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Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 laptop review: Traditional workstation with new GPUs

Still up to date? The Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 is a traditional mobile workstation with a large chassis and a focus on performance. To this end, it's equipped with the latest 45-watt CPUs from Intel as well as new professional graphics cards from Nvidia. However, the cooling system in particular doesn't fully deliver.
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With the ThinkPad P15, Lenovo continues to offer a traditional mobile workstation where high performance and good maintenance options continue to play an important role, rather than achieving the slimmest design possible. Lenovo used a completely new case for the first generation of the ThinkPad P15, and it has now been adopted without changes for the second generation. The processors have been updated to the latest 45-watt CPUs from Intel (Tiger Lake H45 Core i5, i7, i9 or Xeon), and the graphics cards have also been updated to the new RTX A GPUs from Nvidia (successor to the Quadro GPUs).

Our test unit with the model number 20YQ001JGE costs 2,850 Euros (~$3,304) (or 2,500 Euros (~$2,898) in the case of the corresponding Campus model), and it's a mid-range configuration equipped with the Core i7-11800H, 32 GB of RAM, a 512 GB PCIe SSD, the new RTX A3000, and a 1080p display with a brightness of 500 cd/m². Users who don't need ISV certifications should take a look at the identically built ThinkPad T15g Gen 2, which is powered by the consumer GeForce GPUs.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE (ThinkPad P15 G2 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 60 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1695 MHz, Memory: 1375 MHz, 110 W TDP, 471.41, Optimus
Memory
32768 MB 
, DDR4-3200, dual-channel, 2x 16 GB, 4 slots, max. 128 GB
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, N156HCE_GN1, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G, 512 GB 
, 422 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, Card Reader: SD (UHS-II), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Controller I225-V (10MBit/s), 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): 31.5 x 375.4 x 252.3 ( = 1.24 x 14.78 x 9.93 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo (2x 2W), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230W PSU, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.867 kg ( = 101.13 oz / 6.32 pounds), Power Supply: 876 g ( = 30.9 oz / 1.93 pounds)
Price
2,850 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible contenders in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.2 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
i7-11800H, RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
2.9 kg31.5 mm15.60"1920x1080
87.3 %
08/2021
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
i9-11950H, GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"3840x2160
90.2 %
01/2021
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.4 kg25.9 mm15.60"3840x2160
87.8 %
08/2020
Dell Precision 7550
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.8 kg27.36 mm15.60"3840x2160
83.4 %
08/2020
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
i9-10980HK, Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q
2.3 kg19.8 mm15.60"1920x1080
85.6 %
03/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
i7-10750H, Quadro T1000 (Laptop)
2.7 kg31.45 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case - Traditional ThinkPad

The P15 Gen 2 can still be immediately recognized as a classic ThinkPad, which is probably boring for some users, but it's functional at least. The outside is almost entirely made of plastic, and while it feels quite nice to the touch (not too rough), it's also pretty susceptible to dirt. Subjectively, the quality impression is definitely higher in the competition from Dell or HP.

The P15 Gen 2 doesn't look modern at all in terms of design, either. You will probably be surprised by the massive display bezels when opening the lid for the first time. From a design point of view, this could easily be a 2015 laptop. A 16-inch display using a 16:10 aspect ratio could have certainly been installed here. Although the focus is on performance in a mobile workstation, there's definitely still room for improvement when it comes to its design.

The stability of the structure, which is made of plastic and fiberglass and is also reinforced by the familiar magnesium roll cage at the base unit, continues to be very good. it's almost impossible to dent the base unit, and even energetic typing is no problem at all. Only the bottom left of the keyboard yields a bit as in the predecessor, but more about that later. The plastic is also a little flexible above the smart card reader. The two hinges are well aligned (maximum opening angle of 180 degrees), but they are no longer able to support the screen at very narrow angles. On the other hand, the lid itself is very sturdy, and the display doesn't show any problems, even when we apply localized pressure.

When comparing the size of the ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 to other devices, you quickly notice that it's quite bulky, since it's not only the heaviest, but also the largest device in our comparison group. Besides the weight of almost 2.9 kg, you should also factor in about 900 grams for the power adapter when transporting the device.

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Size comparison

375.4 mm / 14.8 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 31.5 mm / 1.24 inch 2.9 kg6.32 lbs375.4 mm / 14.8 inch 252.3 mm / 9.93 inch 31.45 mm / 1.238 inch 2.7 kg6.03 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 27.36 mm / 1.077 inch 2.8 kg6.23 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 242.5 mm / 9.55 inch 25.9 mm / 1.02 inch 2.4 kg5.37 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 19.8 mm / 0.78 inch 2.3 kg4.99 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.29 lbs

Connectivity - P15 with Thunderbolt 4

The P15 Gen 2 once again offers plenty of ports. The layout of the ports on the back has undergone a slight change, but it's very similar in principle. Thanks to the new components, however, we now have the faster Thunderbolt 4 ports as well as an HDMI 2.1 output. The layout is good overall, but we would've liked to have at least one of the USB-C ports placed at the side.

