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Lenovo ThinkPad P16 laptop review: RTX A2000 now with full power

Workstation Retest. A mobile workstation has to offer high performance in all aspects. We were correspondingly disappointed in the first test of the ThinkPad P16, whose RTX A2000 ran with a handbrake. The retest shows that this was probably a special feature of our first test device.

Earlier this year we reviewed the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 with RTX A2000. Back then, the graphics performance turned out disappointingly low, which led us to advise against this specific configuration. Our second test of Lenovo's workstation showed that the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 can basically be a very powerful laptop, as the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 with RTX A5500 shows a very strong GPU performance.

We were assured by Lenovo that the P16 should also show a better GPU performance with RTX A2000. The suspicion: Something was wrong with our first test device. Lenovo could not replicate the corresponding benchmark results, so we took another look at the ThinkPad P16 with RTX A2000. We focus on the GPU performance, all other information can be found in our detailed first review of this configuration.

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest (ThinkPad P16 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12850HX 16 x 1.5 - 4.8 GHz, 125 W PL2 / Short Burst, 95 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 1612 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 80 W TDP ( including 20 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 517.66, Optimus Advanced/MUX Switch
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-4800, 4x SO-DIMM (2x free), dual channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, NE160QDM-N63, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel WM690 (Alder Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH, 1024 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe PCIe 4.0, 2x slots, 895 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3306
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm Kombo-Audio, Card Reader: SD card, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 30.23 x 364 x 266 ( = 1.19 x 14.33 x 10.47 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Webcam: 1080p w/IR & ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W Stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet full size w/numpad, 1.5 mm travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 170 W Slim Tip Charger, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
2.955 kg ( = 104.23 oz / 6.51 pounds), Power Supply: 554 g ( = 19.54 oz / 1.22 pounds)
Price
3000 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.3 %
06/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.23 mm16.00"2560x1600
91 %
02/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
i9-12950HX, RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.23 mm16.00"3840x2400
88.2 %
02/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3 kg30.23 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.4 %
10/2022
Dell Precision 7670
i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2.7 kg24.7 mm16.00"3840x2400
89.6 %
01/2023
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
i9-12950HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2.8 kg27.2 mm16.00"2560x1600
87.8 %
04/2023
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
R7 PRO 6850H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
2.2 kg22.7 mm15.60"3840x2160

Size comparison

383 mm / 15.1 inch 272 mm / 10.7 inch 27.2 mm / 1.071 inch 2.8 kg6.1 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 30.23 mm / 1.19 inch 3 kg6.51 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 30.23 mm / 1.19 inch 3 kg6.68 lbs364 mm / 14.3 inch 266 mm / 10.5 inch 30.23 mm / 1.19 inch 3 kg6.51 lbs366.5 mm / 14.4 inch 250 mm / 9.84 inch 22.7 mm / 0.894 inch 2.2 kg4.89 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 258.34 mm / 10.2 inch 24.7 mm / 0.972 inch 2.7 kg6.01 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Performance: Nvidia RTX A2000 now runs significantly faster

The configuration tested here is identical to the first test device: Intel Core i7-12850HX, Nvidia RTX A2000, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB SSD. Information about the other available model variants of the Lenovo ThinkPad P16 can be found in our first review.

Test conditions

Nothing has changed in terms of CPU performance, so we will not go further into processor performance. The situation is different for the GPU, where Lenovo clarified the situation: The graphics chip is not limited to 60 watts, but can consume a maximum of 80 watts. The value of 60 watts only applies with simultaneous CPU and GPU load.

Graphics card

GPU-Z Nvidia RTX A2000
GPU-Z Nvidia RTX A2000

There are many different versions of the Nvidia RTX A2000. Older variants only have 4 GB of RAM, for example, we recently saw one in the ThinkPad P15v G3. The newer models of this GPU, like here in the P16, always come with 8 GB. Even with these newer GPUs, however, the maximum consumption of the GPU can vary greatly: anything is possible in the range of 35 to 95 watts.

