82
Global
Score
82

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Model
1.6GHz

Key Specs

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
System RAM
256 MB

General

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Jaguar [10.2])

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5) (970 v2.2)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Single-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
Integrated TV tuner
no

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Tray loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
56k

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (1.5 GBps)

System

System bus speed
800 MHz

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express, PCI)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
256 MB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (2 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
yes (400, 800) (Powered)
FireWire (front)
yes (400)
Bluetooth
1.1

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio outputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal (420 W)
Model
Power Mac G5

Key Specs

Processor speed
2 GHz
System RAM
512 MB

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5)
Processor speed
2 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Dual-core

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
512 MB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (3 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (1 port(s))
FireWire (rear)
yes (400, 800)
FireWire (front)
yes (400)
Model
1.8GHz

Key Specs

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
System RAM
512 MB

General

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Jaguar [10.2])

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5) (970 v2.2)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Number of CPUs
1
Number of cores (per CPU)
Single-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
Integrated TV tuner
no

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Tray loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
56k

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (1.5 GBps)

System

System bus speed
900 MHz

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express, PCI)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
512 MB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (2 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
yes (400, 800) (Powered)
FireWire (front)
yes (400)
Bluetooth
1.1

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio outputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal (420 W)
Model
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.7

Key Specs

Processor speed
2.7 GHz

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5)
Processor speed
2.7 GHz
Number of CPUs
2
Model
Dual 2GHz

Key Specs

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS
Processor speed
2 GHz
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
System RAM
512 MB

General

Type
Tower
Bundled OS
Mac OS (Jaguar [10.2])

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5) (970 v2.2)
Processor speed
2 GHz
Number of CPUs
2
Number of cores (per CPU)
Single-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (ATI / AMD)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DVI, ADC
Integrated TV tuner
no

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Tray loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g) (WEP)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
56k

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (1.5 GBps)

System

System bus speed
1 GHz

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express, PCI)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
512 MB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (2 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
yes (400, 800) (Powered)
FireWire (front)
yes (400)
Bluetooth
1.1

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio inputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio outputs
3.5mm, TOSLINK (optical)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal (420 W)
Model
G5 Quad 2.5GHz

Key Specs

Type
Desktop
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DVI
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Desktop

Processor

Processor make
PowerPC (G5) (970MP)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of CPUs
2
Number of cores (per CPU)
Dual-core

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DVI (2 ports)
Integrated TV tuner
no

Optical media

Optical drives
1 (Tray loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Analog modem
None

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (3 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (1 port(s))
FireWire (rear)
yes (400, 800)
FireWire (front)
yes (400)
Bluetooth
No