A true performance champion

ThinkStation P520 balances lightning-quick computing and professional graphics perfectly. With cutting-edge storage, memory, and cooling, it handles everything with ease—from huge workloads to complex modelling to virtual reality. Configurable and energy efficient, this 33L workstation is designed with performance and reliability in mind.

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Performance you can count on
Fuelled by the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and NVIDIA Quadro® graphics, ThinkStation P520 delivers jaw-dropping performance and stunning visuals. Whether it's computer-aided drafting or 3D animation software, use the processing and visual muscle to boost your creativity and productivity to new levels.
Configurable and reliable
Your P520 can be configured to meet your specific needs. Choose up to 256 GB of memory, a variety of I/O configurations, and from a choice of storage options. One thing you don't have to worry about is reliability, which is built in as standard on every ThinkStation.
Hassle-free, tool-free
Should you ever need to swap any components, there’s no need to worry about tools and screws. Simply slide off the side panel and away you go. You may also wish to know that we can help automate many of the manual tasks associated with deploying new machines, from asset tagging to custom image loading.
Get more done, quickly and easily
With our patented Tri-Channel Cooling technology, the P520 manages internal air flow and power supply better than most workstations. As a result, it runs more smoothly and efficiently—even when handling large workloads. The P520 also supports RAID virtualisation technology and has two M.2 PCIe SSD slots embedded in the motherboard, enabling you to enjoy blistering-fast storage speeds.
Ready for anything, real or virtual
With virtual reality (VR), almost anything's possible—from revolutionary designs to stunning special effects to highly complex simulations. With the powerful P520 and top-of-the range, high-performance NVIDIA Quadro® graphics (optional), a truly immersive VR experience awaits.
Better for the planet - and your bottom line
The P520 meets some of the world's most comprehensive environmental standards. A GREENGUARD®-certified workstation, it has also been rated EPEAT Gold, ENERGY STAR 6.1, and up to 80 PLUS® Platinum PSU. And as a result of its energy efficiency, the P520 can even help lower your utility bills.
A helping hand when you need it
You’ll be able to keep your P520 running at its peak thanks to Lenovo Workstation Diagnostics. Available for both desktop and smartphone, this intelligent app can help you diagnose and troubleshoot potential system issues by providing step-by-step guidance on optimal system performance.
  • overview
  • tech specs
  • accessories
  • Intel® Xeon® processors.
  • NVIDIA Quadro® graphics.
  • GREENGUARD® Certified.
  • Windows 10 Pro.
  • 1 x socket supporting one of the following Intel Xeon W family processors:
  • Intel Xeon W-2102 (2.9GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2104 (3.2GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2123 (3.6GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2125 (4.0GHz / 4C / 120W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2133 (3.6GHz / 6C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2135 (3.7GHz / 6C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2145 (3.7GHz / 8C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2155 (3.3GHz / 10C / 140W)
  • Intel Xeon W-2195 (2.3GHz / 18C / 140W)
Available operating system list
  • Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
  • Ubuntu Linux (pre-load)
  • Redhat Linux (certified)
  • Intel C422
  • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, up to 2 x NVIDIA® Quadro P6000 (requires 900W PSU)
Available NVIDIA graphics list
  • NVIDIA Quadro P400 (2GB / 30W / 3xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P600 (2GB / 45W / 4xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P1000 (4GB / 50W / 4xminiDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (5GB / 75W / 4xDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB / 120W / 4xDP)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16GB / 180W / DVI-D DL, 4xDP)
  • 2 x NVIDIA Quadro P5000 (16GB / 180W/ DVI-D DL, 4XDP) SLI
  • NVIDIA Quadro P6000 (24GB / 250W / DVI-D DL, 4xDP)
  • 8 DIMM sockets, 4-channel capable
Memory type/capacity
  • Up to 256GB, ECC, DDR4-2666, RDIMM
  • 0, 1, 5, 10
Total storage
  • Up to 8 total drives1
  • Up to 4 internal storage bays
  • Max 3.5” = 6 (36TB)
  • Max 2.5” = 6 (12TB)
  • Max M.2 = 2 (2TB)
Storage type capacity
  • 3.5” SATA 7200 RPM: up to 6TB
  • 2.5” SATA SSD: up to 2TB
  • 2.5” SAS HDD: up to 600GB5
  • M.2 PCIe SSD: up to 1TB
Dimensions (W X D X H)
  • 165 x 460 x 440 mm (with feet), 33L Tower
  • 24 kg (max configuration)
Network interface
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet, Intel i219LM, supports Wake-on-LAN
  • Optional PCIe ethernet or wireless adaptors available
Audio support
  • Front audio ports: Realtek® ALC233 codec
  • Rear audio ports: Realtek ALC662 codec
Power supply
  • 690W or 900W, autosensing, 92% PSU, 80 PLUS Platinum qualified
Front ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 (1 x charging)
  • 1 x mic/headphone combo jack
  • 1 x Intel® Thunderbolt™ 33
  • 1 x Firewire3, 5
Rear ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x PS/2
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • Audio ports (line-In, line-out, mic-in)
  • 1 x serial port2
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 8265, 802.11ac, 2 x 2, 2.4GHz / 5GHz + Bluetooth® 4.2
Security features
  • Power-on and admin password
  • Trusted Platform Module, TCG 2.0 compliant
  • Optional access panel lock, Kensington lock, and padlo
Systems management
  • Intel Active Management Technology 11
  • Front panel warning LED
  • ThinkStation Diagnostics for Windows
  • Photo-audio transfer with Lenovo PC Diagnostics for Android and iOS
  • Optional front 4-digit diagnostic display on flex module
Removable storage