In the ThinkPad P16, everything indicated that the graphics chip can consume a maximum of 60 watts and even less under a combined load. However, our test device today runs with a newer driver version, and things look different here: We measured a maximum of 80 watts under pure GPU load. Lenovo's spec sheet mentions 60 watts, but Lenovo confirmed the 80 watts when asked, and we also had the same value confirmed in another sample.

The difference to the first test results is clear: The ThinkPad P16 tested here is about 37% faster in the 3DMark tests than in the first test, and it is even 47% faster in SPECviewperf. There is still a clear gap to the version with RTX A5500, but the difference is significantly smaller. The RTX A2000 variant of the P16 now also scores much better in the gaming tests.

3DMark Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
100 pt
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
61.4 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
61.3 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
56 pt
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
51 pt
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
47.9 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
44.8 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
42.9 pt
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
38139 Points +96%
Average of class Workstation
  (7432 - 54334, n=24, last 2 years)
22247 Points +14%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
19823 Points +2%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
19673 Points +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
19440 Points
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (14831 - 19823, n=9)
17690 Points -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
15412 Points -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
14831 Points -24%
3DMark
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
104565 Points +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
93708 Points
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
83487 Points -11%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (36447 - 93708, n=7)
65554 Points -30%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
60336 Points -36%
Average of class Workstation
  (29996 - 104565, n=14, last 2 years)
56876 Points -39%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
55910 Points -40%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
36447 Points -61%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
28885 Points +96%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
15988 Points +8%
Average of class Workstation
  (4816 - 35868, n=25, last 2 years)
15419 Points +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
14755 Points
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
14295 Points -3%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (10415 - 15988, n=9)
13167 Points -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
11147 Points -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
10415 Points -29%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
10449 Points +87%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
6108 Points +9%
Average of class Workstation
  (1882 - 16218, n=25, last 2 years)
6041 Points +8%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
5831 Points +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
5584 Points
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (4228 - 6108, n=9)
5151 Points -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
4689 Points -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
4228 Points -24%
SPECviewperf Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
100 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
59.6 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
59.1 pt
Dell Precision 7670 -1!
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
57.8 pt
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
57.7 pt
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
51.1 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
46.6 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
40.6 pt
SPECviewperf 2020 v1
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
258.01 fps +82%
Average of class Workstation
  (46.3 - 340, n=24, last 2 years)
146.3 fps +3%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
142.27 fps 0%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
142 fps 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
142 fps
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (106.3 - 142.3, n=9)
124.3 fps -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
112 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
106.28 fps -25%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
410.78 fps +85%
Average of class Workstation
  (84 - 554, n=24, last 2 years)
238 fps +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
222 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
219.04 fps -1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
215 fps -3%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (136.9 - 222, n=9)
190.4 fps -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
183 fps -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
136.88 fps -38%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
68.3 fps +89%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.5 - 92, n=24, last 2 years)
41.4 fps +15%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
38.36 fps +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
36.1 fps
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
35.9 fps -1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (27 - 38.4, n=9)
33.4 fps -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
30.3 fps -16%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
26.96 fps -25%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
403.83 fps +52%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
266 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
241.79 fps -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (86.9 - 460, n=24, last 2 years)
231 fps -13%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
221 fps -17%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (172.4 - 266, n=9)
208 fps -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
192 fps -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
174.79 fps -34%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
69.15 fps +99%
Average of class Workstation
  (6.72 - 109.7, n=24, last 2 years)
39.8 fps +15%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
36.9 fps +6%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
35.95 fps +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
34.7 fps
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (26.1 - 36.9, n=9)
32.4 fps -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
27.6 fps -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
26.06 fps -25%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
165.08 fps +41%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
117 fps
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
113 fps -3%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
111.74 fps -4%
Average of class Workstation
  (44.5 - 169.5, n=24, last 2 years)
100.1 fps -14%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (65.5 - 117, n=9)
97.6 fps -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
89 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
65.51 fps -44%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
109.77 fps +69%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
67.9 fps +5%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
65.05 fps 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
64.8 fps
Average of class Workstation
  (21 - 130, n=24, last 2 years)
64.6 fps 0%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (46 - 67.9, n=9)
58 fps -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
