PowerMac 7600/132 Facts at a Glance
- Processor: 604, 132 MHz
- Bus Speed: 44 MHz
- L2 Cache: 256K (Max 1 MB)
- Installed RAM: 16 MB (Max. 1GB)*
- RAM Slots: 8, 168-pin DIMM
- Min RAM Speed: 70 ns
- Installed VRAM: 2MB (Max 4 MB)
- Drive: 1.2GB
- Internal SCSI: Fast SCSI 10MB per sec
- CD Drive: 8X
- Ethernet: AAUI, 10Base-T
- Slots: 3 PCI
- Drive Bays: 1 (3.5")
- Supported MacOS: 7.5.3 - 9.x
- Introduced: 8/3/96
- Discontinued: 7/97
- Initial Retail Price: $3,000
- *128MB DIMMs can be used, but have not been tested.
The 7600/132 released in the summer of 1996 was a slight
speed bump from the previous 120Mhz model which was itself
the successor model to the popular PowerMac 7500. Aimed primarily
at the business market, the 7600 was one of the last PowerMacs
to use the 604 processor (which would soon become completely
supplanted by the more powerful 604e.) The 132Mhz model was
also one of the first Macs to sport the faster 8X CD-ROM drive,
which was included in all PowerMacs released at the same time.
The machine also included a 256K L2 cache - expandable to
1MB, 16MB of RAM - expandable to 512MB using the provided
8 DIMM slots and 2MB of VRAM - expandable to 4MB for more
colors at higher resolution. A 1.2 GB SCSI drive, on-board
AAUI & 10baseT Ethernet and 3 PCI slots, rounded out the
A PC compatibility card was an available option for the 7600/132.
Below you will find the MacBench 4.0 results
for the current processor upgrades available for this machine.
Results marked in blue indicate that benchmark results
were done by us. All other processor card results were provided
by the upgrade manufacturer. The bar graphs below express
results as a percentage of improvement over the base machine,
which receives a score of 100%. Further down the page you
will find a table with the actual MacBench score.
** Note that MacBench does not take advantage
of the Velocity Engine (AltiVec instructions) of the G4.
For AltiVec accelerated applications
you can see a 1.5 to 4 times performance improvement over
the G3, depending on the application and the functions you
are trying to perform.
For G4 Application specific scores - Click