Back: RJ45 (2.5 Gb/s), power supply (slim tip), 2x Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT Mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT Mode power supply 1.4, Power Delivery)
Back: RJ45 (2.5 Gb/s), power supply (slim tip), 2x Thunderbolt 4 (40 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT Mode 1.4, Power Delivery 3.0), USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s, DisplayPort ALT Mode power supply 1.4, Power Delivery)
Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), SIM card, 3.5 mm audio
Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), SIM card, 3.5 mm audio
Right: Smart card reader, SD reader, USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), Kensington
Right: Smart card reader, SD reader, USB-A (3.2 Gen 1), Kensington

SD card reader

The P15 G2 is still equipped with a very fast SD card reader. We measure transfer rates of over 200 MB/s with our reference card (AV Pro V60).

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
219.7 MB/s ∼100% +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
  (AV Pro V60)
200 MB/s ∼91%
Dell Precision 7550
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188.2 MB/s ∼86% -6%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
170 MB/s ∼77% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (60.6 - 220, n=26, last 2 years)
134 MB/s ∼61% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.8 MB/s ∼40% -57%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
  (AV Pro V60)
73.8 MB/s ∼34% -63%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
211.4 MB/s ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
  (AV Pro V60)
207 MB/s ∼98%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.5 MB/s ∼98% 0%
Dell Precision 7550
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
196.4 MB/s ∼93% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
159 MB/s ∼75% -23%
Average of class Workstation
  (83.7 - 244, n=25, last 2 years)
152 MB/s ∼72% -27%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
  (AV Pro V60)
88.64 MB/s ∼42% -57%

Communication

Besides the faster wired network connection (2.5 Gb/s), Lenovo also equips the P15 Gen 2 with the latest Wi-Fi module from Intel (AX210), which supports the modern Wi-Fi 6E standard as well as Bluetooth 5.2. The transfer rates are very good in our standardized test with the Netgear Nighthawk RAX120 router, and we didn't experience any issues in practice. The necessary antennas for a WWAN module are already installed, but 5G modules are not supported yet.

A WWAN module (LTE) is already installed
A WWAN module (LTE) is already installed
The WLAN module can be replaced.
The WLAN module can be replaced.
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1476 (1355min - 1581max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1419 (1169min - 1609max) MBit/s ∼96% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1382 (746min - 1521max) MBit/s ∼94%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1364 (710min - 1483max) MBit/s ∼92% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (646 - 1595, n=33, last 2 years)
1192 MBit/s ∼81% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=22)
1149 MBit/s ∼78% -17%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1011 (507min - 1065max) MBit/s ∼68% -27%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
843 (792min - 896max) MBit/s ∼57% -39%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1529 (1364min - 1645max) MBit/s ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1363 (1311min - 1453max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1338 (1044min - 1432max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1316 (579min - 1479max) MBit/s ∼86% -14%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=22)
1293 MBit/s ∼85% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (579 - 1553, n=33, last 2 years)
1285 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
899 (873min - 913max) MBit/s ∼59% -41%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
876 (448min - 896max) MBit/s ∼57% -43%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1528 (1364-1645)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1357 (746-1521)

Webcam

Lenovo continues to use the familiar 720p webcam, which doesn't produce good images even in good lighting conditions. At least there's a mechanical shutter and an IR sensor for facial recognition via Windows Hello.

ColorChecker
7.2 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
1.7 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE: 6.35 ∆E min: 1.67 - max: 12.26 ∆E

Maintenance

There's a maintenance hatch at the bottom, which allows you to quickly reach two of the four RAM slots and two of the three M.2-2280 slots. In order to access the rest of the components, though, you have to remove the keyboard, which isn't exactly trivial considering that there are additional covers here. To access the fans, the entire bottom cover needs to be removed. All in all, the maintenance options are very good, although it's important to understand what you're doing.

Maintenance hatch at the bottom (2x SODIMM, 2x M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4)
Maintenance hatch at the bottom (2x SODIMM, 2x M.2-2280 PCIe 3.0 x4)
Components under the keyboard (WLAN/WWAN, 2x SODIMM, 1x M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 x4)
Components under the keyboard (WLAN/WWAN, 2x SODIMM, 1x M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 x4)

Warranty

The ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 ships with a three-year warranty including on-site service by default. Optionally, you can extend the scope of the warranty as well as the warranty period for an additional charge.

Input devices - The P15 clatters a bit once again

The input devices have also remained unchanged compared to the predecessor. Users still get the same generous key travel (1.8 mm) and therefore one of the best keyboards in the mobile sector. Furthermore, the manufacturer doesn't let the additional space of the base unit go to waste and installs a full-fledged numeric keypad. The two-stage white keyboard backlight allows typing comfortably in darker environments. However, there is one weakness: Just like in the predecessor, the keys in the lower left area rattle slightly, which affects the perceived quality a bit.

The ClickPad is slightly offset to the left and sits centered below the TrackPoint. The dedicated keys have been fitted properly, and they produce a muffled and high-quality clicking sound. The ClickPad itself doesn't rattle, either, and both input options work smoothly overall.

