Lenovo has announced the arrival of the ThinkStation P320
, a VR-ready workstation that is capable of handling the heaviest 2D and 3D CAD workflows.
Like its fellow VR-ready stations (the ThinkStation P910, P710 and P500), the P320 offers some of the most advanced hardware configurations available. In fact, the P320 can be equipped with an Intel Xeon E3-1200 v6 Processor, or any Intel 7th generation Coreprocessor, whether that be the i7, i5 or i3 variety. Coupled with NVIDIA’s Pascal next-generation GPUs, including the Quadro P4000 and up to 64GB of 2400MHz ECC UDIMM DDR4, and it becomes evident that the P320 stands on a firm base of performance hardware.
For those working in tighter confines, or who prefer a smaller workstation footprint, the P320 also comes in a small form factor model (SFF). The SFF model differs only from its more stout tower sibling in that it cannot accommodate a P4000 GPU. Instead, the SFF model can be outfitted with up to two Pascal-powered Quadro P1000 GPUs.
But lest you think that Lenovo is just pushing a machine out onto the market to fill an entry-level, VR-ready void without road testing its machine, the computer maker has offered up Virtalis, a leading VR and advanced visualization company to vouch for the P320.
“The ThinkStation P320’s ProVR certification, along with its performance credentials, makes it a perfect match for the Virtalis VR4CAD software. It delivers a superb balance of 3D CAD and VR performance without breaking the bank,” said Steve Carpenter, Sales director at Virtalis. “It’s also perfect for small- to medium-sized companies looking to enhance their engineering workflow by taking their first steps onto the VR ladder.”
Although no prices for the P320 have been made available at the time of this writing, the P320 full-size tower and its SFF twin will be available at the end of April 2017.