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Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 Laptop Review: Massive workstation with internal upgrades

Colossus. Lenovo's P-series ThinkPads fall in line with the traditional ThinkPads. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, the display borders around the 16:9 display could have been slightly narrower. However, the Lenovo workstation shines where it matters, offering excellent performance and expandability.
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The 17-inch form factor is far from being the most popular choice, particularly when it comes to business laptops for enterprise customers. Systems in the latter category have to be small and lightweight to allow for greater portability. Although the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is portable as well, this mobile workstation's large weight and dimensions make it more suitable for stationary use. It is the only 17-inch ThinkPad on offer and its primary use case is providing enough performance for CAD and other compute-intensive tasks.

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Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 80 W PL2 / Short Burst, 70 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU - 4096 MB, Core: 1687 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 60 W TDP, GA107, 471.41, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 127 PPI, LP173WF4-SPF7, IPS LED, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM590 (Tiger Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, NVMe PCIe 3.0, 431 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 audio jack, Card Reader: SD-Card, 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): 28.38 x 415.44 x 280.81 ( = 1.12 x 16.36 x 11.06 in)
Battery
94 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p w/IR & ThinkShutter
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: 6 row Chiclet w/Numpad, 1.8mm key-travel, Keyboard Light: yes, 170W slim-tip charger, Lenovo Commercial Vantage, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
3.565 kg ( = 125.75 oz / 7.86 pounds), Power Supply: 575 g ( = 20.28 oz / 1.27 pounds)
Price
2500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Potential competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.8 %
10/2021
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
i7-11800H, RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
3.6 kg28.38 mm17.30"1920x1080
86.6 %
12/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
i7-9850H, Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
3.5 kg31 mm17.30"1920x1080
89.8 %
04/2021
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
i9-10885H, Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q
2.9 kg26.9 mm17.30"3840x2160
87 %
09/2020
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
W-10885M, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
2.5 kg19.5 mm17.00"3840x2400
86.4 %
05/2020
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
i7-9750H, Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
2.5 kg18.4 mm17.00"1920x1200

ThinkPad Chassis: Plastic exterior, magnesium base frame

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2

While Lenovo already updated its biggest workstation last year, last year's changes only focused on the hardware. In fact, barely anything has changed in terms of the design since the ThinkPad P70 from 2015. Although compared to the Lenovo ThinkPad P73, a few minor details have changed, there have not been any major revisions.

This time around, the massive magnesium/aluminum base cover of previous generations has been replaced by a fiber-reinforced plastic shell. The internal, traditional ThinkPad structure frame consists of magnesium. As a result, the rigidity of the base unit is quite high. The plastic is coated in a velvety texture that makes it a smudge and fingerprint magnet. The display cover is surprisingly rigid with very little flexing when trying to twist it from the corners and barely any yielding under pressure. Unfortunately, the same does not hold true for the palm rest, which yields very easily near the smartcard reader and does not transition smoothly to the base at the front edge of the chassis.

The two silver metal hinges within the base unit are firm enough to hold the display in place, while still allowing users to open the laptop with one hand. The maximum angle of the display is greater than 180 degrees.

While we would describe the build with the fairly positive word "traditional", the size of the display bezels and the chassis itself are simply outdated. Apart from last year's ThinkPad P73, no other 17-inch workstation in our comparison exceeds the colossal dimensions, which include the thickness and weight, of the ThinkPad P17 Gen 2. Thus, using this Lenovo laptop when traveling will likely be the exception.

Size comparison

416 mm / 16.4 inch 281 mm / 11.1 inch 31 mm / 1.22 inch 3.5 kg7.62 lbs415.44 mm / 16.4 inch 280.81 mm / 11.1 inch 28.38 mm / 1.117 inch 3.6 kg7.86 lbs398.4 mm / 15.7 inch 267.1 mm / 10.5 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.9 kg6.44 lbs382 mm / 15 inch 286 mm / 11.3 inch 18.4 mm / 0.724 inch 2.5 kg5.47 lbs374.45 mm / 14.7 inch 248.05 mm / 9.77 inch 19.5 mm / 0.768 inch 2.5 kg5.55 lbs
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Connectivity: Lenovo laptop with many ports

The spacious case has allowed Lenovo to include numerous ports. That being said, the port selection is slightly worse compared to the ThinkPad P73, since the ThinkPad P17 G2 offers one USB-A port less. It should be noted that this is the first P-series laptop with support for Thunderbolt 4.

As with all P-series ThinkPad workstations, the ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 is charged via the proprietary slim tip port. Although USB-C power delivery is supposedly supported as well, it did not recognize a 65W USB-C charger. As with the smaller ThinkPad P1 G4, a 90W USB-C charger should work, however.