Input devices
Input devices
Keyboard backlight
Keyboard backlight

Display - 1080p HDR 500

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Visible screen bleeding at the edges
Visible screen bleeding at the edges

Our test device is equipped with the optional 1080p panel that has a brightness of 500 cd/m². In addition, there are two 4K displays (IPS or OLED) available. As before, all displays feature the 16:9 aspect ratio. Our test device's subjective image impression is very good because bright surfaces don't look grainy despite the matte surface. Furthermore, response times are decent, meaning that there is no bothersome ghosting to be seen.

The 500-nit panel also performs much better overall than the standard 300-nit counterpart that we reviewed in the predecessor, P15 Gen 1. The display just misses the advertised brightness with around 490 cd/m², but the black level is slightly high. Nevertheless, the contrast ratio is still good at over 1,200:1.

488
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
498
cd/m²
471
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
N156HCE_GN1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 498 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 489.8 cd/m² Minimum: 12 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 499 cd/m²
Contrast: 1277:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.1 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 0.8
ΔE Greyscale 3.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
70.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.8% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
68.6% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
N156HCE_GN1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
SDC4145, OLED, 3840x2160, 15.60
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
LG Philips LGD0661, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
Dell Precision 7550
AU Optronics B156ZAN, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.60
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
AU Optronics B156HAB03.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
N156HCE-EN1, a-Si IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
27%
20%
19%
-10%
-5%
Display P3 Coverage
68.6
99.9
46%
95.55
39%
82.09
20%
62.81
-8%
66.57
-3%
sRGB Coverage
99.8
100
0%
99.79
0%
99.6
0%
86.89
-13%
92.25
-8%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
70.6
95.3
35%
84.47
20%
96.76
37%
63.59
-10%
67.09
-5%
Response Times
27%
-87%
-75%
-50%
-41%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
37.6 ?(18, 19.6)
2.4 ?(1, 1.4)
94%
56 ?(27.6, 28.4)
-49%
51.2 ?(24.4, 26.8)
-36%
44.8 ?(21.2, 23.6)
-19%
41.2 ?(22, 19.2)
-10%
Response Time Black / White *
16 ?(6, 10)
2.4 ?(1.1, 1.3)
85%
36 ?(20.4, 15.6)
-125%
34 ?(20, 14)
-113%
28.8 ?(17.2, 11.6)
-80%
32.8 ?(18.8, 14)
-105%
PWM Frequency
26040 ?(50, 118)
240.4 ?(52)
-99%
24270
-7%
Screen
-71%
-40%
-69%
-73%
-75%
Brightness middle
498
379.6
-24%
672.8
35%
473.5
-5%
374.5
-25%
338
-32%
Brightness
490
380
-22%
674
38%
461
-6%
363
-26%
304
-38%
Brightness Distribution
95
95
0%
89
-6%
90
-5%
91
-4%
81
-15%
Black Level *
0.39
0.5
-28%
0.55
-41%
0.42
-8%
0.45
-15%
Contrast
1277
1346
5%
861
-33%
892
-30%
751
-41%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.1
5.15
-145%
3.48
-66%
4.8
-129%
4.05
-93%
5.5
-162%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.6
7.79
-39%
9.44
-69%
8.73
-56%
8.17
-46%
11.5
-105%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.8
3.1
-288%
3.03
-279%
3.08
-285%
4.36
-445%
1.9
-138%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
3.4
2.6
24%
3.1
9%
5.6
-65%
2.6
24%
7.8
-129%
Gamma
2.32 95%
1.99 111%
2.04 108%
2.34 94%
2.21 100%
2.24 98%
CCT
7162 91%
6166 105%
6380 102%
7549 86%
7027 93%
6764 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
75.2
86.4
56.4
60
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
99.7
86.3
92.1
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-6% / -26%
-36% / -34%
-42% / -51%
-44% / -56%
-40% / -54%

* ... smaller is better

The factory calibration is decent, but we can see a slight blue tint in grayscales, and the color temperature is also a bit too cool. This "trick" is frequently used to increase the brightness. After our calibration (CalMAN and X-Rite i1 Pro 2), brightness drops slightly (~475 cd/m²), but there's no longer a color tint in return.

CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales calibrated
CalMAN - Grayscales calibrated
CalMAN - Saturation calibrated
CalMAN - Saturation calibrated
CalMAN - ColorChecker calibrated
CalMAN - ColorChecker calibrated

The 1080p panel covers the small sRGB color space entirely, and thanks to the low color deviations, this display is suitable for editing pictures/videos in this color space with color accuracy. Users who need a larger color space will inevitably have to go for one of the two 4K displays, which will then cover either the DCI-P3 (OLED) or AdobeRGB (IPS) color spaces.

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
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 10 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
37.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18 ms rise
↘ 19.6 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. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.6 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 detected 26040 Hz ≤ 50 % brightness setting
≤ 118 cd/m² brightness

The display backlight flickers at 26040 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 50 % (118 cd/m²) and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 26040 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

Flickering occurs at relatively low brightness settings, so extended use at this brightness setting or lower can cause eyestrain.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21033 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Due to its size and weight, the P15 Gen 2 is certainly not the perfect travel companion, but you can work quite comfortably outdoors thanks to the matte and bright panel. The IPS panel's viewing-angle stability is very good as well.

