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Apple Power Mac G5

The Apple Power Macintosh G5/1.6, along with the Power Macintosh G5/1.6 and Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP, is a member of the first Mac series to use the 64-bit PowerPC 970 (G5) processor, and are arguably the first "desktop" computers to use 64-bit processors. In addition to higher clock speeds, the PowerPC 970 (G5) has a "new execution core that features massively parallel computation for an unprecedented 215 in-flight instructions", and the Power Macintosh G5 series uses a new high speed system architecture as well. This combination results in major speed gains compared to earlier Apple systems. The Power Macintosh G5/1.8 features a 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) processor with an optimized AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, and 512k level 2 on-chip cache, and ships configured with 512 MB of PC3200 DDR SDRAM, a 160.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a 4X/8X/16X/10X/32X SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), and a NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra (AGP 8X Pro) video card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. In addition to the standard compliment of ports, including FireWire "800", ADC, DVI, and support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1, the Power Macintosh G5 series is the first Mac line to provide support for USB 2.0, Optical digital audio in/out (SPIDF), and a PCI-X slot for additional expansion options (on the PM G5/1.8 and PM G5 2.0 DP). On first glance, the case looks similar to the case introduced with the second Power Macintosh G3 series crossed with a postmodern cheese grater, but it is actually a completely different design. The "anodized aluminum alloy" Power Macintosh G5 case is divided into four different thermal zones with nine computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling, and features a removable side panel for easy access to internal components. This model ships with the Apple "Pro" keyboard and optical mouse. Custom configurations are also available.


Introduction Date:

June 23, 2003

Discontinued Date:

N/A

Processor Type:

PowerPC 970 (G5) 1.

Processor Speed:

1.8 GHz (1800 MHz)

Processor Upgrade:

G5 Daughtercard?

FPU (Integrated):

PowerPC 970 (G5) 1.

System Bus Speed:

900 MHz (2:1)

Backside Bus Speed:

?

ROM Size:

1 MB 2.

Data Path:

128-bit?

Level 1 Cache:

32k/64k 3.

Level 2 Cache:

512k 4.

RAM Type:

PC3200 DDR SDRAM 5.

VRAM Type:

Video Card 6.

Standard RAM:

512 MB 5, *

Maximum RAM:

8.0 GB (8196 MB)

Motherboard RAM:

None

RAM Slots:

8

Standard VRAM:

64 MB

Maximum VRAM:

64 MB

Standard Hard Drive:

160.0 GB (7200 RPM) *

Int. Hard Drive Type:

Serial ATA 7, *.

Standard SuperDrive:

4X/8X/16X/10X/32X 8.

Standard Disk:

None 9.

Standard Modem:

56k v.92

Standard Ethernet:

10/100/1000Base-T

Case Type:

Tower

Form Factor:

Power Mac G5

Exp. Slots:

3 PCI, Comm, AirPort 0.

Exp. Bays (Free):

1 (3.5") A.

Battery Type:

3.6V Lithium?

Battery Life:

N/A

Built-in Display:

N/A

Supported MacOS:

X v.10.2.7 (G5)+ B.

Dimensions:

20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 C.

Avg. Weight:

39.2 lbs.

Original Price:

$2399 US

Est. Current Price:

$2399 US

Notes:

*. Custom configurations are available, standard configuration listed.
1. The PowerPC 970 G5 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector
... processor and "two independent double-precision floating-point units".
2. Boot ROM is around 1 MB, other instructions loaded in RAM (NewWorld).
3.
64k level 1 instructional cache, 32k level 1 data cache.
4.
512k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed (1.8 GHz).
5.
Supports PC3200 DDR SDRAM (400 MHz).
6. A 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics card occupies an 8X
... AGP Pro slot.
7. Not compatible with Ultra ATA drives without an adapter.
8. Write/read DVD at 4X/8X, write CD-R(W) at 16X/10X, reads CD at 32X.
9. The SuperDrive may eliminate the need for addl. removable storage.
0. Three full-length PCI-X slots: one 133 MHz, 64-bit slot & two 100 MHz,
... 64-bit slots, AirPort Extreme, & Bluetooth.
A. 1 3.5" free internal bay is available (w/ 1 HD and optical drive).
B. Supports MacOS X 10.2.7+. Earlier MacOS versions are not supported.
C. In inches, height x width x depth.
D. Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.