Rear: Ethernet, slim-tip charging port, 2x Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
Rear: Ethernet, slim-tip charging port, 2x Thunderbolt 4, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2
Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack
Left: HDMI 2.1, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, SIM slot, 3.5mm audio jack
Right: Smartcard, SD card reader, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, Kensington Lock
Right: Smartcard, SD card reader, USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, Kensington Lock

SD card reader

A benchmark with our 128GB AV Pro microSD V60 reference card shows the fast speeds of the integrated card reader. The performance is on par with other workstation laptops. When fully inserted, the SD card sits flush against the edge.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
188 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
187 MB/s ∼99% -1%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
184 MB/s ∼98% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
  (AV Pro 60)
161.1 MB/s ∼86% -14%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
154 MB/s ∼82% -18%
Average of class Workstation
  (60.6 - 220, n=26, last 2 years)
134 MB/s ∼71% -29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
244.1 MB/s ∼100% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
206.3 MB/s ∼85% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
205 MB/s ∼84%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
189.8 MB/s ∼78% -7%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
  (AV Pro 60)
172.7 MB/s ∼71% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (83.7 - 244, n=25, last 2 years)
152 MB/s ∼62% -26%

Communication

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Unoccupied WWAN slot below the keyboard
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Unoccupied WWAN slot below the keyboard

In addition to the previously mentioned RJ45 Ethernet connection, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 of course also comes with Wi-Fi support. With the brand-new Wi-Fi 6E module AX210, the manufacturer relies on Intel here as well. Slightly disappointing: While the transfer speeds are decent when receiving data, the transmissions speeds fall short of our expectations.

Our test device includes the necessary internals for the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2's optional WWAN/LTE module.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1427 (1103min - 1464max) MBit/s ∼100% +86%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1346 (644min - 1421max) MBit/s ∼94% +75%
Average of class Workstation
  (646 - 1595, n=33, last 2 years)
1192 MBit/s ∼84% +55%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (675 - 1602, n=23)
1151 MBit/s ∼81% +50%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
941 (763min - 1176max) MBit/s ∼66% +23%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
767 (421min - 954max) MBit/s ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
670 MBit/s ∼47% -13%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1525 (878min - 1777max) MBit/s ∼100% +10%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1400 (636min - 1472max) MBit/s ∼92% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1391 (1094min - 1575max) MBit/s ∼91%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (914 - 1716, n=23)
1300 MBit/s ∼85% -7%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1286 (1229min - 1366max) MBit/s ∼84% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (579 - 1553, n=33, last 2 years)
1285 MBit/s ∼84% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
547 MBit/s ∼36% -61%
4215015816617418219019811061114112211301138114611541Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1390 (1094-1575)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø753 (421-954)

Webcam

Lenovo has finally started to include 1080p webcams in specific ThinkPad models. Unfortunately, the ThinkPad P17 G2 did not make the cut. As a result, the integrated 720p does not offer much in terms of quality and is only sufficient for video calls.

ColorChecker
21.5 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
15.3 ∆E
14.7 ∆E
13 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
22 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
20.1 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
26.4 ∆E
19.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G: 17.64 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 29.35 ∆E

Security

Regardless of which security feature you need, there is a high likelihood that the Lenovo P17 G2 supports it. Authentication is secured with a smartcard reader, a fingerprint sensor and an infrared camera. Meanwhile, there is a "ThinkShutter" webcam shutter for better privacy and a Kensington Lock to protect against theft. In the event that the ThinkPad is lost, it can be located with the help of the BIOS' Computrace feature.

Maintenance

Extensively upgradeable, but sometimes difficult - this is how you can describe the maintainability of older P series ThinkPads. For example, in order to clean the fans of the ThinkPad P73, the entire case including the magnesium frame had to be disassembled. With the new ThinkPad P17, this is no longer the case. Removing the bottom plate is all that is required to access the battery and the cooling solution. On the bottom , there are fourteen Phillips screws with two of them hidden below the small maintenance hatch. After removing the screws, the plate is only secured by plastic clips.

There are two SODIMM and two unoccupied M.2 slots below the small service hatch. The main SSD, the other two SODIMM slots, and the M.2-2242 WWAN slot are located below the keyboard, which can also be removed fairly easily: It is secured by only two screws on the bottom. As with all ThinkPad laptops, Lenovo provides a hardware maintenance manual.

