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Apple Power Macintosh G4 Quicksilver

The Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 QS, dubbed "Quicksilver" for its revised case design, features an 867 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k level 2 on-chip cache and 2 MB level 3 backside cache, 128 MB of PC133 SDRAM, a 60.0 GB (7200 RPM) Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a CD-RW/DVD-R SuperDrive, an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX (AGP 4X) video card with 32 MB of SDRAM, and a digital audio sound system with a highly-efficient Tripath "Class T" amplifier in a translucent silver and white tower case with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy. This model ships with the Apple "Pro" keyboard and optical mouse. Custom configurations are also available.


Introduction Date:

July 18, 2001

Discontinued Date:

January 28, 2002

Processor Type:

PowerPC 7450 (G4) 1.

Processor Speed:

867 MHz

Processor Upgrade:

G4 Daughtercard

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 7450 (G4) 1.

System Bus Speed:

133 MHz (6.5:1)

Backside Bus Speed:

217 MHz (4:1)

ROM Size:

1 MB 2.

Data Path:

128-bit

Level 1, Level 2 Cache:

64k, 256k 3.

Level 3 Cache:

2 MB (backside) 4.

RAM Type:

8ns PC133 SDRAM 5.

VRAM Type:

Video Card 6.

Standard RAM:

128 MB *

Maximum RAM:

1536 MB (1.5 GB)

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

3

Standard VRAM:

32 MB

Maximum VRAM:

32 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

60.0 GB (7200 RPM) *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Ultra ATA/66 7, *.

Standard SuperDrive:

2X/6X/4X/24X 8, *

Standard Disk:

None 9.

Standard Modem:

56k v.90

Standard Ethernet:

10/100/1000Base-T

Case Type:

Tower

Form Factor:

Power Mac G3 (Blue)

Exp. Slots:

4 PCI, Comm, AirPort A.

Exp. Bays (Free):

3 (3.5") B.

Battery Type:

3.6V Lithium

Battery Life:

N/A

Built-in Display:

N/A

Supported MacOS:

9.2, X

Dimensions:

17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4 C.

Avg. Weight:

31.0 lbs.

Original Price:

$2499 US

Est. Current Price:

$1250-$1400 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations are available, standard configuration listed.
1. The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
2. Boot ROM is around 1 MB, other instructions loaded in RAM (NewWorld).
3.
256k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (867 MHz).
4.
2 MB backside level 3 cache runs at 1/4 processor speed (217 MHz).
5.
Noninterleaved, 168-pin, 64-bit-wide 8ns PC133 SDRAM (3.3v).
6. A 32 MB NVIDIA GeForce2 MX Graphics card occupies an 4X AGP slot.
7. Ultra160 SCSI drives are also available.
8. Burn DVD-R at 2X, read DVD at 4X, burn CD-RW at 4X, read CD at 24X.
9. An optional internal Zip 250 drive is available.
A. Four full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots.
B. 1 3.5" bay is external (w/o Zip) 2 3.5" free bays are internal (w/ 1 HD).
C. In inches, height x width x depth.
D. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.