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Apple Power Mac Specifications and Reviews Page - A Comparison Latest Power Macs To Older Models
The Tables below show the major specifications and features for Apple's Power Macs. Different configurations for the Power Macs are based on Apple's Online Store. Vendors' configurations may vary.
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Power Mac
Model/Mhz

G4/1Ghz Dual Processor

256K @ 1Ghz per processor
2MB per processor with 4GBps throughput

January 2002

G4/933

256K @ 933MHz
2MB with 3.7GBps throughput

January 2002

G4/800

256K @ 800MHz
No "L3" cache

January 2002

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Bus Speed
(Mhz)

133 MHz 133 MHz 133 MH

RAM
(MAX)

512MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)
256MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)
256MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)

Graphics Support

NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot. ADC & VGA connections. NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot. ADC & VGA connections. ATI RADEON 7500 with 32MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot. ADC & VGA connections

Expansion
Slots

Three 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays.
(one filled)

Four full-length 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots
One AGP 4X slot [filled]

Three 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays.
(one filled)

Four full-length 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots
One AGP 4X slot [filled]

Three 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays.
(one filled)

Four full-length 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots
One AGP 4X slot [filled]

Hard Drive

80GB (7200 rpm) Ultra ATA 60GB (7200 rpm) Ultra ATA 40GB (7200 rpm) Ultra ATA

Optical Drive

Super Drive

Writes DVD-R at 2x
Reads DVDs at 6x
Writes CD-R at 8x
Writes CD-RW at 4x
R reads CDs at 24x

Super Drive

Writes DVD-R at 2x
Reads DVDs at 6x
Writes CD-R at 8x
Writes CD-RW at 4x
R reads CDs at 24x

CD-RW
Writes CD-R 24x
Writes CD-RW 10x
Reads CD-ROM 32x

 

Communication

Optional AirPort

10/100/1000BaseT

56k V.90 internal modem

Optional AirPort

10/100/1000BaseT

56k V.90 internal modem

Optional AirPort

10/100/1000BaseT

56k V.90 internal modem

 

Connectivity

ADC Connector & 15-pin mini D-Sub VGA connector

2 USB Ports
(12 Mbps each)

2 FireWire Ports

ADC Connector & 15-pin mini D-Sub VGA connector

2 USB Ports
(12 Mbps each)

2 FireWire Ports

ADC Connector & 15-pin mini D-Sub VGA connector

2 USB Ports
(12 Mbps each)

2 FireWire Ports

Previous Generation Power Macs
Model/Mhz

G4/800 Dual Processor

256K @ 800 MHz
2MB @ 200 MHz

July 2001

aka "Quicksilver"

G4/867

256K @ 867 MHz
2MB @ 217 MHz

July 2001

aka "Quicksilver"

G4/733

256K @ 733 MHz

July 2001

aka "Quicksilver"

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MSRP: $3,499

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Bus Speed
(Mhz)

133 MHz 133 MHz 100 MHz

RAM
(MAX)

256MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)
128MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)
128MB PC133 SDRAM
(1.5GB Max)

Graphics Support

NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with TwinView and 64MB of SDRAM in 4x AGP slot. NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB of SDRAM in 4x AGP slot. NVIDIA GeForce2 MX with 32MB of SDRAM in 4x AGP slot.

Expansion
Slots

Three 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays.
(one filled)
Three 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays.
(one filled)
1 CardBus slot

Hard Drive

80GB (7200 rpm) Ultra ATA/66 60GB (7200 rpm) Ultra ATA/66 20GB Ultra ATA 66
(4200 rpm)

Optical Drive

SuperDrive
Writes DVD-R 2x.
Reads DVDs 4x
Writes CD-R 8x
Writes CD-RW 4x
Reads CD

SuperDrive
Writes DVD-R 2x.
Reads DVDs 4x
Writes CD-R 8x
Writes CD-RW 4x
Reads CDs at 24x

"Combination drive"
(CD-RW & DVD-ROM)

Communication

Optional AirPort

10/100/1000BaseT

56k V.90 internal modem

Optional AirPort

10/100/1000BaseT

56k V.90 internal modem

 

56k V.90 modem
10/100/1000 BT Ethernet
AirPort slot
Infrared Port

Connectivity

ADC Connector & 15-pin mini D-Sub VGA connector

2 USB Ports
(12 Mbps each)

2 FireWire Ports

ADC Connector & 15-pin mini D-Sub VGA connector

2 USB Ports
(12 Mbps each)

2 FireWire Ports

2 USB Ports
1 FireWire Port
Audio out

       
 
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