ThinkPad P17 G2: Bottom plate removed
ThinkPad P17 G2: Bottom plate removed
ThinkPad P17 G2: GFRP bottom plate
ThinkPad P17 G2: GFRP bottom plate
ThinkPad P17 G2: Keyboard removed
ThinkPad P17 G2: Keyboard removed
ThinkPad P17 G2: Unoccupied SSD slots below the maintenance hatch
ThinkPad P17 G2: Unoccupied SSD slots below the maintenance hatch

Input Devices: ThinkPad P17 G2 now with a clickpad

Keyboard

There have been no changes in regards to the keyboard, which has for the most part remained unchanged since the ThinkPad P72. The smooth keys come with backlighting with two brightness levels and 1.8mm travel, which is significantly more than other modern laptops. Whether long or short travel is better is a matter of habit and personal preference. In any case, the installed keyboard is excellent and worthy of the ThinkPad name with an ideal feedback that is neither too soft nor too hard. The Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 is well-suited to even prolonged typing. Unlike with the ThinkPad P15 G2, the keyboard area does not yield.

As with most larger workstations, there is a numpad on the right side of the keyboard area that leads to the main keys being slightly offset to the left. The keyboard does not quite stretch itself across the entire width of the base unit. Additionally, there are dedicated keys for all important functions including navigation, which allows for an efficient workflow.

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Keyboard area
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Keyboard area

Touchpad & TrackPoint

With the ThinkPad P17, Lenovo has introduced its clickpad without dedicated keys to another lineup. However, Lenovo has seized the opportunity to switch to a glass touchpad. The plastic surface offers smooth gliding properties with dull, high-quality clicks. At 10 x 7 cm (~3.94 x 2.76 in), the touchpad is decently-sized. The software implementation of the Synaptics touchpad warrants no criticism.

Aside from the touchpad, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 offers its signature ThinkPad TrackPoint with its three dedicated buttons. The TrackPoint is superior to the clickpad particularly when it comes to drag & drop and it allows users to move the mouse cursor while typing. Overall it is a great mouse alternative, although it may take some practice for beginners.

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Touchpad
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: Touchpad
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: TrackPoint
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2: TrackPoint

Display: ThinkPad with a disappointing Full HD LCD

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 subpixel array
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 subpixel array
Barely any backlight bleeding (exaggerated in this image)
Barely any backlight bleeding (exaggerated in this image)

While the 16:9 form factor is not quite outdated, it is now almost obsolete: More and more laptops are adopting 16:10 or 3:2 aspect ratios, although this trend does not seem to have had much of an effect on the workstation sector yet. Lenovo offers two 17.3-inch 16:9 display options for the ThinkPad P17 Gen 2. Both variants are matte IPS screens. Touchscreens are not available on this model, since they - along with OLED - are exclusive to the smaller Lenovo ThinkPad P15 G2.

  • Full HD (1920 x 1080), 300 nits, 100% sRGB
  • 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), 500 nits, 100% AdobeRGB

The display effortlessly surpasses the advertised 300-nit brightness level with its average measured brightness of 334 nits. Although it is brighter than last year's model, the base display option of the ThinkPad P17 G2 cannot quite compete with the 4K UHD LCDs from competing HP and Dell systems.

Overall, the native Full HD resolution is almost too low for a 17-inch laptop, particularly in the workstation space. The image looks somewhat rough and the large LCD screen feels wasted. We hope Lenovo can make a switch to a 2K or QHD display for future models.

340
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
340
cd/m²
329
cd/m²
361
cd/m²
335
cd/m²
314
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
315
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LP173WF4-SPF7
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 361 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 334 cd/m² Minimum: 3.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 357 cd/m²
Contrast: 1031:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.4 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.5, calibrated: 3.2
ΔE Greyscale 6.5 | 0.64-98 Ø5.7
63.9% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
87.3% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
67.9% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.23
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
LP173WF4-SPF7, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.30
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
N173HCE-E31, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 17.30
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
AUOCD8C, , 3840x2160, 17.30
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Sharp LQ170R1, IPS, 3840x2400, 17.00
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
170PUW1-A00, IPS, 1920x1200, 17.00
Display
4%
32%
30%
30%
Display P3 Coverage
67.9
67.53
-1%
99.28
46%
83.63
23%
96.24
42%
sRGB Coverage
87.3
94.15
8%
99.94
14%
99.71
14%
99.84
14%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
63.9
67.79
6%
86.87
36%
97.71
53%
84.69
33%
Response Times
-14%
-61%
-29%
-19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39.2 ?(21.2, 18)
40 ?(20.4, 19.6)
-2%
56 ?(26, 30)
-43%
41.2 ?(18.4, 22.8)
-5%
41.2 ?(22, 19.2)
-5%
Response Time Black / White *
22.4 ?(11.6, 10.8)
28 ?(17.2, 10.8)
-25%
40 ?(22, 18)
-79%
34 ?(20, 14)
-52%
29.6 ?(16.4, 13.2)
-32%
PWM Frequency
25000 ?(50)
Screen
6%
48%
16%
31%
Brightness middle
361
333
-8%
573
59%
483.8
34%
323
-11%
Brightness
334
310
-7%
586
75%
457
37%
308
-8%
Brightness Distribution
87
83
-5%
91
5%
90
3%
88
1%
Black Level *
0.35
0.39
-11%
0.38
-9%
0.37
-6%
0.36
-3%
Contrast
1031
854
-17%
1508
46%
1308
27%
897
-13%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
5.4
4.4
19%
1.9
65%
4.27
21%
1.1
80%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9.9
7.5
24%
4.2
58%
8.78
11%
3.3
67%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
3.2
2
37%
0.7
78%
4.01
-25%
0.8
75%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
6.5
5.1
22%
2.9
55%
3.5
46%
0.8
88%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.39 92%
2.1 105%
2.43 91%
2.23 99%
CCT
7351 88%
7061 92%
6217 105%
1741 373%
6479 100%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
61.1
77.6
86.7
75.7
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94
100
99.9
99.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-1% / 3%
6% / 29%
6% / 13%
14% / 23%

