As virtual reality (VR) becomes increasingly ubiquitous across various industries, many companies are investing in PC workstations that are capable of handing the load of VR applications. To make things simpler for those in charge of buying IT kit, Lenovo has put together an ‘entry-level’ VR ready workstation.
Lenovo’s ThinkStation P320 is designed to support 3D CAD modelling and VR. It comes in a full-size ATX tower case and with a choice of processors, from lower-end Intel i3 through to top-of-the-line i7-7700k, which can deliver speeds of up to a blistering 4.5GHz.
For users focused on VR, the choice pick for graphics cards is the Nvidia Quadro P4000 (8GB). For those concentrating on 3D modelling, an alternative in the form of the Nvidia Quadro P2000 is offered.
One company has already had experience with the new workstation. Virtalis specialises in VR software and are the creators of the VR4CAD VR design tool. Steve Carpenter, Sales Director at Virtalis had this to say: “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. 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.”
The ThinkStation P320 can take up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and up to four storage devices. The package from Lenovo includes two 2.5” SSD hard drives and two 3.5” standard SATA drives for a total storage of 9TB.
The tower case itself is 175.3 (w) x 426 (d) x 376mm (h) in size and weighs in at 25 litres.
Further details, including a full specification, are available on the official Lenovo website.
VRFocus will continue to bring you news on VR-ready hardware as it becomes available.