16.00"3072x1920
87.3 %
08/2021
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2160
87 %
09/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
R9 5900HX, GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
2 kg19.5 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case - Still a typical ThinkPad

Looking at the chassis, you will have a hard time to distinguish the new ThinkPad P1 G4 from its predecessors. When you open the lid, however, you immediately notice the new 16:10 screen with narrower bezels and the new speaker grilles next to the keyboard. The new power button, which also includes the fingerprint scanner, is slightly shifted upwards.

The materials are pretty much the same and you still get smooth plastic surfaces with metallic or hybrid materials underneath. You can quickly see fingerprints and similar to other ThinkPads, we expect there will be greasy spots. The stability is still excellent and neither the base unit, nor the lid can be noticeable twisted or dented and there are no creaking sounds. Like previous ThinkPad models, the P1 G4 meets the MIL-STD-810H requirements, but Lenovo does not list the individual tests.

The two hinges allow a maximum opening angle of 180 degrees and are well adjusted, because there is hardly any bouncing. At an angle of 25 degrees or lower, however, the lid closes automatically. You will hardly use this screen position in practice, so this is not a deal-breaker. Models with the 4K touchscreen once again get a different lid design with carbon fiber pattern (printed).

Compared to the previous ThinkPad P1, the fourth generation is slightly narrower and thinner, but also a bit deeper in return. The larger 16-inch screen therefore die not really impact the overall chassis size. Within the comparison group, the new P1 G4 is one of the largest, but at 1.8 kg also one of the lightest devices.

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Size Comparison

361.8 mm / 14.2 inch 245.7 mm / 9.67 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 1.7 kg3.79 lbs359.5 mm / 14.2 inch 253.8 mm / 9.99 inch 17.7 mm / 0.697 inch 1.8 kg4.06 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.2 mm / 0.638 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354.6 mm / 14 inch 252 mm / 9.92 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2 kg4.51 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs

Connectivity - ThinkPad with Thunderbolt 4

The port situation of the ThinkPad P1 G4 is very good. In addition to two modern USB-C ports including Thunderbolt 4, you also get two regular USB-A ports and even a full-size SD-card reader. Power is supplied via familiar SlimTip connector, but you can also charge the battery via USB-C. However, a standard ThinkPad adapter with 65 Watts did not work, we had to use at least a 90W unit. Models with the T1200 GPU get an HDMI 2.0 output (4K @60 Hz), while more powerful RTX GPUs get HDMI 2.1 (max. 8k @60 Hz). Lenovo does not offer a SmartCard reader for the new P1 anymore.

Left side: Power (SlimTip), 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4, 40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT mode 1.4a, Power Delivery 3.0), HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo
Left side: Power (SlimTip), 2x USB-C w/ Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4, 40 Gbps, DisplayPort-ALT mode 1.4a, Power Delivery 3.0), HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo
Right side: SD-card reader (UHS-II), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (1x powered), Kensington Security Slot
Right side: SD-card reader (UHS-II), 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen.2 (1x powered), Kensington Security Slot

SDCardreader

The full-size SD-card reader is still included, and we determine very fast transfer rates of more than 200 MB/s in combination with our UHS-II reference card (AV Pro V60).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
  (AV PRO V60)
204 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
181 MB/s ∼89% -11%
Dell Precision 5540
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
173 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (26.5 - 220, n=30, last 2 years)
138 MB/s ∼68% -32%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
78.2 (78.11min - 78.35max) MB/s ∼38% -62%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
  (AV Pro V60)
73.8 MB/s ∼36% -64%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198.2 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
  (AV PRO V60)
192 MB/s ∼97%
Dell Precision 5540
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188.7 MB/s ∼95% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (31.6 - 244, n=28, last 2 years)
160 MB/s ∼81% -17%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
  (AV Pro V60)
88.64 MB/s ∼45% -54%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
 
87.88 MB/s ∼44% -54%

Communication - Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2

The ThinkPad P1 G4 is equipped with the latest Wi-Fi module from Intel, the AX210. It supports the new Wi-Fi 6E standard as well as Bluetooth 5.2. Transfer rates in our standardized Wi-Fi test with the router Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 are around 1.4 Gbps and we did not notice any problems with the signal quality or range in our practical test, either. There is no Ethernet port, so you have to use a corresponding USB-C adapter if you want to use wired networks.

You can configure the ThinkPad P1 G4 with a 5G module from Qualcomm (Snapdragon X55), but it cannot be installed afterwards, because the necessary antennas are not included (not WWAN-ready).