51.5 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
46.02 fps -29%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
144.56 fps +105%
Average of class Workstation
  (28.3 - 174.7, n=24, last 2 years)
76.9 fps +9%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
72.9 fps +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
70.5 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
69.89 fps -1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (54.4 - 72.9, n=9)
63.3 fps -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
58.54 fps -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
54.4 fps -23%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
206.94 fps +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
177 fps
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
153 fps -14%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
152.94 fps -14%
Average of class Workstation
  (95 - 227, n=24, last 2 years)
150.5 fps -15%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (121.3 - 177, n=9)
144.6 fps -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
139 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
135.52 fps -23%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
413.09 fps +85%
Average of class Workstation
  (95.8 - 551, n=24, last 2 years)
241 fps +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
223 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
218.66 fps -2%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
214 fps -4%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (135.2 - 223, n=9)
191 fps -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
184 fps -17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
135.15 fps -39%
Showcase (showcase-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
142.9 fps +87%
Average of class Workstation
  (24.8 - 190.3, n=24, last 2 years)
79.7 fps +4%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
79.2 fps +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
76.3 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
75.83 fps -1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (58.8 - 79.2, n=9)
68 fps -11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
59 fps -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
58.79 fps -23%
Medical (medical-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
140.01 fps +79%
Average of class Workstation
  (34.5 - 176.2, n=24, last 2 years)
85.8 fps +10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
78.3 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
77.52 fps -1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
76.8 fps -2%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (54.7 - 78.3, n=9)
70.4 fps -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
66.2 fps -15%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
54.66 fps -30%
Maya (maya-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
362.87 fps +64%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
221 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
206.15 fps -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (77.5 - 425, n=24, last 2 years)
203 fps -8%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
195 fps -12%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (117.2 - 221, n=9)
174.5 fps -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
164 fps -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
117.19 fps -47%
Energy (energy-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
69.02 fps +100%
Average of class Workstation
  (7.71 - 109.7, n=24, last 2 years)
39.8 fps +15%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
36.8 fps +7%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
36.03 fps +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
34.5 fps
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (23.9 - 36.8, n=9)
32.1 fps -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
27.5 fps -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
23.85 fps -31%
Creo (creo-02)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
330.97 fps +60%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
207 fps
Average of class Workstation
  (76.8 - 398, n=23, last 2 years)
193.3 fps -7%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
189 fps -9%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (117.1 - 207, n=8)
165.1 fps -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
158 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
117.06 fps -43%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
369.46 fps +47%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
251 fps
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
233 fps -7%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
230.27 fps -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (99.5 - 409, n=24, last 2 years)
225 fps -10%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (159.1 - 251, n=9)
205 fps -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
186 fps -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
159.05 fps -37%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
241.24 fps +52%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
165 fps +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
159 fps
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
158.96 fps 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (61.6 - 278, n=23, last 2 years)
148.1 fps -7%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (120.5 - 165, n=9)
139.4 fps -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
122 fps -23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
120.47 fps -24%
3DMark 11 Performance
19498 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
49001 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13587 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
6113 points
Help
Blender
v3.3 Classroom HIP/AMD
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
474 Seconds *
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
474 Seconds *
Average of class Workstation
  (330 - 474, n=3, last 2 years)
379 Seconds *
v3.3 Classroom OPTIX/RTX
Average of class Workstation
  (15 - 269, n=19, last 2 years)
73.1 Seconds * -62%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
54 Seconds * -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
54 Seconds * -20%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (42 - 54, n=7)
49.4 Seconds * -10%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
45 Seconds * -0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
45 Seconds *
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
42 Seconds * +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
21 Seconds * +53%
v3.3 Classroom CUDA
Average of class Workstation
  (21 - 285, n=19, last 2 years)
99.1 Seconds * -27%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
98 Seconds * -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
90 Seconds * -15%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (78 - 98, n=7)
87 Seconds * -12%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
79 Seconds * -1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
79 Seconds * -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
78 Seconds *
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
35 Seconds * +55%
v3.3 Classroom CPU
Average of class Workstation
  (254 - 1326, n=21, last 2 years)
459 Seconds * -45%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
414 Seconds * -31%
Dell Precision 7670
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
359 Seconds * -13%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (312 - 414, n=7)
351 Seconds * -11%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
326 Seconds * -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
317 Seconds *
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-12850HX
312 Seconds * +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i9-12950HX
273 Seconds * +14%