Outdoors (cloudy day)
Outdoors (cloudy day)
Outdoors (cloudy day)
Outdoors (cloudy day)
Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - Tiger Lake H45 and Nvidia RTX

Besides the latest 45-watt CPUs from Intel (Tiger Lake H), Lenovo also uses the new professional RTX GPUs from Nvidia as an option; AMD CPUs or graphics cards are not available. Lenovo doesn't provide its own performance modes and integrates the controls into the normal Windows performance slider (left-click on the battery icon in the taskbar). We'll still go into the exact configuration, but in general, Lenovo grants more importance to the graphics card now, reducing the processor's TDP values a bit.

Processor - Core i7-11800H

Intel's Core i7-11800H CPU offers eight cores (16 threads) and reaches a maximum clock speed of 4.6 GHz or 4.2 GHz for all cores. The power limits are 80 and 60 watts and therefore slightly lower than in the predecessor. The overall performance output is decent, but we would've liked to see more leeway here. Generally, users who buy a mobile workstation also want the highest possible performance. However, gaming laptops, among others, often provide better performance, and that's without mentioning the latest AMD CPUs. This means that users who want the highest possible CPU performance won't find what they're looking for here.

Nevertheless, the ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 can position itself at the top of our comparison group, since the slim ZBook Studio 15 G8 is the only one that we have tested with the latest CPUs so far. The CPU performance remains consistent on battery power. Further CPU benchmarks are available in our database.