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (1169min - 1609max) MBit/s ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1399 (968min - 1531max) MBit/s ∼99%
Average of class Workstation
  (592 - 1642, n=36, last 2 years)
1202 MBit/s ∼85% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=20)
1163 MBit/s ∼82% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
706 MBit/s ∼50% -50%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
649 (351min - 778max) MBit/s ∼46% -54%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
592 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (533min - 616max) MBit/s ∼41% -58%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1493 (758min - 1553max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1363 (1311min - 1453max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=20)
1300 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (628 - 1557, n=36, last 2 years)
1297 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (806min - 821max) MBit/s ∼55% -45%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
772 (474min - 988max) MBit/s ∼52% -48%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
628 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
625 MBit/s ∼42% -58%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1467 (758-1553)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1399 (968-1531)

Webcam - ThinkPad with 1080p sensor

The ThinkPad P1 G4 is one of the few modern ThinkPads with a 1080p webcam (incl. mechanical shutter). Both the resolution and the picture quality are slightly better compared to the usual 720p sensors, but we still recommend your smartphone for good pictures. There is also an additional IR camera for facial recognition via Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
16.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE: 11.48 ∆E min: 2.28 - max: 18.14 ∆E

Maintenance

You only have to loosen eight standard Philips screws to remove the bottom cover and lift it up. Every version of the P1 G4 has two SODIMM slots (DDR4-3200, up to 64 GB) and one M.2-2280 slot for fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs. Our unit with the T1200 GPU (also applies for the RTX A2000 GPU) offers an additional M.2-2280 slot (PCIe 3.0 x4). You can clean the fans and replace the battery (screwed), but all the other components including the Wi-Fi module are soldered onto the mainboard.

Internal layout
Internal layout
2x SODIMM-Slots
2x SODIMM-Slots

Input Devices - Reduced Key Travel like on the X1 Carbon G9

Keyboard

The next big change is the keyboard, because Lenovo basically uses the same unit we know from the X1 Carbon G9, but it is slightly wider because all the keys (also on the right side) have the same size. Lenovo reduces the key travel from 1.8 mm on the previous P1 G3/X1 Extreme G3 and also uses flatter keys. Compared to the old ThinkPad X1 Carbon G7/G8, which also used 1.5 mm key travel, this results in a slightly worse typing experience. Compared to the current X1 Carbon G9, the subjective experience is slightly better on the P1 G4 thanks to the firmer base unit. All in all, it is still a good keyboard, but worse compared to previous models and there is no advantage over rivals like Dell or HP anymore. There is a two-stage white illumination for darker environments.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard illumination
Keyboard illumination

Touchpad & TrackPoint

The TrackPoint buttons are now completely flat.
The TrackPoint buttons are now completely flat.

The ClickPad (11.5 x 6.9 cm) offers good gliding capabilities and supports Microsoft’s Precision standard, so the standard handling including gestures works well. The clicking mechanism also leaves a good and high-quality impression with a muffled click. Compared to the old ThinkPad P1, the TrackPoint keys are no similar to the X1 Carbon and they are completely flat. This also means the travel is reduced and the subjective impression is worse. The clicks are also pretty loud and clatter a bit. The TrackPoint itself works well and we did not experience any cursor drifting on you unit.

Display - WQHD with 16:10

Subpixel array
Subpixel array
Some clouding in the upper right corner
Some clouding in the upper right corner

Lenovo equips the fourth generation of the ThinkPad P1 with IPS displays and 16:10 aspect ratio. The default screen is already a WQHD panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and there are two optional 4K screens (UHD+, HDR, one with touch). The standard display in our test unit offers good subjective picture quality, and bright surfaces do not appear grainy, despite the matte surface. Contents are crisp and the colors appear rich.

The manufacturer advertises a brightness of 400 nits and a contrast ratio of 1200:1, and the AU Optronics panel in the test unit is slightly better according to our measurements (X-Rite i1 Pro 2 & CalMAN). Lenovo also uses the same panel for its own ThinkBook 16p. We did not detect PWM flickering and the response times are also inconspicuous. You can notice some clouding in the upper right corner on a black background at the maximum brightness, but it is hardly noticeable during everyday tasks.

