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The Macintosh Performa series is a consumer product family of Apple Macintosh personal computers Apple Computer sold through department stores and mass-market retailers from 1992 until 1997, when it was superseded by the Power Macintosh 5x00 series. The Performa series was not an entirely new line of computers, but simply renamed models with slight hardware tweaks from Apple's regular professional oriented line of computers, such as Quadra, Centris, LC, and Power Macintosh. Whereas the non-Performa line of professional Macs were sold by Apple Authorized resellers, the Performa line was sold through big box and mass-market retailers such as Good Guys, Circuit City, and Sears. The initial series of models consisted of the Performa 200, based on the Macintosh Classic II, the Performa 400, based on the Macintosh LC II, and the Performa 600, based on the Macintosh IIvx.

The following table shows the various Performa models, and the non-Performa models to which they correspond:[6]

Performa system Equivalent Macintosh system
(with RAM/HD/VRAM configuration)
Introduction date
Performa 200 Macintosh Classic II, 4/80 August 19, 1992
Performa 250 Macintosh Color Classic February 10, 1993
Performa 275 Macintosh Color Classic II October 1, 1993
Performa 400 Macintosh LC II, 4/80/512 August 15, 1992
Performa 405 Macintosh LC II, 4/80/256, modem, .39 RGB April 15, 1993
Performa 430 Macintosh LC II, 4/120/512, modem, .39 RGB April 15, 1993
Performa 450 Macintosh LC III, 4/120/512, modem, .29 RGB April 15, 1993
Performa 410 Macintosh LC II, 4/80/512, modem, .39 RGB October 21, 1993
Performa 460 Macintosh LC III, 33 MHz, 4/80/512, modem, .39 RGB October 21, 1993
Performa 466, 467 Macintosh LC III, 33 MHz, 4/160/512, modem, .29 RGB October 21, 1993
Performa 475 Macintosh LC 475, 4/160/512, modem, .29 RGB October 21, 1993
Performa 476 Macintosh LC 475, 4/230/512, modem, .29 RGB October 21, 1993
Performa 550, 560 Macintosh LC 520, 5/160/768, modem, CD, Trinitron October 21, 1993
Performa 575 Macintosh LC 575, 5/250/1 MB, modem, CD, Trinitron April 26, 1994
Performa 577 Macintosh LC 575, 5/320/1 MB, modem, CD, Trinitron April 26, 1994
Performa 578 Macintosh LC 575, 8/320/1 MB, modem, CD, Trinitron April 26, 1994
Performa 580CD Macintosh LC 580 April 1, 1995
Performa 600 Macintosh IIvx w/out RAM cache, 4/160/512, FPU socket September 15, 1992
Performa 600CD Macintosh IIvx w/out RAM cache, 5/160/1, CD300i, FPU socket September 15, 1992
Performa 63XCD* Macintosh LC 630, Macintosh Quadra 630, w/CD300i July 1, 1994
Performa 640 DOS Compatible Macintosh LC 630 DOS Compatible May 1, 1995
Performa 52XX* Power Macintosh 5200 LC April 3, 1995
Performa 53XX* Power Macintosh 5300 August 28, 1995
Performa 61XX* Power Macintosh 6100 March 14, 1994
Performa 62XX/63X0* Power Macintosh 6200, Power Macintosh 6300 May 28, 1995
Performa 6360 Power Macintosh 6300/160 October 17, 1996
Performa 64X0* Power Macintosh 6400 August 7, 1996
Performa 6500 Power Macintosh 6500 February 17, 1997

* X Denotes multiple variants of the same model (i.e. Performa 630CD and Performa 638CD).[7]

Models

Apple Macintosh Performa 5200CD

Macintosh Performa 5200CD

Apple Macintosh Performa 5200CD
The Apple Macintosh Performa 5200CD features a 75 MHz PowerPC 603 processor, 8 MB of RAM, either a 790 MB or 1.0 GB hard drive and either a 2X or 4X CD-ROM drive in an attractive all-in-one case with a 15" shadow mask color monitor. Video input and a TV tuner were installed by default in the M3941LL/A configuration and optional on all configurations.

