Lenovo ThinkPad P70 Mobile Workstation Review: Xeon And Quadro On The Go

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OpenGL Performance
SPECviewperf is anOpenGL performance benchmark for workstations. It has plenty of contributors, including Creative Labs and HP, among other members of SPECopc. The benchmark is an excellent way to compare a system’s ability to create content, mechanical designs, and 3D rendering workloads in a variety of professional workstation CAD and animation tools.

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When it comes to workstation tasks, the Lenovo ThinkPad P70 obliterates the competition. The Quadro M4000M really flexes its muscles here, posting scores far above and beyond what we've seen from other mobile workstations with lesser GPUs.

Far Cry 2
DX10 Gaming Performance

When it comes to lush vegetation in a steaming, sinister jungle, no one pulls it off quite like Ubisoft does in its Far Cry series. Far Cry 2 uses high-quality textures, complex shaders, and dynamic lighting to create a realistic environment. The game’s built-in benchmark gives us a good look at a system’s base level graphics performance with DirectX 10. It may be long in the tooth at this point but for notebook graphics it's still a good relative metric.

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We saw some weird performance issues in our synthetic gaming benchmarks and they translated over to Far Cry 2, an older game but one we have scores from a lot of systems to compare against. Here again we see single-channel RAM and possible differences in driver builds could be holding back the ThinkPad P70. That said, topping 145 frames per second proves you can play games on this machine, should you be inclined.

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