* ... smaller is better

Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
99.3 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
70.8 pt
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
70.3 pt
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
63.2 pt
Average of class Workstation
 
61.4 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB -1!
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
57.2 pt
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
48.1 pt
The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
110.4 (103min) fps +87%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
65.2 (63min, 64P1) fps +11%
Average of class Workstation
  (19.6 - 156.5, n=25, last 2 years)
59.7 fps +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
59 (49min) fps
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
57.4 (55min) fps -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
43.9 (36min) fps -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
43.6 (33min) fps -26%
GTA V - 1920x1080 Highest Settings possible AA:4xMSAA + FX AF:16x
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
124.4 (5.12min, 90.9P1) fps +53%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
84 (7.33min, 55.6P1) fps +3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
81.2 (6.5min, 55.6P1) fps
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
79.1 (5.42min, 52.6P1) fps -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.3 - 124.4, n=22, last 2 years)
69.8 fps -14%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
61.1 (29.9min, 43.5P1) fps -25%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark - 1920x1080 High Quality
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
113.1 fps +88%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
64 fps +6%
Average of class Workstation
  (21.2 - 149.1, n=25, last 2 years)
61.2 fps +1%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
60.6 fps 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
60.3 fps
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
46 fps -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
38.3 fps -36%
Strange Brigade - 1920x1080 ultra AA:ultra AF:16
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
197.7 (95.3min, 144.1P1) fps +90%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
108.8 (68.6min, 83.3P1) fps +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
103.9 (44.2min, 80.5P1) fps
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
103.5 (61.1min, 79.3P1) fps 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (33.2 - 283, n=23, last 2 years)
102.8 fps -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
77.9 (57.2min, 60.9P1) fps -25%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
77.8 (29.5min, 57.1P1) fps -25%
Dota 2 Reborn - 1920x1080 ultra (3/3) best looking
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
158 (136.7min) fps
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
156.3 (136.6min) fps -1%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
142.5 (119.6min) fps -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
139.5 (121min) fps -12%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
128.8 (100.1min) fps -18%
Average of class Workstation
  (57.8 - 166.7, n=25, last 2 years)
123.2 fps -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
100.4 (89.5min) fps -36%
X-Plane 11.11 - 1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
112.5 fps
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
108.8 fps -3%
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
105.1 fps -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
95.6 fps -15%
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
85.5 fps -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (27.7 - 122.4, n=25, last 2 years)
83.6 fps -26%
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
63.2 fps -44%

Witcher 3 FPS Chart

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Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU: Ø54.5 (52-59)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU: Ø41.2 (38-57)
low med. high ultraQHD
GTA V (2015) 186.8 185.3 164.5 81.2 58.4
The Witcher 3 (2015) 320 204 108.6 59
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 192.4 174.7 168.4 158
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 158.2 84.7 60.3 44.2
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 163.3 142.3 112.5
Strange Brigade (2018) 353 154.3 120.4 103.9 75.9
F1 22 (2022) 195 178.2 125.4 36.2 22.6

Emissions & energy: Lenovo ThinkPad P16's fan is now much more active

Noise emissions

During our first review of the ThinkPad P16 with RTX A2000, it was noticeable that the fans hardly ran during the Witcher 3 test. This is now significantly different. The active cooling now runs just as loudly in the Witcher 3 test as in the stress test. Also noticeable: The fan also runs much more frequently in idle mode on this device.