* ... smaller is better

Colors
Colors
Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation
Saturation
Colors (calibrated)
Colors (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Grayscale (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)
Saturation (calibrated)

According to the CalMAN results from our X-Rite i1Pro 2 colorimeter, the LCD's color temperature is slightly too cool ex-factory. A calibration with X-Rite's iProfiler greatly improved the grayscale, while the colors remained inaccurate. Even with a contrast ratio of 1031:1, the poor color accuracy of the display cannot be denied. The Full HD display of the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 does not achieve the advertised 100% sRGB coverage. Although 87% is not a terrible result, it is definitely below the average. For professional photo editing, the UHD LCD should be a much better choice.

DCI P3: 67.9%
DCI P3: 67.9%
AdobeRGB: 63.9%
AdobeRGB: 63.9%
sRGB: 87.3%
sRGB: 87.3%
Outdoor (sunny weather, under shade)
Outdoor (sunny weather, under shade)

Outdoor use is made possible primarily by the matte layer of the screen. 300 nits of brightness will at least suffice for use in the shade.

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
22.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 10.8 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. » 35 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (23.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21.2 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (37.5 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

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

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 20917 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Thanks to the underlying IPS technology, the ThinkPad display offers great viewing angles.

Performance: Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 with great scores

With the ThinkPad P17, the P series has become more configurable than ever before, since the GPU occupies a separate daughterboard. This allows for arbitrary processor and graphics combinations. The available processors are as follows: Core i5-11500H, i7-11800H, i7-11850H, i9-11950H, Xeon W-11855M, as well as the Xeon W-11955M. Lenovo pairs these CPUs with either the Nvidia T1200 (60 W), Nvidia RTX A2000 (60 W), RTX A3000 (115 W), RTX A4000 (115 W) or RTX A5000 (115 W).

The four SODIMM slots support up to 128 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM in total with ECC capabilities when configured with a Xeon option. Furthermore, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 accepts up to three M.2-2280 SSDs.

HWiNFO
HWiNFO
GPU-Z Intel
GPU-Z Intel
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z memory
CPU-Z memory
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z mainboard
CPU-Z SPD
CPU-Z SPD

Processor

The Intel Core i7-11800H is an H-series processor from Intel's 11th generation Tiger Lake, meaning 10-nanometer CPUs have finally been introduced to the ThinkPad P series. The H-series octa-core CPU has a 45W TDP and clock speeds of up to 4.6 GHz. The base clock sits at 2.3 GHz. A comparison with other processors can be found on our CPU comparison page.

The maximum power limit of the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 has been set to 80 watts ex-factory. Under a prolonged load, the consumption drops to 70 watts, which is still significantly higher than the specified TDP. The high power budget allows our ThinkPad laptop to easily outperform every competitor with an older Intel CPU in our comparison in terms of multi-thread performance. Meanwhile, it performs about the same as the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH, which is equipped with the AMD Cezanne-H CPU Ryzen R7 5800H that requires far less power to achieve the same performance level.

In battery mode, the CPU performance drops by about 12%.

