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Apple Upgrades PowerMac G5 Line
8:13 AM | Franklin Pride | Comment on this story

Just when you think that computers can't get faster, they get faster. Apple has released a new line of G5s that boast speeds of up to 2.7 GHz. The computers have been released with Tiger, the latest upgrade to Mac OS X.

The lineup starts off with a 1.8GHz G5 tower available at the $1499 price point. From there, each of the towers features dual processor G5's with either the 128MB Radeon 9600 or the 256MB Radeon 9650:

The Power Mac G5, with a suggested retail price of $1,999 (US), includes:

  • Dual 2.0 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • 512MB 400 MHz DDR SDRAM (4GB maximum);
  • 160GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • ATI Radeon 9600 with 128MB DDR SDRAM;
  • 3 PCI slots (64-bit 33MHz); and
  • 16X SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±R/CD-RW).

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

  • Dual 2.3 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • 512MB 400 MHz DDR SDRAM (8GB maximum);
  • 250GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • ATI Radeon 9600 with 128MB DDR SDRAM;
  • 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and
  • 16X SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±R/CD-RW).

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

  • Dual 2.7 GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5;
  • 512MB 400 MHz DDR SDRAM (8GB maximum);
  • 250GB Serial ATA 7200 rpm hard drive;
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot;
  • ATI Radeon 9650 with 256MB DDR SDRAM and support for one 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display;
  • 3 PCI-X slots (one 64-bit 133 MHz, two 64-bit 100 MHz); and
  • 16X SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±R/CD-RW).
  • Consumers also have the option to purchase it with a newly priced set of flat panel displays. To read the details and perhaps purchase one of these new super-systems, visit the links section.

    PowerMac G5 Info
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