Cinebench R15 Multi endurance test

011022033044055066077088099011001210132014301540165017601870198020901891.161853.481837.051822.821807.261809.951798.971790.351779.041783.721780.551764.681768.51768.661754.691767.491761.881757.621755.161751.621762.51762.3517531761.031756.391841.111804.241802.051822.661804.481802.371820.421789.951808.561813.241816.371817.271813.811806.281802.781813.41792.841801.881802.451790.991819.511820.081813.811796.861795.981808.891811.761819.341802.531792.681811.351797.591803.021809.051814.221801.961803.351810.771805.711796.541812.251787.471809.381816.781809.221765.461813.41808.151793.81804.161628.271577.61590.011578.411581.281591.791586.731570.661573.071573.941576.61583.971566.911579.591571.651569.861580.471583.971566.481561.521562.191558.851580.781566.421578.781562.991569.31571.221563.051567.091571.831578.531560.311567.891580.721577.911581.41566.351571.961570.781573.191567.581577.471570.231552.671554.121559.941562.51572.331566.351047.231058.431070.691080.031081.021079.391084.451088.611083.481086.721078.811083.161076.921076.171084.921086.191065.811083.751081.841085.981078.551074.551078.341082.91082.221080.611075.791079.041078.781078.021081.961078.951083.481080.671082.61082.131079.11088.671075.11074.661077.851082.871088.491082.661081.081071.211075.851077.731079.911081.141652.141604.621609.011603.531609.791589.641613.681604.361602.441604.171604.171577.911607.21602.891607.071608.171608.31605.911602.051607.461605.911604.31605.851607.141612.321610.371608.431605.651607.071608.041604.361609.591608.881611.541608.361607.591606.551597.381602.821605.591603.851608.691598.151599.11604.561612.191601.921609.461609.851607.011841.621843.7417521647.111661.061663.891657.621656.451660.781660.31659.681658.4416571651.461656.861664.451659.21655.831662.651658.241654.881653.641660.231661.611666.391658.991656.251657.211656.381656.381658.11661.751657.141647.181658.791662.581660.9216651657.761661.131656.451657.211658.311656.181660.781653.711665.071660.511662.991656.731359.111363.421357.131344.311327.491319.221317.781307.621307.41299.171300.861302.251297.481295.51291.861291.241289.451293.741281.931292.951287.291287.081294.251292.911278.982119.212127.772130.272107.592124.382114.052118.422128.112107.72124.952121.232122.352114.952128.112121.232127.092124.612133.92117.5221212126.532141.442132.882124.162121.342155.062155.062135.382115.952129.932135.272142.472142.592119.432164.852138.922122.922140.752109.042135.272121.232123.032137.092142.472146.152160.642147.882130.612129.932162.42133.562142.472102.052153.322131.742119.432126.532151.462128.232140.752151.582124.722135.382122.922135.382149.612153.322137.092089.972137.092140.752147.882138.922160.532100.29Tooltip
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1784 (1751.62-1891.16)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8 Intel Core i9-11950H: Ø1806 (1765.46-1841.11)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1573 (1552.67-1628.27)
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1079 (1047.23-1088.67)
Dell Precision 7550 Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1606 (1577.91-1652.14)
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US Intel Core i9-10980HK: Ø1668 (1647.11-1843.74)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE Intel Core i7-10750H: Ø1307 (1278.98-1363.42)
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø2123 (2107.59-2141.44)
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2136 (2089.97-2164.85)
CPU measurements during the Cinebench R15 Multi loop
CPU measurements during the Cinebench 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)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
12166 (11410min - 12166.4max) Points ∼100% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (8447 - 14088, n=31)
11947 Points ∼98% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
11619 Points ∼96%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 13387, n=20, last 2 years)
9203 Points ∼76% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
8012 Points ∼66% -31%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
6893 (6336.38min - 6892.81max) Points ∼57% -41%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1569 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1500 Points ∼96%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=29)
1493 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1613, n=20, last 2 years)
1408 Points ∼90% -6%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1300 Points ∼83% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1271 Points ∼81% -15%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
4660 Points ∼100% +6%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (3306 - 5408, n=33)
4590 Points ∼98% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
4389 Points ∼94%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
4161 Points ∼89% -5%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
3930 Points ∼84% -10%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
3835 Points ∼82% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
2727 Points ∼59% -38%
Average of class Workstation
  (1602 - 5180, n=35, last 2 years)
3241 Points ∼70% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
3147 Points ∼68% -28%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
610 Points ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
580 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=30)
574 Points ∼94% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (440 - 622, n=35, last 2 years)
521 Points ∼85% -10%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
502 Points ∼82% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
499 Points ∼82% -14%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
500 Points ∼82% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
491 Points ∼80% -15%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
488 Points ∼80% -16%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=32)
1943 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1891 (1751.62min - 1891.16max) Points ∼97%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1841 (1765.46min - 1841.11max) Points ∼95% -3%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1714 (1647.11min - 1843.74max) Points ∼88% -9%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1652 (1577.91min - 1652.14max) Points ∼85% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1628 (1552.67min - 1628.27max) Points ∼84% -14%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1089 (1047.23min - 1088.67max) Points ∼56% -42%