Cinebench R15 Multi Endurance test

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Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø2018 (1959.15-2144.43)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE Intel Core i7-9850H: Ø1159 (1130-1229)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA Intel Core i9-10885H: Ø1456 (1429.34-1516.82)
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F Intel Xeon W-10885M: Ø1646 (1622.65-1794.37)
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Intel Core i7-9750H; Auto: Ø1108 (1067.38-1264.38)
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T Intel Core i7-9750H; Turbo: Ø1162 (1128.51-1249.06)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH AMD Ryzen 7 5800H: Ø1945 (1923.82-1971.51)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R23: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
582 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (520 - 586, n=35)
575 Points ∼99% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
542 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (440 - 622, n=35, last 2 years)
521 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
492 Points ∼85% -15%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
489 Points ∼84% -16%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
460 Points ∼79% -21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
454 Points ∼78% -22%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
5180 Points ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
4575 Points ∼88% -12%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (2498 - 5408, n=38)
4499 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
4065 Points ∼78% -22%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
3639 Points ∼70% -30%
Average of class Workstation
  (1602 - 5180, n=35, last 2 years)
3241 Points ∼63% -37%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
2809 Points ∼54% -46%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
2428 Points ∼47% -53%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
1508 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1386 - 1522, n=34)
1495 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (1162 - 1613, n=20, last 2 years)
1408 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1386 Points ∼92% -8%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
1284 Points ∼85% -15%
Cinebench R23 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
12876 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (6508 - 14088, n=36)
11728 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
11727 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (4239 - 13387, n=20, last 2 years)
9203 Points ∼71% -29%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
8802 (8415.48min - 8801.64max) Points ∼68% -32%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
231 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (201 - 231, n=34)
225 Points ∼97% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
224 Points ∼97% -3%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
211 Points ∼91% -9%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
211 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (180 - 244, n=37, last 2 years)
210 Points ∼91% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
192 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
192 Points ∼83% -17%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
2144 (1959.15min - 2144.43max) Points ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1972 (1923.82min - 1971.51max) Points ∼92% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1342 - 2173, n=37)
1921 Points ∼90% -10%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1666 (1622.65min - 1794.37max) Points ∼78% -22%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
1517 (1429.34min - 1516.82max) Points ∼71% -29%
Average of class Workstation
  (675 - 2192, n=38, last 2 years)
1389 Points ∼65% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1272 (1143min - 1229max) Points ∼59% -41%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
1264 Points ∼59% -41%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
1249 Points ∼58% -42%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
411 Seconds * ∼100% -64%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
409 Seconds * ∼100% -64%
Average of class Workstation
  (250 - 703, n=33, last 2 years)
401 Seconds * ∼98% -60%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
302 Seconds * ∼73% -21%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
286 Seconds * ∼70% -14%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (217 - 454, n=34)
274 Seconds * ∼67% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
260 Seconds * ∼63% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
250 Seconds * ∼61%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
5589 MIPS ∼100% +3%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
5507 MIPS ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (5138 - 5716, n=33)
5487 MIPS ∼98% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
5444 MIPS ∼97%
Average of class Workstation
  (4417 - 5773, n=35, last 2 years)
5296 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
5292 MIPS ∼95% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
5020 MIPS ∼90% -8%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
4886 MIPS ∼87% -10%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
52444 MIPS ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
49079 MIPS ∼94%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (33718 - 56758, n=33)
48962 MIPS ∼93% 0%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
45696 MIPS ∼87% -7%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
41823 MIPS ∼80% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (19147 - 53426, n=35, last 2 years)
37339 MIPS ∼71% -24%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
31696 MIPS ∼60% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
31087 MIPS ∼59% -37%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (1429 - 1625, n=28)
1561 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
1557 Points ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
1431 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (1124 - 1702, n=32, last 2 years)
1388 Points ∼89% -11%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
1347 Points ∼86% -13%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
1317 Points ∼84% -15%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
1222 Points ∼78% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
1150 Points ∼74% -26%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (4655 - 9851, n=28)
8608 Points ∼100% +6%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
8491 Points ∼99% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
8147 Points ∼95%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
7438 Points ∼86% -9%
Average of class Workstation
  (3852 - 10081, n=32, last 2 years)
6757 Points ∼78% -17%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
6529 Points ∼76% -20%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
5310 Points ∼62% -35%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
5270 Points ∼61% -35%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
14.6 fps ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (7.38 - 17.4, n=34)
13.9 fps ∼95% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
13.8 fps ∼95% -5%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
13.6 fps ∼93% -7%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
11.3 fps ∼77% -23%
Average of class Workstation
  (5.24 - 15.8, n=34, last 2 years)
10.5 fps ∼72% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H
9.1 fps ∼62% -38%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
8.54 fps ∼58% -42%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
64.7 s * ∼100% -28%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
54.8 s * ∼85% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 106, n=35, last 2 years)
52.5 s * ∼81% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
50.7 s * ∼78%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
47.4 s * ∼73% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (38.6 - 59.9, n=33)
46.4 s * ∼72% +8%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
44.4 s * ∼69% +12%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H
0.633 sec * ∼100% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.541 - 0.695, n=34, last 2 years)
0.588 sec * ∼93% -3%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H
0.571 sec * ∼90% -0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.569 sec * ∼90%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M
0.568 sec * ∼90% -0%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H
  (0.548 - 0.605, n=34)
0.565 sec * ∼89% +1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16ACH
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
0.544 sec * ∼86% +4%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6839
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6833 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
177.13 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2144 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
283 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
231 Points
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System Performance

