Apple introduces two new Dual Processor Power Mac G5 systems

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 18 2003 @ 21:44 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple today introduced two new dual processor Power Mac G5 desktop computers. The line already had a 2.0GHz model and now they have added a cheaper 1.8GHz G5 ($2,499) and a 1.6GHz G5 ($1,799). These systems have a 64-bit CPU from IBM, the Power4 with a 800MHz, 900MHz or 1GHz FSB, and support up to 8GB of memory. All Power Mac systems are delivered with Max OS X v10.3.

The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $1,799 (US), includes:

  • 1.6 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • 800 MHz front-side bus;
  • 256MB 333 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM (4GB maximum);
  • 80GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB DDR SDRAM;
  • 3 PCI slots (64-bit, 33 MHz); and
  • 4x SuperDriveā„¢ (DVD-R/CD-RW).

The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $2,499 (US), includes:

  • Dual 1.8 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • Dual independent 900 MHz front-side buses;
  • 512MB 400 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM (8GB maximum);
  • 160GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB DDR SDRAM;
  • 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit, 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and
  • 4x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW).

The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $2,999 (US), includes:

  • Dual 2.0 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • Dual independent 1 GHz front-side buses;
  • 512MB 400 MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM (8GB maximum);
  • 160GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • RADEON 9600 Pro with 64MB DDR SDRAM;
  • 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and
  • 4x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW).


Much more specifications and information can be found here


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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