PowerMac 9600/350 Facts at a Glance
- Processor: 604e, 350 MHz
- Bus Speed: 50 MHz
- L2 Cache: 1MB, 100MHz "inline"
- Installed RAM: 64MB (1.5 GB Max)
- RAM Slots: 12, 168-pin DIMM
- Min RAM Speed: 70 ns
- Installed VRAM: 8MB - IMS TwinTurbo 128 car
- Drive: 4GB SCSI
- Internal Fast SCSI up to 10MBps
- CD Drive: 24X
- Network: On-board AAUI and 10baseT
- Slots: 6 PCI
- Drive Bays: 1 (5.25")
- Supported MacOS: 7.6.1 - 9.X
- Introduced: 8/97
- Discontinued: 3/98
- Original Price: $5,400
- 128MB DIMMs can be used, but have not been tested.
- Internal Zip Drive, 100MB
- In-line cache
PowerMac Upgrade & Troubleshooting
The Power Macintosh 9600/350 came out when Apple was facing
some stiff competition from clone manufacturers. As a speed
bump to the 300MHz 9600, the 350MHz machine was a real workhorse
sporting a 604e processor with 1 MB 100MHz "in-line"
L2 cache, a fast SCSI drive, 6 PCI slots, a fast video card
with plenty of VRAM and a 24X CD ROM drive.
The machine also had an internal Zip drive and one free
drive bay (5.25")
The 9600 came with 64 MB of RAM and the motherboard's 12
RAM slots allowed you to upgrade (currently) to a whopping
1.5GB of memory.
This professional machine was fairly short lived as the upcoming,
faster, G3 machines were nipping at it's heals
The 9600's case is very easy to get into - you sort of roll
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 1.4 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