Average of class Workstation
  (675 - 2192, n=38, last 2 years)
1389 Points ∼71% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1363 (1278.98min - 1363.42max) Points ∼70% -28%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
236 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
229 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=29)
225 Points ∼95% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
211 Points ∼89% -8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
209 Points ∼89% -9%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
210 Points ∼89% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (180 - 244, n=37, last 2 years)
210 Points ∼89% -8%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
208 Points ∼88% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
205 Points ∼87% -10%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
412 Seconds * ∼100% -53%
Average of class Workstation
  (250 - 703, n=33, last 2 years)
401 Seconds * ∼97% -49%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
359.7 Seconds * ∼87% -33%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
281 Seconds * ∼68% -4%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
273 Seconds * ∼66% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
270 Seconds * ∼66%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 342, n=29)
267 Seconds * ∼65% +1%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
254 Seconds * ∼62% +6%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
50050 MIPS ∼100% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (37641 - 56758, n=28)
49370 MIPS ∼99% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
49080 MIPS ∼98%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
48730 MIPS ∼97% -1%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
48044 MIPS ∼96% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (19147 - 53426, n=35, last 2 years)
37339 MIPS ∼75% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
36927 MIPS ∼74% -25%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
36204 MIPS ∼72% -26%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
5773 MIPS ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5703 MIPS ∼99% +4%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5495 MIPS ∼95% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
5485 MIPS ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=28)
5480 MIPS ∼95% 0%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5335 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5773, n=35, last 2 years)
5296 MIPS ∼92% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
5243 MIPS ∼91% -4%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
9100 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6495 - 9851, n=23)
8686 Points ∼95% -5%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8378 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8347 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
7286 Points ∼80% -20%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
6948 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 10081, n=32, last 2 years)
6757 Points ∼74% -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
6355 Points ∼70% -30%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
1702 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
1582 Points ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1469 - 1625, n=23)
1564 Points ∼92% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1702, n=32, last 2 years)
1388 Points ∼82% -12%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1341 Points ∼79% -15%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1340 Points ∼79% -15%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1331 Points ∼78% -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
1304 Points ∼77% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
14.5 fps ∼100% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (10.5 - 17.4, n=29)
14.1 fps ∼97% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
13.9 fps ∼96%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
13.1 fps ∼90% -6%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
13 fps ∼90% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
10.6 fps ∼73% -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.24 - 15.8, n=34, last 2 years)
10.5 fps ∼72% -24%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8.89 fps ∼61% -36%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
58.1 s * ∼100% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
54 s * ∼93% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 106, n=35, last 2 years)
52.5 s * ∼90% -8%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
48.6 s * ∼84% -0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
48.5 s * ∼83%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
46.5 s * ∼80% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 50.7, n=28)
45.9 s * ∼79% +5%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
44 s * ∼76% +9%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Intel Core i7-10750H
0.612 sec * ∼100% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.541 - 0.695, n=34, last 2 years)
0.588 sec * ∼96% -4%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.574 sec * ∼94% -1%
Dell Precision 7550
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.57 sec * ∼93% -0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.568 sec * ∼93%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=29)
0.566 sec * ∼92% -0%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.551 sec * ∼90% +3%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Intel Core i9-11950H
0.551 sec * ∼90% +3%

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1891 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
290 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
229 Points
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System performance

The system performance is excellent, which is confirmed by both our subjective impression of performance as well as by the benchmarks. The P15 Gen 2 benefits from the fast PCIe 4.0 SSD and the powerful graphics card, and there are no bottlenecks. In practice, all commands are executed immediately, and there are no constraints when switching graphics (Optimus), either.