As expected, the high-end hardware performs exceptionally in PCMark 10. Similarly, the day-to-day performance feels fast as well.

PCMark 10 / Score
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
6430 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
6430 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
5768 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (4096 - 7156, n=34, last 2 years)
5647 Points ∼88% -12%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV1T02
5484 Points ∼85% -15%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5363 Points ∼83% -17%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4918 Points ∼76% -24%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV1T02
10351 Points ∼100% +2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
10126 Points ∼98%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
10126 Points ∼98% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
9917 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Workstation
  (8059 - 10894, n=34, last 2 years)
9527 Points ∼92% -6%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9214 Points ∼89% -9%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
8059 Points ∼78% -20%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
8369 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
8369 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV1T02
8269 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (6426 - 9604, n=34, last 2 years)
8094 Points ∼97% -3%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7769 Points ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
7641 Points ∼91% -9%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7110 Points ∼85% -15%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
8511 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
 
8511 Points ∼100% 0%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
7427 Points ∼87% -13%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), i7-9850H, Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
6876 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Workstation
  (3221 - 10441, n=34, last 2 years)
6546 Points ∼77% -23%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, W-10885M, Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV1T02
5229 Points ∼61% -39%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4511 Points ∼53% -47%
PCMark 10 Score
6430 points
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DPC Latencies

Unfortunately, the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 clearly struggles with DPC latency issues. This may lead to interruptions during real-time audio and video editing. The only solution would be a driver update from Lenovo.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon drivers
LatencyMon drivers
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, i7-11800H, Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
6610 μs * ∼100%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, i9-10885H, WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
5161 μs * ∼78% +22%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Solution

The installed 512GB SSD was manufactured by Kioxia, formerly known as Toshiba Memory. The M.2-2280 Kioxia XG7 SSD is faster than the Toshiba XG6 SSD from the previous generation. However, the NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD cannot quite match the Samsung PM981.

Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel SSD Pro 7600p SSDPEKKF512G8L
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
WDC PC SN730 SDBPNTY-1T00
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Toshiba Kioxia XG6 KXG60PNV1T02
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Average Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
 
AS SSD
-16%
1%
-34%
14%
10%
Seq Read
3996.78
2693.38
-33%
2423.45
-39%
2025.39
-49%
2958
-26%
4551 ?(3997 - 5105, n=2)
14%
Seq Write
1048.54
1541.94
47%
1203.39
15%
1438.41
37%
2350
124%
1432 ?(1049 - 1815, n=2)
37%
4K Read
44.96
62.59
39%
42.24
-6%
38.77
-14%
56.57
26%
46.2 ?(45 - 47.5, n=2)
3%
4K Write
115.26
149.48
30%
115.54
0%
96.95
-16%
106.1
-8%
126 ?(115 - 137, n=2)
9%
4K-64 Read
2160.26
871.15
-60%
1630.35
-25%
1105.29
-49%
1836.32
-15%
2136 ?(2112 - 2160, n=2)
-1%
4K-64 Write
1697.44
1005.5
-41%
1978.9
17%
1435.35
-15%
1788.53
5%
1700 ?(1697 - 1702, n=2)
0%
Access Time Read *
0.156
0.058
63%
0.057
63%
0.08
49%
0.061
61%
0.1105 ?(0.065 - 0.156, n=2)
29%
Access Time Write *
0.036
0.067
-86%
0.033
8%
0.116
-222%
0.036
-0%
0.033 ?(0.03 - 0.036, n=2)
8%
Score Read
2605
1203
-54%
1915
-26%
1347
-48%
2189
-16%
2638 ?(2605 - 2670, n=2)
1%
Score Write
1918
1309
-32%
2215
15%
1676
-13%
2130
11%
1970 ?(1918 - 2021, n=2)
3%
Score Total
5700
3088
-46%
5047
-11%
3686
-35%
5411
-5%
5793 ?(5700 - 5885, n=2)
2%