Noise Level

Idle
24.7 / 26.2 / 31.2 dB(A)
Load
48.3 / 52.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2026.522.624.233.9302527.422.325.125.829.23131.32628.829.1284026.624.723.123.728.65033.933.432.32832633023.520.623.331.58027.120.417.51830.310027.520.914.815.529.912528.118.413.613.131.916030.120.315153420036.221.41816.734.925033.822.518.417.435.631533.623.518.616.937.240034.821.51816.438.950034.520.413.112.338.163034.22015.214.537.280034.420.818.116.538100033.618.514.51338125035.219.513.812.339.1160037.320.213.111.441.5200039.421.71311.743.8250040.222.913.711.544.4315039.117.814.312.543.7400036.614.613.111.740.6500033.813.112.71140.9630028.912.612.510.736800026.112.312.110.633.21000023.11211.910.230.91250017.611.811.710.1251600015.311.1119.519.2SPL48.331.226.324.752.8N6.11.40.80.68.5median 33.8median 20median 13.7median 12.3median 37.2Delta4.23.51.32.34.1hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseLenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, Micron 3400 1TB MTFDKBA1T0TFH
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
RTX A5500 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, WDC PC SN810 2TB
Dell Precision 7670
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-12850HX, SK Hynix HFS001TEJ9X115N
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i9-12950HX, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, R7 PRO 6850H, SK Hynix PC711 1TB HFS001TDE9X081N
Noise
11%
13%
9%
-12%
19%
off / environment *
24.7
23.2
6%
23.1
6%
22.7
8%
26
-5%
23.2
6%
Idle Minimum *
24.7
23.2
6%
23.1
6%
22.9
7%
32.4
-31%
23.2
6%
Idle Average *
26.2
23.2
11%
23.1
12%
22.9
13%
32.4
-24%
23.2
11%
Idle Maximum *
31.2
23.2
26%
23.1
26%
24.5
21%
32.4
-4%
23.2
26%
Load Average *
48.3
47.8
1%
28.9
40%
48.7
-1%
51.9
-7%
35
28%
Witcher 3 ultra *
52.7
34.1
35%
51.6
2%
45.2
14%
37.9
28%
Load Maximum *
52.7
56.3
-7%
51.4
2%
52.1
1%
52.1
1%
37.5
29%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)
Stress test (Prime95 + FurMark)

The new test unit of the ThinkPad P16 runs slightly warmer than the first model, both under load and at idle. The higher temperatures under load in particular are not surprising. After all, the GPU performance turns out higher.

We could not determine any throttling in the stress test.

