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Power Macintosh 7300/180 Processor Upgrade Page

PowerMac 7300/180 Facts at a Glance

  • Processor: 604e, 180 MHz
  • L2 Cache: 256K
  • Drive: 2GB
  • Internal SCSI: Fast SCSI 10MB per sec
  • Slots: 3 PCI
  • Installed RAM: 16MB
  • RAM Slots: 8, 168-pin DIMM
  • Min RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Notes: 128MB DIMMs can be used, but have not been tested.
  • Installed VRAM: 2MB (4MB Max)
  • Introduced: 2-17-97
  • Original Price: $2,300

 

The Power Macintosh 7300/180 was considered the successor to the 7600 series. With performance roughly 30-35% faster than the 7600/120 and a price that was considered competitive at the time, the 7300 brought "professional" performance to a larger audience. As an added draw to cross platform users, Apple also offered a configuration that included a 166MHz PC Compatibility Card. This, of course ate up one of the 3 PCI slots. The 7300 sported the 604e processor, clocked at 180 MHz. The 604e was the last pre-G3 chip and a solid performer. The machine is easy to get into and sports 3 PCI slots, an extra drive bay and 8 memory slots for a total possible capacity of 512MB of RAM. The 7300 shipped with 2MB of video RAM and the ability to add 2 more.

 

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Below you will find the MacBench 4.0 results for most of the processor upgrades available for this machine. These results are what the individual manufactures publish for their cards. In other words the speed trials were run by the manufacturer. For an independent evaluation of these cards check the Processor Upgrade Page to see if we have results available. 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 scores.





MacBench Absolute Scores

Processor Upgrade Card

MacBench 4.0 Processor Score

Power Macintosh 7300/180 330
Sonnet Crescendo G3/233/177/512K 720
PowerLogix PowerForce G3/220/110/512K 742
Vimage Vpower G3/233/117/512K 757
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/233/117/512K 777
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/250/125/512K 800
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/266/133/512K 875
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/266/133/512K 881
Sonnet Crescendo G3/266/133/1MB 920
Vimage Vpower G3/266/133 939
Mactell PowerJolt G3/250/250/1MB 973
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/300/150/512K 975
Mactell PowerJolt G3/266/266/1MB 1018
Vimage Vpower G3/300/150/1MB 1045
Sonnet Crescendo G3/300/150/1MB 1045
PowerLogix PowerForce G3/300/150/1MB 1047
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/300/150/1MB 1060
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/300/200/1MB 1091
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/333/167/1MB 1154
Sonnet Crescendo G3/333/167/1MB 1155
Mactell PowerJolt G3/300/300/1MB 1161
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/333/166/1MB 1179
Sonnet Crescendo G3/366183/1MB 1252
PowerLogix PowerForce G3/300/300/1MB 1276
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/366/183/1MB 1286
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/366/183/1MB 1286
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/400/200/1MB 1399
Sonnet Crescendo G3/400/200/1MB 1400
NewerTechnology MAXpower G3/400/200/1MB 1417