* ... smaller is better

Kioxia XG7 KXG7AZNV512G
Sequential Read: 3996.78MB/s
Sequential Write: 1048.54MB/s
4K Read: 44.96MB/s
4K Write: 115.26MB/s
4K-64 Read: 2160.26MB/s
4K-64 Write: 1697.44MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.156ms
Access Time Write: 0.036ms
Score Read: 2605Points
Score Write: 1918Points
Score Total: 5700Points

Continuous read performance: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

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

The Nvidia RTX A2000 is part of the new professional Nvidia GPU lineup that no longer carries the "Quadro" name. It is based on Nvidia's latest Ampere architecture and offers 2560 pipelines. A comparison with other graphics chips can be found on our dedicated GPU comparison page.

The GPU within the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 has access to four gigabytes of dedicated GDDR6 RAM over a 128-bit bus. The 60-watt version inside the Lenovo laptop achieves a respectable performance level that is similar to that of the RTX 3000 Max-Q in the Dell Precision 5750, while being around 20% slower than the RTX 4000 Max-Q in the ZBook Fury 17, depending on the benchmark.

The performance is severely limited in battery mode. When not connected to an AC adapter, the GPU performance drops by almost 40%.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
23684 Points ∼100% +22%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
19513 Points ∼82% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
19437 Points ∼82%
Average of class Workstation
  (4110 - 41904, n=35, last 2 years)
18096 Points ∼76% -7%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (16236 - 19437, n=2)
17837 Points ∼75% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
17569 Points ∼74% -10%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
17074 Points ∼72% -12%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
17049 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
14627 Points ∼86%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
14328 Points ∼84% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
13802 Points ∼81% -6%
Average of class Workstation
  (3169 - 29610, n=36, last 2 years)
13624 Points ∼80% -7%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (11970 - 14627, n=2)
13299 Points ∼78% -9%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
13196 Points ∼77% -10%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
6764 Points ∼100% +21%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
5590 Points ∼83%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
5503 Points ∼81% -2%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
5405 Points ∼80% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (988 - 11580, n=36, last 2 years)
5118 Points ∼76% -8%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (4616 - 5590, n=2)
5103 Points ∼75% -9%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
4943 Points ∼73% -12%
SPECviewperf 13
Solidworks (sw-04)
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (139 - 141, n=2)
140 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
138.98 fps ∼99%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
123.7 fps ∼88% -11%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
112.06 fps ∼80% -19%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
110.83 fps ∼79% -20%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
109.62 fps ∼78% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (57.3 - 204, n=33, last 2 years)
109 fps ∼78% -22%
Siemens NX (snx-03)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
225.45 fps ∼100% +22%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
202.06 fps ∼90% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
185.47 fps ∼82%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (176 - 185, n=2)
181 fps ∼80% -2%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
179.45 fps ∼80% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.56 fps ∼71% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (17.4 - 465, n=33, last 2 years)
160 fps ∼71% -14%
Showcase (showcase-02)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
89.26 fps ∼100% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
73.33 fps ∼82% +5%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
72.85 fps ∼82% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
69.51 fps ∼78%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
67.84 fps ∼76% -2%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (63 - 69.5, n=2)
66.3 fps ∼74% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (13.7 - 132, n=32, last 2 years)
63.3 fps ∼71% -9%
Medical (medical-02)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
81.87 fps ∼100% +12%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
73.94 fps ∼90% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
72.91 fps ∼89%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (66.6 - 72.9, n=2)
69.7 fps ∼85% -4%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
67.11 fps ∼82% -8%
Average of class Workstation
  (15.8 - 133, n=33, last 2 years)
59.9 fps ∼73% -18%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
53.87 fps ∼66% -26%
Maya (maya-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
172.04 fps ∼100%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
168.84 fps ∼98% -2%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (162 - 172, n=2)
167 fps ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
162 fps ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
155.35 fps ∼90% -10%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
146.36 fps ∼85% -15%
Average of class Workstation
  (40.3 - 341, n=33, last 2 years)
142 fps ∼83% -17%
Energy (energy-02)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
35.33 fps ∼100% +4%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
33.98 fps ∼96%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (29.1 - 34, n=2)
31.5 fps ∼89% -7%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
28.6 fps ∼81% -16%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
25.94 fps ∼73% -24%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
25.76 fps ∼73% -24%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 74.3, n=33, last 2 years)
24.1 fps ∼68% -29%
Creo (creo-02)
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