380
cd/m²
406
cd/m²
396
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
420
cd/m²
415
cd/m²
385
cd/m²
400
cd/m²
402
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
B160QAN02.M
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 420 cd/m² Average: 401.3 cd/m² Minimum: 3.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 418 cd/m²
Contrast: 1400:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.5 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 1.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
78.1% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.9% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
77.3% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.24
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
B160QAN02.M, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Dell Precision 5540
SDCA029, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
APPA044, IPS, 3072x1920, 16.00
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
SDC4145, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
Lenovo LEN8A95 (AUO B160QAN02.M), IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
N156HCE-GN1, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
18%
17%
-1%
-15%
Display P3 Coverage
77.3
99.92
29%
99.9
29%
76.4
-1%
62.39
-19%
sRGB Coverage
99.9
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
91.52
-8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
78.1
97.32
25%
95.3
22%
77.4
-1%
63.43
-19%
Response Times
91%
-30%
93%
25%
32%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
40.8 ?(20.4, 20.4)
2.8 ?(1.2, 1.6)
93%
52.4 ?(23.9, 28.5)
-28%
2.4 ?(1, 1.4)
94%
36
12%
34.4 ?(17.2, 17.2)
16%
Response Time Black / White *
26.4 ?(14, 12.4)
3.2 ?(1.2, 2)
88%
34.9 ?(17.8, 17.1)
-32%
2.4 ?(1.1, 1.3)
91%
16.4
38%
14 ?(4.4, 9.6)
47%
PWM Frequency
240.9 ?(50)
131700
240.4 ?(52)
26040 ?(70)
Screen
-18%
11%
-35%
7%
-12%
Brightness middle
420
427
2%
519
24%
379.6
-10%
439
5%
542
29%
Brightness
401
411
2%
477
19%
380
-5%
397
-1%
528
32%
Brightness Distribution
90
89
-1%
86
-4%
95
6%
83
-8%
84
-7%
Black Level *
0.3
0.39
-30%
0.44
-47%
0.41
-37%
Contrast
1400
1331
-5%
998
-29%
1322
-6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.5
3.2
-28%
2.28
9%
5.15
-106%
1.68
33%
3.5
-40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.9
8.4
-71%
6.54
-33%
7.79
-59%
2.36
52%
7.8
-59%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.6
2.8
-75%
0.86
46%
3.1
-94%
1.57
2%
1.3
19%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.4
1.8
47%
0.9
74%
2.6
24%
1.64
52%
4.8
-41%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.15 102%
2145 0%
1.99 111%
2.39 92%
2.33 94%
CCT
6479 100%
6176 105%
6572 99%
6166 105%
6616 98%
7690 85%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
86.8
78
58.8
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
91.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
30% / 9%
-10% / 4%
25% / -1%
10% / 8%
2% / -7%

* ... smaller is better

The panel is already well calibrated out of the box and there is just a minor green hue in the grayscale, but it is hardly visible with the naked eye. The DeltaE-2000 deviations of the colors compared to the sRGB reference color space are also very small and most users will not need an additional calibration.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN ColorChecker
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Grayscale calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN ColorChecker calibrated

We managed to improve the picture quality slightly with our calibration (profile is available for free in the box above), but the maximum brightness drops by 30 nits. Only red surpasses the important mark of 3, but the display is still suited for picture/video editing thanks to the full sRGB gamut.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. DCI-P3
vs. DCI-P3
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 12.4 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 54 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20.4 ms rise
↘ 20.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17031 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The 16-inch screen works well outdoors and you can still use it in bright environments. The viewing angle stability is also very good.

In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Viewing angle stability
Viewing angle stability

Performance - Tiger Lake-H45 and Nvidia T1200

Processor - Core i7-11800H

The Core i7-11800H from Intel is currently used in many notebooks. It has 8 cores (16 threads) and reaches a maximum clock of up to 4.6 GHz. Lenovo sets the TDP limits very generously to 109 Watts, but this value is purely theoretical. In practice, however, the processor even struggles to run at its nominal TDP of 45 Watts. A look at the data from our Cinebench loop below shows that the TDP is shortly above 50 Watts, but then quickly drops below 40 Watts.

This is a very poor result for an expensive workstation for pure CPU-load scenarios. The i7-11800H is also 20-30% slower compared to our average score for the i7-11800H in our database. All in all, the CPU performance is comparable to mobile workstations with 9th generation Intel CPUs (so more than two years old). That the i7-11800H can be much faster is shown by the slim gaming laptop Alienware x15, for example. AMD’s current mobile processors like the Ryzen 9 5900HX in the less expensive ThinkBook 16p offer much more performance. We are already eager to see how models with the vapor chamber cooling will perform.

The performance is at least steady on battery power. More processor benchmarks are available in our Tech section.