Max. Load
 35.8 °C
96 F
41.3 °C
106 F
39.9 °C
104 F
 
 28.6 °C
83 F
44 °C
111 F
31.3 °C
88 F
 
 30.5 °C
87 F
29.8 °C
86 F
25.8 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 44 °C = 111 F
Average: 34.1 °C = 93 F
37.7 °C
100 F
46.8 °C
116 F
36.5 °C
98 F
36.9 °C
98 F
43.8 °C
111 F
31.6 °C
89 F
26 °C
79 F
26.8 °C
80 F
26.2 °C
79 F
Maximum: 46.8 °C = 116 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.8 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 23.8 °C = 75 F | Fluke 62 Max+
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 32 °C / 90 F for the devices in the class Workstation.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 38.1 °C / 101 F, ranging from 22.2 to 69.8 °C for the class Workstation.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 46.8 °C / 116 F, compared to the average of 41.4 °C / 107 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32 °C / 90 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the device average of 32 °C / 90 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31.2 °C / 88.2 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (-3.3 °C / -6 F).
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 RTX A5500
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
Dell Precision 7670
Intel Core i7-12850HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Asus ExpertBook B6 Flip B6602FC2
Intel Core i9-12950HX, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P15v G3 21EM001AGE
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
Heat
13%
-5%
-3%
0%
7%
Maximum Upper Side *
44
43.1
2%
44.8
-2%
51
-16%
48.4
-10%
48.7
-11%
Maximum Bottom *
46.8
39.9
15%
49.8
-6%
45.8
2%
52.3
-12%
50.5
-8%
Idle Upper Side *
31.8
26
18%
30.6
4%
31.8
-0%
27.8
13%
25
21%
Idle Bottom *
33.5
27.6
18%
38.6
-15%
32.6
3%
30.3
10%
25.4
24%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption

To confirm our benchmark results, we again took some energy measurements. These are exactly as indicated by the benchmark results: The ThinkPad P16 with the RTX A2000 and the newer driver version shows a much higher consumption under load because the GPU is allowed to consume more. The difference can be seen especially in the Witcher 3 test.

Power consumption Witcher 3 / Stress test

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Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø137.1 (129.7-156.1)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; Witcher 3 ultra: Ø87.7 (79.7-134.5)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø167.2 (165.7-169)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1280x720 Prime95 28.10 and Furmark 1.25: Ø161 (118.7-169)

Power consumption external monitor

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Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø136.7 (133.6-146.7)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor): Ø76.6 (57.9-154.1)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø131 (128.3-136.6)
Lenovo ThinkPad P16 G1 21D6001DMB i7-12850HX, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU; 1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor): Ø83.8 (71.8-148.3)

Pros

+ stable design with robust metal lid
+ bright, matt WQXGA display
+ many ports & WWAN-ready
+ very good input devices
+ high expandability
+ strong performance
+ low heat development

Cons

- comparatively thick & heavy
- no RJ45 Ethernet anymore
- slow SD card reader
- no display with higher refresh rate
- reduced key drop compared to P15/P17

Verdict: Lenovo ThinkPad P16 now runs much faster with RTX A2000

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad P16, provided by Lenovo.
In review: Lenovo ThinkPad P16, provided by Lenovo.

The Lenovo ThinkPad P16 is a very good mobile workstation - that was the conclusion in our first review of the version with the Nvidia RTX A2000 even though we had to admit that the GPU performance was too low. With newer driver versions and a newly installed operating system, we can say that the GPU handbrake has been solved. Although the Nvidia RTX A2000 is still significantly slower than the RTX A5500, which we also tested in the ThinkPad P16 - the expected result is now achieved.

Now the GPU performance is at full speed: The ThinkPad P16 with RTX A2000 is worth a recommendation after all.

The strongest rivals to the ThinkPad P16 that we have already tested are the Dell Precision 7670 and the Asus ExpertBook B6. The other two reviews of the Lenovo ThinkPad P16, which go into more detail about the hardware, can be found at the following links:

Price and availability

The ThinkPad P16 is available on Lenovo's official online shop, with prices starting at $1,639. Otherwise, users can order some variants of the mobile workstation via other resellers such as Amazon US.

Lenovo ThinkPad P16 21D6001DMB A2000 Retest - 06/03/2023 v7
Benjamin Herzig

Chassis
88 / 98 → 90%
Keyboard
90%
Pointing Device
92 / 10-66 → 100%
Connectivity
71 / 95 → 75%
Weight
57%
Battery
87%
Display
92 / 95 → 96%
Games Performance
91 / 90 → 100%
Application Performance
96%
Temperature
88%
Noise
75%
Audio
74%
Camera
30%
Average
80%
89%
Workstation - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2023-06-13 (Update: 2023-06-13)