PCMark 10 / Score
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
6751 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
6564 Points ∼97%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
6564 Points ∼97% 0%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
5904 Points ∼87% -10%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5846 Points ∼87% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
5733 Points ∼85% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (4096 - 7156, n=34, last 2 years)
5647 Points ∼84% -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
5620 Points ∼83% -14%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
10829 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
10196 Points ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
10196 Points ∼94% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9915 Points ∼92% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
9907 Points ∼91% -3%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
9811 Points ∼91% -4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
9530 Points ∼88% -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (8059 - 10894, n=34, last 2 years)
9527 Points ∼88% -7%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8877 Points ∼100% +5%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
8461 Points ∼95% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
8415 Points ∼95%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
8415 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (6426 - 9604, n=34, last 2 years)
8094 Points ∼91% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
7826 Points ∼88% -7%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
7735 Points ∼87% -8%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7384 Points ∼83% -12%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
9952 Points ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
8947 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
8947 Points ∼90% 0%
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
7360 Points ∼74% -18%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
7269 Points ∼73% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (3221 - 10441, n=34, last 2 years)
6546 Points ∼66% -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
6214 Points ∼62% -31%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5640 Points ∼57% -37%
PCMark 10 Score
6564 points
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DPC latencies

With the current BIOS version, the ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 shows significant issues in our standardized latency test. Interestingly, the P15 Gen 1 predecessor performed very well here, so we suspect that there's a driver problem that can hopefully be fixed quickly.

LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Overview
LatencyMon - Drivers
LatencyMon - Drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell Precision 7550
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
10043.1 μs * ∼100% -58%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
6356.4 μs * ∼63%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, i9-10980HK, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
3412.9 μs * ∼34% +46%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
3260.4 μs * ∼32% +49%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, i9-11950H, Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
1508 μs * ∼15% +76%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Quadro T1000 (Laptop), i7-10750H, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
634.9 μs * ∼6% +90%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

The P15 Gen 2 can accommodate a total of three M.2-2280 SSDs. The fast PCIe 4.0 slot, which has been occupied by a correspondingly fast drive (Kioxia XG7) in our test device, is located under the keyboard. The two slots under the maintenance hatch at the bottom support the somewhat slower PCIe 3.0 x4 standard.

Our test device comes with a 512 GB PCIe 4.0 SSD that reaches very high transfer rates of over 5 GB/s. After the initial boot, there's still 422 GB available. Additional SSD benchmarks can be found here.

Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
Samsung PM981a MZVLB2T0HALB
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR
Dell Precision 7550
SK Hynix PC601A NVMe 1TB
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-21%
-19%
-27%
-10%
-17%
0%
Write 4K
141.1
110.5
-22%
114.1
-19%
121
-14%
185.8
32%
129.5
-8%
141
0%
Read 4K
58.75
51.75
-12%
57.18
-3%
42.16
-28%
47.21
-20%
49.54
-16%
58.8
0%
Write Seq
3319.9
2071
-38%
2580
-22%
2150
-35%
2874
-13%
2379
-28%
3320
0%
Read Seq
2994.13
2505
-16%
2527
-16%
1755
-41%
1786
-40%
1989
-34%
2994
0%
Write 4K Q32T1
625.65
429.8
-31%
480.2
-23%
395.3
-37%
466.8
-25%
663
6%
626
0%
Read 4K Q32T1
401.75
418.3
4%
387.6
-4%
381.8
-5%
562.8
40%
425.2
6%
402
0%
Write Seq Q32T1
3741.7
3060
-18%
2996
-20%
2730
-27%
3091
-17%
2960
-21%
3742
0%
Read Seq Q32T1
5097
3539
-31%
2853
-44%
3468
-32%
3395
-33%
3182
-38%
5097
0%
AS SSD
-20%
-33%
-40%
-3%
-25%
-9%
Seq Read
5105
2953.49
-42%
2127.46
-58%
2027.61
-60%
2321.37
-55%
2746.9
-46%
4551 ?(3997 - 5105, n=2)
-11%
Seq Write
1815
1690.74
-7%
1295.71
-29%
1192.77
-34%
2619.99
44%
1192.11
-34%
1432 ?(1049 - 1815, n=2)
-21%
4K Read
47.46
43.98
-7%
54.84
16%
42.31
-11%
48.57
2%
46.49
-2%
46.2 ?(45 - 47.5, n=2)
-3%
4K Write
137.33
105.45
-23%
110.83
-19%
105.49
-23%
165.06
20%
131.94
-4%
126 ?(115 - 137, n=2)
-8%
4K-64 Read
2111.99
1065.05
-50%
1419.72
-33%
1128.12
-47%
1712.16
-19%
1430.52
-32%
2136 ?(2112 - 2160, n=2)
1%
4K-64 Write
1701.73
1957.38
15%
2012.49
18%
1537.04
-10%
2174.26
28%
1437.05
-16%
1700 ?(1697 - 1702, n=2)
0%
Access Time Read *
0.065
0.04
38%
0.046
29%
0.069
-6%
0.057
12%
0.102
-57%
0.1105 ?(0.065 - 0.156, n=2)
-70%
Access Time Write *
0.03
0.105
-250%
0.099
-230%
0.106
-253%
0.068
-127%
0.031
-3%
0.033 ?(0.03 - 0.036, n=2)
-10%
Score Read
2670
1404
-47%
1687
-37%
1373
-49%
1993
-25%
1752
-34%
2638 ?(2605 - 2670, n=2)
-1%
Score Write
2021
2232
10%
2253
11%
1762
-13%
2601
29%
1688
-16%
1970 ?(1918 - 2021, n=2)
-3%
Score Total
5885
4297
-27%
4770
-19%
3801
-35%
5630
-4%
4261
-28%
5793 ?(5700 - 5885, n=2)
-2%
Copy ISO MB/s
2053.86
2473.57
20%
2779.26
35%
1768.18
-14%
2588.93
26%
2054
0%
Copy Program MB/s
714.2
1073.8
50%
123.31
-83%
627.09
-12%
790.95
11%
714
0%
Copy Game MB/s
1431.37
1929.44
35%
440.8
-69%
1476.6
3%
1624.51
13%
1431
0%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-21% / -20%
-26% / -28%
-34% / -36%
-7% / -6%
-21% / -21%
-5% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 5097 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 3741.7 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 401.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 625.65 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 2994.13 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 3319.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 58.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 141.1 MB/s

