Power Mac G5 Late 2005


The Apple Power Mac G5 Late 2005 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2005 to 2006 as part of the Power Mac G5 series of Power Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on October 19, 2005, and its price started at $1999.

The new Power Mac G5 features a Dual 2 GHz / Dual 2.3 GHz or Quad 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970MP G5 processor, 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM, 160 GB or 250 GB hard drive, 16x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” and 128 MB NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE graphics in the base model.

This Power Mac has been discontinued on August 7, 2006.

Today Power Mac G5 Late 2005 is 16 years old!

Power Mac G5
Source: techradar.com – Power Mac G5

Power Mac G5 Late 2005 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 19, 2005
DiscontinuedAugust 7, 2006
Model IdentifierPowerMac11,2
Model NumberA1117
EMC2023
Order NumberM9590LL/A (dual 2.0 GHz)
M9591LL/A (dual 2.3 GHz)
M9592LL/A (quad 2.5 GHz)
Original Price$1,999
$2,499
$3,299
ColorsAluminum
Weight44.5 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

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 970MP G5
Processor SpeedDual 2 GHz
Dual 2.3 GHz
Quad 2.5 GHz (2x Dual-Core)
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores2
4 (2x Dual-Core)
System BusDual 1 GHz
Dual 1.15 GHz
Dual 1.25 GHz
Cache64 KB / 32 KB L1
1 MB L2 per core

Storage & Media

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

Memory

Built-in Memory512 MB
1 GB
Maximum Memory16 GB
Memory Slots8 – PC2-4200 240-pin DDR2 ECC or NECC SDRAM
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE
NVIDIA GeForce 6600
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT
NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500
Graphics Memory128 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE)
256 MB (NVIDIA GeForce 6600, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT)
512 MB (NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500)
Display Connection1 – DVI and 1 – dual-link DVI (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE, NVIDIA GeForce 6600, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT)
1 – dual-link DVI and 1 – Stereo 3D port (NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring

Expansion

Expansion Slots2 – 4-lane PCI Express
1 – 8-lane PCI Express
1 – 16-lane PCI Express
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

Ethernet2 – 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (support for jumbo frames)
Modem56k (Optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11b/g (Optional on combo card)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.0 + EDR (Optional on combo card)
ADBNone
USB4 – 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
Display1 – DVI and 1 – dual-link DVI (NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE, NVIDIA GeForce 6600, NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT)
1 – dual-link DVI and 1 – Stereo 3D port (NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.4.2
Later OSMac OS X 10.4.4
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.4
Spotlight
Dashboard
Mail
iChat AV
Safari
Address Book
QuickTime
iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand)
iCal
DVD Player
Classic environment
Art Directors Toolkit X
FileMaker Pro Trial
GraphicConverter
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive
OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
QuickBooks New User Edition
Zinio Reader
Xcode Development Tools

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Keyboard
Apple Mighty Mouse

Power

Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power450 W
550 W
Line Voltage100 – 125 V AC or 200 – 240 V AC
Liquid CoolingYes (quad 2.5 GHz)

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