Cinebench R15 Multi Dauertest

011022033044055066077088099011001210132014301540165017601870198020901547.991459.641427.911422.421411.531409.541409.491401.151401.981396.61392.851399.631399.871397.771394.021388.551391.931388.741391.31386.631381.791382.311380.51383.321384.81407.711295.841322.621324.681337.171336.451345.581319.651331.911328.111337.841335.071337.121339.231330.891339.91316.531335.021326.041337.841338.511316.481310.441295.841305.741300.471297.821298.451301.791295.211283.531279.021272.671284.811287.371268.871208.391217.621212.381222.831215.291210.11214.111207.81211.281208.971214.111210.691210.691219.921435140713861396139814011401140614071405140214031409140714081407140914081409140314051409141014081405140614111408140714101405140614081406140614021407141414131403140214131405140914091401140714071404141114091405140714111406140314081405140514071410140914071362.311326.261311.391314.061314.581305.441269.121297.231275.921295.171271.51304.81284.231295.881279.061297.351280.71297.731283.611310.491270.081300.471268.871298.741283.941841.111804.241802.051822.661804.481802.371820.421789.951808.561813.241816.371817.271813.811806.281802.781813.41792.841801.881802.451790.991819.511820.081813.811796.861795.981808.891811.761819.341802.531792.681811.351797.591803.021809.051814.221801.961803.351810.771805.711796.541812.251787.471809.381816.781809.221765.461813.41808.151793.81804.162153.782137.892132.652150.082148.692136.072138.352137.322118.312151.932129.812144.312148.112141.672121.122135.382138.472120.552135.842131.42130.152132.22118.872115.282128.34111489610039869669899699689729639669629479739539689699429749559579569609579529469509419539549509559579609579519549549499519579549489549559599559539509672146.52147.072147.542138.352153.92147.652146.842144.772148.922136.872146.842145.692149.962142.362143.512147.652145.582148.922150.082149.272104.272147.072141.332145.462140.412146.382152.852149.042145.462146.962143.622141.4421282143.622146.732149.272135.042145.582145.352136.752145.122154.012147.192132.992135.272131.632145.122143.392150.652147.42Tooltip
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1405 (1380.5-1547.99)
Dell Precision 5540 Intel Core i9-9980HK: Ø1288 (1207.8-1407.71)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H; macOS 10.15.1: Ø1407 (1386-1435)
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M Intel Core i9-9880H; Win 10: Ø1296 (1268.87-1362.31)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H: Ø1806 (1765.46-1841.11)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: Ø2135 (2115.28-2153.78)
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE Intel Core i7-9850H: Ø961 (896-1114)
Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2144 (2104.27-2154.01)
CPU data CB R15 Multi loop
CPU data CB R15 Multi loop
Cinebench R23: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
13205 Points ∼100% +41%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12166 (11410min - 12166.4max) Points ∼92% +30%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=26)
11885 Points ∼90% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
9376 Points ∼71%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 12876, n=19, last 2 years)
8859 Points ∼67% -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
8758 Points ∼66% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
8747 (8681.12min - 8746.74max) Points ∼66% -7%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1569 Points ∼100% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1520, n=24)
1490 Points ∼95% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1488 Points ∼95% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1452 Points ∼93%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1596, n=19, last 2 years)
1383 Points ∼88% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1140 Points ∼73% -21%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5128 Points ∼100% +44%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4660 Points ∼91% +31%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=28)
4597 Points ∼90% +29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
3552 Points ∼69%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3422 Points ∼67% -4%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
3057 Points ∼60% -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (1602 - 5180, n=39, last 2 years)
3089 Points ∼60% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1800 Points ∼35% -49%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
610 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
580 Points ∼95% +3%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=25)
573 Points ∼94% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
563 Points ∼92%
Average of class Workstation
  (436 - 618, n=38, last 2 years)
509 Points ∼83% -10%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
453 Points ∼74% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
442 Points ∼72% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
425 Points ∼70% -25%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
2154 (2115.28min - 2153.78max) Points ∼100% +39%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=27)
1934 Points ∼90% +25%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1841 (1765.46min - 1841.11max) Points ∼85% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1548 (1380.5min - 1547.99max) Points ∼72%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1435 (1401min - 1435max) Points ∼67% -7%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1362 (1268.87min - 1362.31max) Points ∼63% -12%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1407 (1126.13min - 1407max) Points ∼65% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (675 - 2144, n=43, last 2 years)
1337 Points ∼62% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1114 (896min - 1114max) Points ∼52% -28%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
240 Points ∼100% +10%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
236 Points ∼98% +8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (204 - 231, n=24)
225 Points ∼94% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
218 Points ∼91%
Average of class Workstation
  (178 - 241, n=42, last 2 years)
205 Points ∼85% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
193 Points ∼80% -11%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
193 Points ∼80% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼77% -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
184 Points ∼77% -16%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
552 Seconds * ∼100% -62%
Average of class Workstation
  (250 - 703, n=35, last 2 years)
400 Seconds * ∼72% -18%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
348.4 Seconds * ∼63% -2%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
343 Seconds * ∼62% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
340 Seconds * ∼62%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=24)
267 Seconds * ∼48% +21%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
254 Seconds * ∼46% +25%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
233 Seconds * ∼42% +31%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
59653 MIPS ∼100% +58%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50050 MIPS ∼84% +33%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (37641 - 56758, n=24)
49205 MIPS ∼82% +31%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
39566 MIPS ∼66% +5%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
39455 MIPS ∼66% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
37641 MIPS ∼63%
Average of class Workstation
  (19147 - 50552, n=36, last 2 years)
36718 MIPS ∼62% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
25786 MIPS ∼43% -31%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
5777 MIPS ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5773 MIPS ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5513 MIPS ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=24)
5479 MIPS ∼95% -1%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
5283 MIPS ∼91% -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5773, n=36, last 2 years)
5277 MIPS ∼91% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
5086 MIPS ∼88% -8%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
4837 MIPS ∼84% -12%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8578 Points ∼100% +32%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3323 - 9851, n=20)
7360 Points ∼86% +13%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
7286 Points ∼85% +12%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
7109 Points ∼83% +9%
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 9451, n=32, last 2 years)
6617 Points ∼77% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
6495 Points ∼76%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1702 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
1548 Points ∼91% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1538 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (882 - 1625, n=20)
1390 Points ∼82% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1702, n=32, last 2 years)
1368 Points ∼80% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
1115 Points ∼66% -28%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
15.9 fps ∼100% +47%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.5 fps ∼91% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=24)
14.2 fps ∼89% +31%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK
10.8 fps ∼68% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
10.8 fps ∼68%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
10.6 fps ∼67% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.24 - 14.6, n=35, last 2 years)
10.2 fps ∼64% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
7 fps ∼44% -35%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
58.9 s * ∼100% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
16.5 s * ∼28% +66%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
54.1 s * ∼92% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (41.3 - 106, n=35, last 2 years)
53.4 s * ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
49 s * ∼83%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
48.6 s * ∼83% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 50.7, n=24)
46 s * ∼78% +6%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.6904 sec * ∼100% -16%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H
0.661 sec * ∼96% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.595 sec * ∼86%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.541 - 0.695, n=34, last 2 years)
0.591 sec * ∼86% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=24)
0.567 sec * ∼82% +5%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.551 sec * ∼80% +7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
0.4998 sec * ∼72% +16%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1548 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
218 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
206 fps
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System Performance