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card - Nvidia RTX A3000

GPU-Z Nvidia RTX A3000
GPU-Z Nvidia RTX A3000

The new Nvidia RTX A3000 is based on the GA104 chip and offers 256 CUDA cores more than the consumer version, the GeForce RTX 3060. In the P15 Gen 2, the GPU operates with a TGP of 110 watts, which makes it one of the fastest models (a maximum of 130 watts is possible). However, the biggest difference to the consumer GPUs are the special drivers along with the software certifications that ensure that the corresponding applications run smoothly.

In the normal DirectX benchmarks (e.g. 3DMark), everything depends on the GPU's performance. At times, the RTX A3000 is almost on par with the RTX 3070 and also ahead of the old high-end Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q GPU, but a fast RTX 3060 with 130 watts (like in the Legion 5), for example, is still a few percentage points ahead. On the other hand, the old RTX 3000 is clearly outperformed (+50%).

In the professional SPECviewperf benchmarks, the new RTX A3000 also does very well, and depending on the scenario, it can once again overtake the old Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q.

The GPU performance remains stable even under continuous load, but you have to deal with a deficit of about 25% on battery power, since the GPU's power consumption is limited to 50 watts here. Further comparisons with other graphics cards are available in our GPU Benchmarks article.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
29164 Points ∼100% +6%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
28908 Points ∼99% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
27523 Points ∼94%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
27523 Points ∼94% 0%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
27290 Points ∼94% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
27002 Points ∼93% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
26369 Points ∼90% -4%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
26242 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (4110 - 41904, n=35, last 2 years)
18096 Points ∼62% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
17569 Points ∼60% -36%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
17523 Points ∼60% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
11377 Points ∼39% -59%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
21806 Points ∼100% +7%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
21399 Points ∼98% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
20417 Points ∼94%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
20417 Points ∼94% 0%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
20164 Points ∼92% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
20079 Points ∼92% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
19759 Points ∼91% -3%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
19342 Points ∼89% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13802 Points ∼63% -32%
Average of class Workstation
  (3169 - 29610, n=36, last 2 years)
13624 Points ∼62% -33%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
13617 Points ∼62% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
8757 Points ∼40% -57%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH-82JU00C6GE-FL
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8844 Points ∼100% +17%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
7909 Points ∼89% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
7717 Points ∼87% +2%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
7645 Points ∼86% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
7536 Points ∼85%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
7536 Points ∼85% 0%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
7443 Points ∼84% -1%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
7349 Points ∼83% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5503 Points ∼62% -27%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 11580, n=36, last 2 years)
5118 Points ∼58% -32%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
5048 Points ∼57% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
3273 Points ∼37% -57%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
178.89 fps ∼100% +14%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
158.94 fps ∼89% +1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
157 fps ∼88% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
156.66 fps ∼88%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
150.44 fps ∼84% -4%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
142.63 fps ∼80% -9%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
126.69 fps ∼71% -19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
109.62 fps ∼61% -30%
Average of class Workstation
  (57.3 - 204, n=33, last 2 years)
109 fps ∼61% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
105.63 fps ∼59% -33%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
92.28 fps ∼52% -41%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
357.07 fps ∼100% +43%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
306.13 fps ∼86% +22%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
295.24 fps ∼83% +18%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
285.08 fps ∼80% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
250.17 fps ∼70%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
250 fps ∼70% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
195.8 fps ∼55% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.56 fps ∼45% -36%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.4 - 465, n=33, last 2 years)
160 fps ∼45% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
133.06 fps ∼37% -47%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
18.89 fps ∼5% -92%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
100.28 fps ∼100% +12%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
100.27 fps ∼100% +12%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
98.74 fps ∼98% +10%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
95.67 fps ∼95% +6%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
95.24 fps ∼95% +6%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
89.9 fps ∼90% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
89.86 fps ∼90%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
73.33 fps ∼73% -18%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
71.53 fps ∼71% -20%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.7 - 132, n=32, last 2 years)
63.3 fps ∼63% -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
45.71 fps ∼46% -49%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
102.54 fps ∼100% +15%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
102.53 fps ∼100% +15%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
97.67 fps ∼95% +9%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
90.77 fps ∼89% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
89.2 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
89.2 fps ∼87% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
69.54 fps ∼68% -22%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.8 - 133, n=33, last 2 years)
59.9 fps ∼58% -33%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
56.83 fps ∼55% -36%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
53.87 fps ∼53% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
41.62 fps ∼41% -53%
Maya (maya-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
286.1 fps ∼100% +35%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
231.32 fps ∼81% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
211.41 fps ∼74%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
211 fps ∼74% 0%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
210.39 fps ∼74% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
200.76 fps ∼70% -5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
200.49 fps ∼70% -5%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
160.77 fps ∼56% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
155.35 fps ∼54% -27%
Average of class Workstation
  (40.3 - 341, n=33, last 2 years)
142 fps ∼50% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
113.3 fps ∼40% -46%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
45.02 fps ∼100% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
41.21 fps ∼92%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
41.2 fps ∼92% 0%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
39.92 fps ∼89% -3%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
38.34 fps ∼85% -7%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
36.8 fps ∼82% -11%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
27.08 fps ∼60% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
25.76 fps ∼57% -37%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 74.3, n=33, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼54% -42%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
21.17 fps ∼47% -49%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
15.62 fps ∼35% -62%
Creo (creo-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
269.9 fps ∼100% +29%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
238.42 fps ∼88% +14%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
224.9 fps ∼83% +7%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
223.14 fps ∼83% +6%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
210 fps ∼78% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
209.62 fps ∼78%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
168.28 fps ∼62% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.6 fps ∼60% -23%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
156.79 fps ∼58% -25%
Average of class Workstation
  (35.3 - 320, n=33, last 2 years)
140 fps ∼52% -33%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
109.53 fps ∼41% -48%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
277.28 fps ∼100% +8%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
259.66 fps ∼94% +1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
257 fps ∼93% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
256.52 fps ∼93%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
242.87 fps ∼88% -5%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
225.34 fps ∼81% -12%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
194.77 fps ∼70% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
185.84 fps ∼67% -28%
Average of class Workstation
  (47.5 - 339, n=33, last 2 years)
154 fps ∼56% -40%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
130.52 fps ∼47% -49%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
127.94 fps ∼46% -50%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR0030GE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 (Laptop), Intel Core i9-9880H
184.29 fps ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
179.01 fps ∼97%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
179 fps ∼97% 0%
MSI WS66 10TMT-207US
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10980HK
178.3 fps ∼97% 0%
HP ZBook Studio 15 G8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-11950H
177.3 fps ∼96% -1%
HP ZBook Fury 15 G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
176.8 fps ∼96% -1%
Dell Precision 7550
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
176.18 fps ∼96% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
149.42 fps ∼81% -17%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
134.63 fps ∼73% -25%
Average of class Workstation
  (25.3 - 232, n=33, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼63% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
98.51 fps ∼53% -45%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
148 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
147.89 fps ∼100%
Average of class Workstation
  (23.2 - 199, n=20, last 2 years)
94.5 fps ∼64% -36%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
93.8 fps ∼63% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
78.79 fps ∼53% -47%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
250 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
249.81 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
184 fps ∼74% -26%
Average of class Workstation
  (17 - 309, n=20, last 2 years)
134 fps ∼54% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
132.67 fps ∼53% -47%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
42.7 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
42.66 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
33.9 fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (7.5 - 58.7, n=20, last 2 years)
26.4 fps ∼62% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
19.16 fps ∼45% -55%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
237 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
236.78 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
177 fps ∼75% -25%
Average of class Workstation
  (46.8 - 290, n=20, last 2 years)
150 fps ∼63% -37%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
134.31 fps ∼57% -43%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
125 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
124.53 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
101 fps ∼81% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 140, n=20, last 2 years)
71.7 fps ∼57% -42%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
67.51 fps ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
80.5 fps ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
80.49 fps ∼100%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
56.4 fps ∼70% -30%
Average of class Workstation
  (10.6 - 106, n=20, last 2 years)
45.4 fps ∼56% -44%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
33.57 fps ∼42% -58%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2-20YQ001JGE
NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
78.22 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA RTX A3000 Laptop GPU
 
78.2 fps ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Studio G7
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
65.5 fps ∼84% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 130, n=20, last 2 years)
56 fps ∼72% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen1-20ST000DGE
NVIDIA Quadro T1000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-10750H
45.26 fps ∼58% -42%
3DMark Vantage P Result
71308 points
3DMark 11 Performance
23888 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
18291 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
7779 points
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