180.92 fps ∼100% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
170.18 fps ∼94%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (161 - 170, n=2)
166 fps ∼92% -2%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
162.13 fps ∼90% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
160.6 fps ∼89% -6%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
151.8 fps ∼84% -11%
Average of class Workstation
  (35.3 - 320, n=33, last 2 years)
140 fps ∼77% -18%
Catia (catia-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
210.82 fps ∼100%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
198.56 fps ∼94% -6%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (186 - 211, n=2)
198 fps ∼94% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
185.84 fps ∼88% -12%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
181.55 fps ∼86% -14%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
166.87 fps ∼79% -21%
Average of class Workstation
  (47.5 - 339, n=33, last 2 years)
154 fps ∼73% -27%
3ds Max (3dsmax-06)
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop), Intel Core i7-9850H
149.42 fps ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
137.92 fps ∼92%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Xeon W-10885M
136.23 fps ∼91% -1%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (135 - 138, n=2)
136 fps ∼91% -1%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
129.46 fps ∼87% -6%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-9750H
120.32 fps ∼81% -13%
Average of class Workstation
  (25.3 - 232, n=33, last 2 years)
117 fps ∼78% -15%
SPECviewperf 2020
1920x1080 Solidworks (solidworks-05)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
126.44 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (114 - 126, n=2)
120 fps ∼95% -5%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
114.41 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (23.2 - 199, n=20, last 2 years)
94.5 fps ∼75% -25%
1920x1080 Siemens NX (snx-04)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
185.98 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (175 - 186, n=2)
181 fps ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
180.96 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Workstation
  (17 - 309, n=20, last 2 years)
134 fps ∼72% -28%
1920x1080 Medical (medical-03)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
38.33 fps ∼100% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
34.49 fps ∼90%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (34 - 34.5, n=2)
34.2 fps ∼89% -1%
Average of class Workstation
  (7.5 - 58.7, n=20, last 2 years)
26.4 fps ∼69% -23%
1920x1080 Maya (maya-06)
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (191 - 197, n=2)
194 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
191.48 fps ∼99%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
159.89 fps ∼82% -16%
Average of class Workstation
  (46.8 - 290, n=20, last 2 years)
150 fps ∼77% -22%
1920x1080 Energy (energy-03)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
35.71 fps ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
33.85 fps ∼95%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (29.4 - 33.9, n=2)
31.6 fps ∼88% -7%
Average of class Workstation
  (0.77 - 71.6, n=20, last 2 years)
24.4 fps ∼68% -28%
1920x1080 Creo (creo-03)
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
98.25 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (91.5 - 98.3, n=2)
94.9 fps ∼97% -3%
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
88.29 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Workstation
  (23 - 140, n=20, last 2 years)
71.7 fps ∼73% -27%
1920x1080 CATIA (catia-06)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
60.47 fps ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
59.65 fps ∼99%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (53.5 - 59.7, n=2)
56.6 fps ∼94% -5%
Average of class Workstation
  (10.6 - 106, n=20, last 2 years)
45.4 fps ∼75% -24%
1920x1080 3ds Max (3dsmax-07)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q, Intel Core i9-10885H
64.09 fps ∼100% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU, Intel Core i7-11800H
59.66 fps ∼93%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (59.6 - 59.7, n=2)
59.6 fps ∼93% 0%
Average of class Workstation
  (11.6 - 130, n=20, last 2 years)
56 fps ∼87% -6%
3DMark 06 Standard Score
36019 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
63738 points
3DMark 11 Performance
18193 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
94347 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
42670 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
13170 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
5904 points
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Gaming Performance

The Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is definitely not made for gaming, but game development may make sense. The RTX A2000 is well-equipped to handle modern titles, although achieving a constant 60 FPS in the latest titles is not always possible at the highest settings. For 4K gaming, a more powerful version of the Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2 is recommended.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 High Graphics & Postprocessing (Nvidia HairWorks Off)
HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 119W5EA
Intel Core i9-10885H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000 Max-Q
115 fps ∼100% +20%
Dell Precision 5000 5750 P92F
Intel Xeon W-10885M, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
107.4 (101min - 116max) fps ∼93% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad P73-20QR002DGE
Intel Core i7-9850H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (Laptop)
101.3 fps ∼88% +6%
Average of class Workstation
  (18.7 - 199, n=31, last 2 years)
97.9 fps ∼85% +2%
Asus ProArt StudioBook Pro 17 W700G3T
Intel Core i7-9750H, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
95.9 fps ∼83% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad P17 G2-20YU0025G
Intel Core i7-11800H, NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
95.8 (79min - 111max) fps ∼83%
Average NVIDIA RTX A2000 Laptop GPU
  (92.4 - 95.8, n=2)
94.1 fps ∼82% -2%

Witcher 3 FPS-Diagram

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