Subjectively, the new ThinkPad P1 G4 is a very responsive system, but this should not be surprising when you consider the components including the fast PCIe 4.0. The benchmark scores are average and do not indicate any limitations.

According to Lenovo, the ThinkPad P1 G4 is fully compatible with the new Windows 11, which will be available as a free upgrade.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
6751 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
6725 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
5969 Points ∼88%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
5969 Points ∼88% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (4096 - 7156, n=38, last 2 years)
5586 Points ∼83% -6%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Radeon Pro 5500M, i9-9880H, Apple SSD AP1024 7171
5500 Points ∼81% -8%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5296 Points ∼78% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5046 Points ∼75% -15%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10324 Points ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9915 Points ∼96% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
9784 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
9784 Points ∼95% 0%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
9580 Points ∼93% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
9566 Points ∼93% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (8059 - 10894, n=38, last 2 years)
9532 Points ∼92% -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
9128 Points ∼100% +8%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
8461 Points ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
8445 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
8445 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (6426 - 9317, n=38, last 2 years)
7951 Points ∼87% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
7243 Points ∼79% -14%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
7060 Points ∼77% -16%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9952 Points ∼100% +42%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8759 Points ∼88% +25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
6985 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
6985 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (3221 - 10441, n=38, last 2 years)
6422 Points ∼65% -8%
Dell Precision 5540
Quadro T2000 Max-Q, i9-9980HK, SK hynix PC400 512 GB
5960 Points ∼60% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
5033 Points ∼51% -28%
PCMark 10 Score
5969 points
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DPC-Latency

Our standardized latency test shows some problems and the P1 G4 is not suited for real-time audio applications. 4K video playback (YouTube) also resulted in some dropped frames. We hope Lenovo can fix these issues with an upcoming BIOS update.

LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Overview
LatencyMon Drivers
LatencyMon Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
T1200 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
2032.5 μs * ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1508 μs * ∼74% +26%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, R9 5900HX, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
559.6 μs * ∼28% +72%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our test unit has two M.2-2280 slots.
Our test unit has two M.2-2280 slots.

We have already mentioned that our test unit with the conventional cooling solution has two M.2-2280 slots (1x PCIe 4.0 x3, 1x PCIe 3.0 x4), while models with the vapor chamber cooling only have one slot (PCIe 4.0 x4).

