Power Macintosh 9600

The Apple Power Macintosh 9600 is a personal computer that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 1997 to 1998 as part of the Power Macintosh series of Macintosh computers. The computer has been introduced on February 17, 1997, and its price started at $3699.

The new Power Macintosh features a Single or Dual 200 MHz or 233 MHz PowerPC 604e or 300 MHz or 350 MHz PowerPC 604e Mach V processor, 32 MB or 64 MB of RAM, 4 GB hard drive, 12x CD-ROM or 24x CD-ROM drive, 1.44 MB floppy drive, and 4 MB ixMicro TwinTurbo graphics in the base model.

This Macintosh has been discontinued on March 17, 1998.

Today Power Macintosh 9600 is 25 years old!

Power Macintosh 9600
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Power Macintosh 9600 Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedFebruary 17, 1997 (200 MHz & 233 MHz)
August 5, 1997 (300 MHz & 350 MHz)
DiscontinuedAugust 5, 1997 (200 MHz & 233 MHz)
February 17, 1998 (300 MHz)
March 17, 1998 (350 MHz)
Model Identifier67
Model NumberM5433
Order NumberM5456LL/A
M4952LL/A
M5883LL/A
M5901LL/A
M5906LL/A
Original Price$3,699
$4,199
$4,599
$4,699
$5,399
ColorsPlatinum
Weight35 Ibs.
15.875 KG
Dimensions17.3” H x 9.7” W x 17.3” D
43.94 cm H x 24.63 cm W x 43.94 cm D

Tech Specs

Processor

ProcessorPowerPC 604e
PowerPC 604e Mach V
Processor Speed200 MHz
Dual 200 MHz
233 MHz
300 MHz
350 MHz
Architecture32-bit
Number of Cores1
System Bus50 MHz
Cache64 KB L1
512 KB or 1 MB L2 (300 MHz & 350 MHz)
CoprocessorBuilt-in FPU

Storage & Media

Storage4 GB
Media1 – 1.44 MB Floppy
1 – 12x CD-ROM or 24x CD-ROM
1 – Zip 100 (Optional)

Memory

Built-in Memory32 MB
64 MB
Maximum Memory1.5 GB
Memory Slots12 – 168 pin EDO or FPM DIMM
Minimum Speed60 ns (300 MHz & 350 MHz)
70 ns
ROMUnknown
Interleaving SupportYes

Display

Built-in DisplayNone

Graphics

Graphics CardixMicro TwinTurbo
Graphics Memory4 MB
8 MB
Display Connection1 – DB-15

Expansion

Expansion Slots6 – PCI
Hard Drive InterfaceSCSI

Connections

Ethernet10BASE-T and AAUI
ModemNone
Wi-FiNone
BluetoothNone
ADB1
Serial2
SCSI1 – DB-25
Floppy PortNone
InfraredNone
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – DB-15

Software

Original OSSystem Software 7.5.5
Maximum OSMac OS 9.1
FirmwareMacintosh ROM

Power

Backup Battery3.6 V Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power390 W
560 W (300 MHz &350 MHz)
Line Voltage100-125 V / 200-240 V

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References:
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 9600/200: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 9600/200MP: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 9600/233: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 9600/300: Technical Specifications
Apple Support – Power Macintosh 9600/350: Technical Specifications