1 x 15-in-1 media card reader3, 4
1 x 9.0mm Slim ODD3
1 x front accessible drive tray2

Expansion slots
  • 2 x PCIe x16 Gen 3
  • 1 x PCIe x8 Gen 3
  • 2 x PCIe x4 Gen 3
  • 1 x PCI
  • Windows 10 Preloads
  • CyberLink PowerDVD
  • CyberLink Create
  • Lenovo™ ThinkStation® Diagnostics
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 (trial)
  • Lenovo Companion
ISV certification
  • Adobe®; Autodesk®; AVID®; Altair®; AVEVA™; Bentley®; Dassault®; Nemetschek®; PTC®; Siemens®; Barco®; Eizo®; Mckesson®
Green certification
  • ENERGY STAR® 6.1 Qualified
  • GREENGUARD® Certified
  • EPEAT™ Gold rating
  • RoHS Compliant
  • 80 PLUS® Platinum – 690W PSU
  • 80 PLUS® Platinum – 900W PSU
  • ErP Lot-6 2014

NVIDIA® Quadro® P5000

The ThinkStation Nvidia Quadro P5000 DP x 4, DVI-D x1 16GB GDDR5 Graphics card is powered by Nvidia Pascal graphics processing unit(GPU) technology and 16GB of GDDR5X emory, it can handle larger models, momre visual effects and simulations, larger computer and rendering tasks, and more lifelike virtualreality (VR) experiences. Get the power, performance, and efficiency you need to drive today’s demanding professional workflows, this ThinkStation Nvidia Quadro P5000 DPx4, DVI-D x1 16GB GDDR5 Graphics card is fully qualified on related ThinkStation machines.

ThinkVision P27u

The ThinkVision P27u monitor has a black and concise appearance with a full function ergonomic stand. It offers a crystal clear borderless IPS display of 3840x2160 resolution and multiple colour space (99.5% AdobeRGB, 145.7% sRGB, 97.9% DCI-P3, 99.5% BT.709), providing professional level accurate images from a wide viewing angle. You can select preferred colour space to satisfy your demanding colour critical work. Each P27u-10 monitor has also been pre-calibrated to obtain an accurate and consistent colour with a factory calibration report.


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