Our test unit is equipped with the Samsung PM9A1 (OEM version of the 980 Pro) with a storage capacity of 512 GB (429 GB are free to use after the initial setup). The transfer rates are excellent at up to 6 GB/s. More SSD benchmarks are available in our Tech section.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
Dell Precision 5540
SK hynix PC400 512 GB
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Apple SSD AP1024 7171
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G
Average Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-54%
-50%
-42%
-35%
-39%
-11%
Write 4K
224.15
98
-56%
55.54
-75%
110.5
-51%
158.1
-29%
162.2
-28%
205 ?(137 - 237, n=8)
-9%
Read 4K
88.54
41.25
-53%
16.21
-82%
51.75
-42%
49.09
-45%
43.71
-51%
81.7 ?(47.3 - 91.6, n=8)
-8%
Write Seq
1295
1959.24
2071
2830
2441
3116 ?(1150 - 4216, n=7)
Read Seq
1441
1762.83
2505
2531
1753
3257 ?(1249 - 4543, n=7)
Write 4K Q32T1
663.57
429.2
-35%
398.51
-40%
429.8
-35%
453.4
-32%
397.6
-40%
546 ?(321 - 667, n=8)
-18%
Read 4K Q32T1
720.11
400.1
-44%
648.05
-10%
418.3
-42%
572.5
-20%
519.7
-28%
598 ?(293 - 728, n=8)
-17%
Write Seq Q32T1
5089.4
1366
-73%
2726.7
-46%
3060
-40%
3088
-39%
2519
-51%
3789 ?(1148 - 5089, n=8)
-26%
Read Seq Q32T1
6087.5
2201
-64%
3241.6
-47%
3539
-42%
3394
-44%
3448
-43%
5659 ?(1770 - 6822, n=8)
-7%
Write 4K Q8T8
2021.02
1381.4
-32%
2021
0%
Read 4K Q8T8
2327.96
1371.1
-41%
2328
0%
AS SSD
-67%
-73%
-43%
-20%
-33%
-10%
Seq Read
5505
1742.71
-68%
2531.3
-54%
2953.49
-46%
2986
-46%
2980.03
-46%
4745 ?(2629 - 5533, n=8)
-14%
Seq Write
3908
929.99
-76%
2288.6
-41%
1690.74
-57%
2426
-38%
2093.83
-46%
3086 ?(1270 - 3920, n=8)
-21%
4K Read
54.41
39.1
-28%
15.85
-71%
43.98
-19%
45.93
-16%
45.05
-17%
66.2 ?(46.6 - 81, n=8)
22%
4K Write
146.06
92.08
-37%
39.88
-73%
105.45
-28%
152.25
4%
155.44
6%
179 ?(146 - 214, n=8)
23%
4K-64 Read
2355.73
956.22
-59%
1266.78
-46%
1065.05
-55%
1683.24
-29%
1290.93
-45%
1834 ?(959 - 2489, n=8)
-22%
4K-64 Write
3300.41
862.73
-74%
1748.84
-47%
1957.38
-41%
2009.7
-39%
1506.25
-54%
2373 ?(1257 - 3480, n=8)
-28%
Access Time Read *
0.035
0.074
-111%
0.122
-249%
0.04
-14%
0.045
-29%
0.064
-83%
0.0478 ?(0.034 - 0.078, n=8)
-37%
Access Time Write *
0.029
0.053
-83%
0.095
-228%
0.105
-262%
0.025
14%
0.024
17%
0.0289 ?(0.021 - 0.06, n=8)
-0%
Score Read
2961
1170
-60%
1536
-48%
1404
-53%
2028
-32%
1634
-45%
2375 ?(1360 - 3089, n=8)
-20%
Score Write
3837
1048
-73%
2018
-47%
2232
-42%
2405
-37%
1871
-51%
2735 ?(1567 - 4036, n=8)
-29%
Score Total
8226
2781
-66%
4317
-48%
4297
-48%
5441
-34%
4300
-48%
6373 ?(3573 - 8620, n=8)
-23%
Copy ISO MB/s
2287.45
1995
-13%
2473.57
8%
2256.08
-1%
2014.86
-12%
2286 ?(1430 - 3190, n=4)
0%
Copy Program MB/s
757.23
584
-23%
1073.8
42%
778.61
3%
597.27
-21%
831 ?(757 - 987, n=4)
10%
Copy Game MB/s
1644.49
1135
-31%
1929.44
17%
1626.56
-1%
1449.2
-12%
1642 ?(1177 - 2096, n=4)
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-61% / -62%
-62% / -66%
-43% / -43%
-28% / -25%
-36% / -35%
-11% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung PM9A1 MZVL2512HCJQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 6087.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5089.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 720.11 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 663.57 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 88.54 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 224.15 MB/s
CDM 6 Write 4K Q8T8: 2021.02 MB/s
CDM 6 Read 4K Q8T8: 2327.96 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance - Nvidia T1200 with 60 Watt

GPU-Z Intel UHD Graphics
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GPU-Z Nvidia T1200
GPU-Z Nvidia T1200

Nvidia’s new entry-level professional GPU is called T1200 (the Quadro designation is not used anymore) and does not support Raytracing compared to the more powerful RTX models. Lenovo lists the GPU as Max-Q model, but Max-Q is not used by Nvidia anymore. The GPU is based on the Turing TU117 chip, so it is comparable to the consumer version GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. It runs at 60 Watts in the P1 G4, which is an average value (35-95 Watts are possible according to Nvidia). Our benchmarks show a maximum core clock of 1840 MHz.

