Power Mac G5

The Apple Power Mac G5 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2003 to 2004 as part of the Power Mac G5 series of Power Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on June 23, 2003, and its price started at $1999.

The new Power Mac G5 features a 1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz / Dual 1.8 GHz, or Dual 2 GHz PowerPC 970 G5 processor, 256 MB or 512 MB of RAM, 80 GB or 160 GB hard drive, 4x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” and 64 MB NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra graphics in the base model.

This Power Mac has been discontinued on June 9, 2004, and has been replaced by Power Mac G5 Mid 2004.

Today Power Mac G5 is 19 years old!

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

Power Mac G5 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJune 23, 2003 (1.6 GHz / 1.8 GHz / Dual 2 GHz)
November 18, 2003 (Dual 1.8 GHz)
DiscontinuedJune 9, 2004
Model IdentifierPowerMac7,2
Model NumberA1047
EMC1969
Order NumberM9020LL/A (1.6 GHz)
M9031LL/A (1.8 GHz)
M9393LL/A (Dual 1.8 GHz)
M9032LL/A (Dual 2 GHz)
Original Price$1,999
$2,399
$2,499
$2,999
ColorsAluminum
Weight39.2 Ibs.
17.780 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 970 G5
Processor Speed1.6 GHz
1.8 GHz
Dual 1.8 GHz
Dual 2 GHz
Architecture64-bit
Number of Cores1 or 2
System Bus800 MHz
900 MHz
Dual 900 MHz
Dual 1 GHz
Cache64 KB / 32 KB L1
512 KB L2

Storage & Media

Storage80 GB 7200 rpm
160 GB 7200 rpm
250 GB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 4x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”

Memory

Built-in Memory256 MB
512 MB
Maximum Memory4 GB (1.6 GHz)
8 GB (1.8 GHz, dual 1.8 GHz, dual 2 GHz)
Memory Slots4 – PC-2700 184-pin DDR SDRAM (1.6 GHz)
8 – PC-3200 184-pin DDR SDRAM (1.8 GHz, dual 1.8 GHz, dual 2 GHz)
Minimum Speed10 ns
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
Graphics Memory64 MB (GeForceFX 5200 Ultra & Radeon 9600 Pro)
128 MB (Radeon 9800 Pro)
256 MB (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL)
Display Connection1 – ADC
1 – DVI (GeForceFX 5200 Ultra / Radeon 9600 Pro / Radeon 9800 Pro)
2- Dual-link DVI (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL)
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring

Expansion

Expansion Slots2 – 33 MHz 64-bit PCI (1.6 GHz)
2 – 100 MHz 64-bit PCI-X (1.8 GHz, dual 1.8 GHz, dual 2 GHz)
1 – 133 MHz 64-bit PCX-X (1.8 GHz, dual 1.8 GHz, dual 2 GHz)
1 – 8x AGP Pro
Bays2 – Internal 3.5″ 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
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
Display1 – ADC
1 – DVI (GeForceFX 5200 Ultra / Radeon 9600 Pro / Radeon 9800 Pro)
2- Dual-link DVI (GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL)

Software

Original OSMac OS X 10.2.7
Later OSMac OS X 10.3
Maximum OSMac OS X 10.5.8
FirmwareMac OS ROM
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.2
iLife (including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD)
QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition
FAXstf
Art Directors Toolkit
Microsoft Office v.X Test Drive
FileMaker Pro Trial
OmniGraffle
OmniOutliner
GraphicConverter
QuickTime
iChat
Safari
Sherlock
Address Book
iCal
iSync
DVD Player
Mail
EarthLink
Acrobat Reader
Classic environment
Apple Developer Tools

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Keyboard
Apple Mouse

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Maximum Continuous Power420 W (1.6 GHz)
430 W (1.8 GHz)
604 W (Dual 1.8 GHz & Dual 2 GHz)
Line Voltage100 – 125 V AC or 200 – 240 V AC

References:
Apple Support – Power Mac G5: Technical Specifications

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