Power Mac G5 Early 2005

Power Mac G5

The Apple Power Mac G5 Early 2005 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple in 2005 as part of the Power Mac G5 series of Power Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on April 27, 2005, and its price started at $1999. The new Power Mac features a Dual 2 GHz / Dual 2.3 GHz or 2.7 GHz PowerPC 970fx G5 processor, 512 MB of RAM, 160 GB or 250 GB hard drive, 16x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” and 128 MB ATI Radeon 9600 graphics in the base model. This Power Mac has been discontinued on October 19, 2005.

Today Power Mac G5 Early 2005 is 16 years old!

Power Mac G5 Early 2005 General Information

Overview

IntroducedApril 27, 2005
DiscontinuedOctober 19, 2005
Model IdentifierPowerMac7,2 (dual 2 GHz)
PowerMac7,3 (dual 2.3 and 2.7 GHz)
Model NumberA1047
EMC2061
Order NumberM9747LL/A (Dual 2 GHz)
M9748LL/A (Dual 2.3 GHz)
M9749LL/A (Dual 2.7 GHz)
Price$1,999
$2,499
$2,999
ColorsAluminum
Weight44.4 Ibs.
20.139 KG
Dimensions20.1” H x 8.1” W x 18.7” D
51.05 cm H x 20.57 cm W x 47.49 cm D

Hardware

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 970fx G5
Processor SpeedDual 2 GHz
Dual 2.3 GHz
Dual 2.7 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
System BusDual 1 GHz
Dual 1.15 GHz
Dual 1.35 GHz
Cache64 KB / 32 KB L1
512 KB L2

Storage & Media

Storage160 GB 7200 rpm
250 GB 7200 rpm
400 GB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 16x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”

Memory

Built-in Memory256 MB
512 MB
Maximum Memory4 GB (dual 2 GHz)
8 GB (dual 2.3 GHz, dual 2.7 GHz)
Memory Slots4 – PC-3200 184-pin DDR SDRAM (dual 2 GHz)
8 – PC-3200 184-pin DDR SDRAM (dual 2.3 GHz, dual 2.7 GHz)
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
ATI Radeon 9600
ATI Radeon 9650
ATI Radeon X850 XT
Graphics Memory128 MB (ATI Radeon 9600)
256 MB (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, ATI Radeon 9650 and X850 XT)
Display Connection2 – DVI (ATI Radeon 9600)
1 – DVI and 1 – dual-link DVI (ATI Radeon 9650)
1 – dual-link DVI and 1 – ADC (ATI Radeon X850 XT)
2 – dual-link DVI (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring

Expansion

Expansion Slots2 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI (dual 2 GHz)
2 – 100 MHz 64-bit PCI-X (dual 2.3 GHz and dual 2.7 GHz)
1 – 133 MHz 64-bit PCX-X (dual 2.3 GHz and dual 2.7 GHz)
1 – 8x AGP Pro
Bays2 – Internal 3.5″ Serial ATA drive bays
1 – Optical drive bay
Hard Drive Interface2 – 1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) controllers
Optical Drive InterfaceUltra ATA/100

Connections

Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem56k (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g (Optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 1.1 (Optional)
ADBNone
USB3 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
SerialNone
SCSINone
FireWire2 – 400 Mbps
1 – 800 Mbps
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – optical S/PDIF (Toslink) input
Audio Out2 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – optical S/PDIF (Toslink) output
1 – Built-in speaker
Display2 – DVI (ATI Radeon 9600)
1 – DVI and 1 – dual-link DVI (ATI Radeon 9650)
1 – dual-link DVI and 1 – ADC (ATI Radeon X850 XT)
2 – dual-link DVI (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.4
Dashboard
Mail
Safari
iChat AV
Address Book
QuickTime
iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand)
iCal
DVD Player
Classic environment
Art Directors Toolkit X
GraphicConverter
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test
DriQuickBooks New User Edition
Zinio Reader
Xcode Developer Tools

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Keyboard
Apple Mouse

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power450 W
600 W
Line Voltage100 – 125 V AC or 200 – 240 V AC
Liquid CoolingYes (dual 2.7 GHz)

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