The pure performance is slightly better than the consumer GPU GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q in the old ThinkPad X1 Extreme G3 and also clearly ahead of the old Quadro T1000/T2000. The next professional GPU in line, the new RTX A2000, is noticeable faster. Our professional SPECviewperf tests show that the new T1200 and it is even pretty close to the RTX A2000 in some scenarios. All in all, a good performance of the new entry-level GPU from Nvidia.

The performance is also stable under sustained workloads and the device easily passes the demanding Time Spy stress test (98.2%). The TGP is reduced from 60 to 35 Watts on battery power, which results in a performance deficit of around 15% in the synthetic benchmarks. More GPU benchmarks are available here.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
28908 Points ∼100% +98%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
24689 Points ∼85% +69%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
19437 Points ∼67% +33%
Average of class Workstation
  (4110 - 32999, n=41, last 2 years)
17995 Points ∼62% +23%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
14725 Points ∼51% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
14614 Points ∼51%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
14614 Points ∼51% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
12275 Points ∼42% -16%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
11468 Points ∼40% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
10407 Points ∼36% -29%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
21399 Points ∼100% +108%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
17855 Points ∼83% +74%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
14627 Points ∼68% +42%
Average of class Workstation
  (3169 - 24354, n=40, last 2 years)
13503 Points ∼63% +32%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
10399 Points ∼49% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
10266 Points ∼48%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
10266 Points ∼48% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
9105 Points ∼43% -11%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
8107 Points ∼38% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
7558 Points ∼35% -26%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
7909 Points ∼100% +117%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
7361 Points ∼93% +102%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
5590 Points ∼71% +53%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 9956, n=41, last 2 years)
5081 Points ∼64% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
3651 Points ∼46%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
3651 Points ∼46% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
3364 Points ∼43% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen3-20TLS0UV00
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, Intel Core i7-10750H
3332 Points ∼42% -9%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
3066 Points ∼39% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
2834 Points ∼36% -22%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
138.98 fps ∼100% +6%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
131 fps ∼94% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
130.66 fps ∼94%
Average of class Workstation
  (57.3 - 204, n=38, last 2 years)
111 fps ∼80% -15%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
97.2 fps ∼70% -26%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
92.3 fps ∼66% -29%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
92.28 fps ∼66% -29%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
89.18 fps ∼64% -32%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
185.47 fps ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
171.07 fps ∼92%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
171 fps ∼92% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.4 - 465, n=38, last 2 years)
171 fps ∼92% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
157 fps ∼85% -8%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
143.82 fps ∼78% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
127.83 fps ∼69% -25%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
18.89 fps ∼10% -89%
Showcase (showcase-02)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
100.27 fps ∼100% +94%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
69.51 fps ∼69% +34%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.7 - 127, n=37, last 2 years)
65.2 fps ∼65% +26%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
62.4 fps ∼62% +20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
51.81 fps ∼52%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
51.8 fps ∼52% 0%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
37.56 fps ∼37% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
35.27 fps ∼35% -32%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
72.91 fps ∼100% +33%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.8 - 133, n=38, last 2 years)
61.2 fps ∼84% +11%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
56.83 fps ∼78% +3%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
55 fps ∼75% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
54.98 fps ∼75%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
41.71 fps ∼57% -24%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
40.07 fps ∼55% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
33.45 fps ∼46% -39%
Maya (maya-05)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
200.76 fps ∼100% +50%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
172.04 fps ∼86% +29%
Average of class Workstation
  (40.3 - 341, n=38, last 2 years)
147 fps ∼73% +10%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
134 fps ∼67% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
133.75 fps ∼67%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
126 fps ∼63% -6%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
105.69 fps ∼53% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
101.04 fps ∼50% -24%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
33.98 fps ∼100% +75%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 57.3, n=38, last 2 years)
24.5 fps ∼72% +26%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
21.17 fps ∼62% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
19.41 fps ∼57%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
19.4 fps ∼57% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
17.04 fps ∼50% -12%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
14.87 fps ∼44% -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
12 fps ∼35% -38%
Creo (creo-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
170.18 fps ∼100% +23%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
156.79 fps ∼92% +14%
Average of class Workstation
  (35.3 - 320, n=38, last 2 years)
146 fps ∼86% +6%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
138 fps ∼81% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
137.98 fps ∼81%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
109.55 fps ∼64% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
99.93 fps ∼59% -28%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
93.1 fps ∼55% -33%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
210.82 fps ∼100% +23%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
172 fps ∼82% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
171.63 fps ∼81%
Average of class Workstation
  (47.5 - 339, n=38, last 2 years)
159 fps ∼75% -7%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
134.64 fps ∼64% -22%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
127.94 fps ∼61% -25%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
125 fps ∼59% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
121.33 fps ∼58% -29%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
177.3 fps ∼100% +65%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
137.92 fps ∼78% +28%
Average of class Workstation
  (25.3 - 232, n=38, last 2 years)
122 fps ∼69% +13%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
108 fps ∼61% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
107.54 fps ∼61%
Dell Precision 5540
NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-9980HK
93.32 fps ∼53% -13%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
AMD Radeon Pro 5500M, Intel Core i9-9880H
89 fps ∼50% -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
83.89 fps ∼47% -22%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
126.44 fps ∼100% +37%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
92.3 fps ∼73% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
92.25 fps ∼73%
Average of class Workstation
  (23.2 - 176, n=18, last 2 years)
84.6 fps ∼67% -8%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
185.98 fps ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
169.15 fps ∼91%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
169 fps ∼91% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (17 - 285, n=18, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼63% -31%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
34.49 fps ∼100% +38%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
25 fps ∼72% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
24.99 fps ∼72%
Average of class Workstation
  (7.5 - 56.9, n=18, last 2 years)
23 fps ∼67% -8%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
191.48 fps ∼100% +26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
151.38 fps ∼79%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
151 fps ∼79% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (46.8 - 268, n=18, last 2 years)
135 fps ∼71% -11%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
33.85 fps ∼100% +74%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
19.5 fps ∼58% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
19.45 fps ∼57%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 55.1, n=18, last 2 years)
19.4 fps ∼57% 0%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
98.25 fps ∼100% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
80.1 fps ∼82%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
80.1 fps ∼82% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 136, n=18, last 2 years)
64.6 fps ∼66% -19%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
59.65 fps ∼100% +44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
41.42 fps ∼69%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
41.4 fps ∼69% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (10.6 - 93.6, n=18, last 2 years)
39.1 fps ∼66% -6%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
59.66 fps ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
50.11 fps ∼84%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
50.1 fps ∼84% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 120, n=18, last 2 years)
48.2 fps ∼81% -4%
3DMark Vantage P Result
44135 points
3DMark 11 Performance
13779 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
27580 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9255 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3891 points
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Gaming Performance

It is no problem to play games with the professional drivers and we did not notice any issues during our gaming benchmarks. The native WQHD resolution is usually too demanding, but many titles runs smoothly at high settings in 1080p. Our Witcher 3 test also shows that the performance is stable in longer gaming sessions. More gaming benchmarks are listed here.

The Witcher 3
1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
365.9 (300min - 394max) fps ∼100% +88%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
313 fps ∼86% +61%
Average of class Workstation
  (42.7 - 375, n=34, last 2 years)
220 fps ∼60% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
195 fps ∼53%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
195 fps ∼53% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
156.2 fps ∼43% -20%
1366x768 Medium Graphics & Postprocessing
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
252.2 (225min - 275max) fps ∼100% +99%
Average of class Workstation
  (20.2 - 309, n=33, last 2 years)
157 fps ∼62% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
127 fps ∼50%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
127 fps ∼50% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
94.1 fps ∼37% -26%
1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
154.2 (135min - 171max) fps ∼100% +114%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
132 fps ∼86% +83%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.7 - 199, n=32, last 2 years)
98.5 fps ∼64% +37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
72 fps ∼47%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
72 fps ∼47% 0%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
68 (61min - 76max) fps ∼44% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
52.7 fps ∼34% -27%
1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
81.5 (72min - 87max) fps ∼100% +114%
Lenovo ThinkBook 16p G2 ACH
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
73 fps ∼90% +92%
Average of class Workstation
  (10.8 - 110, n=37, last 2 years)
56.6 fps ∼69% +49%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Intel Core i9-9880H, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M
38.8 (34min - 43max) fps ∼48% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 G4-20Y30017GE
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
38 (35min, 35P1 - 40max) fps ∼47%
Average NVIDIA T1200 Laptop GPU
 
38 fps ∼47% 0%
Dell Precision 5540
Intel Core i9-9980HK, NVIDIA Quadro T2000 Max-Q
32.4 (30min, 31P1 - 34max) fps ∼40% -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 2019-20QT000RGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
30.9 (28min, 28P1 - 32max) fps ∼38% -19%