Both this model and the educational version, the Power Macintosh 5200/75 LC were sold only in North America.

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Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000069 SG6024BU6SJ -
H0000356 SG6158QB6SA -
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: May 1, 1995
Discontinued Date: February 1, 1996
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
Processor Speed: 75 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: N/A
FPU: Integrated
  • N/A
System Bus Speed: 37.5 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 16k
L2 Cache: 256k
  • N/A
RAM Type: 72-pin SIMM
Min. RAM Speed: 80 ns
  • N/A
Standard RAM: 8 MB
Maximum RAM: 64 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 2
  • RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
Video Card: Integrated
VRAM Type: Integrated
  • 1 MB of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • When system RAM is upgraded, 1 MB of RAM remains dedicated to video function.
Display Support: 15" Color
Resolution Support: 640x480
  • 15" Shadow Mask RGB display. It supports 640x480 at 16-bit and 800x600 and 832x624 at 8-bit.
2nd Display Support: Single Display
2nd Max. Resolution: Variable
  • This model can support a second display with the addition of an LC PDS video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
Standard Hard Drive: 790 MB, 1 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • By default, this model is configured with either a 790 MB or a 1 GB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
Standard Optical: 2X, 4X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • By default, this model is configured with either a 2X or 4X CD-ROM drive.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • 10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
Expansion Slots: 1 LC PDS, Comm, Video I/O, TV
Expansion Bays: None
  • This model has a single LC PDS, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots. Video input and TV slots occupied by default in M3941LL/A configuration.
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: Power Mac 5200
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M3940LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Mac Performa 5200CD
  • M3940LL/A refers to this model equipped with a 790 MB hard drive and a 2X CD-ROM drive. M3941LL/A is equipped with the same storage and optical drive, but adds a video input card and TV. M4110LL/A is equipped with a 1 GB hard drive and a 4X CD-ROM drive.
Apple Model No: M3046
Gestalt ID: 41
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3046 Model Number and 41 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 4.5V Alkaline
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.1, 7.5.3-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 17.5 x 15.1 x 16.0
Avg. Weight: 47 lbs (21.3 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (44.5 cm, 38.4 cm, 40.6 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1900, US$2300
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple Macintosh Performa 5400

Macintosh Performa 5400/160

Apple Macintosh Performa 5400/160
The Apple Macintosh Performa 5400/160, based on the Alchemy architecture, features a 160 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.6 GB hard drive and an 8X CD-ROM drive in an attractive all-in-one case with a 15" shadow mask color monitor.

This model was sold in Asia and Europe, but not in the United States.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
- - -
External Links
Detailed description

Macintosh Performa 5400/180 (DE)

Apple Macintosh Performa 5400/180 (DE)
The Apple Macintosh Performa 5400/180, based on the Alchemy architecture, features a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.6 GB hard drive and an 8X CD-ROM drive in an ultracool black all-in-one case with a 15" shadow mask color monitor.

The Performa 5400/180 DE (Director's Edition) -- sold only in Australia -- features 24 MB of RAM, a 2.4 GB hard drive, and TV/video capabilities in the same black case.

Unfortunately, no versions of this model were sold in North America.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000023 SG6446MQ953 -
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 1, 1996
Discontinued Date: 160:December 1, 1997
180:June 1, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1996.
Processor Speed: 160:160 MHz
180:180 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k (Optional)
RAM Type: 168-pin DIMM
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports two 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
Standard RAM: 160:16 MB
180:16 MB, 24 MB
Maximum RAM: 136 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB
RAM Slots: 2
  • RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
Video Card: Integrated
VRAM Type: Integrated
  • 1 MB of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • When system RAM is upgraded, 1 MB of RAM remains dedicated to video function.
Display Support: 15" Color
Resolution Support: 800x600
  • 15" Shadow Mask RGB display. It supports 640x480 and 800x600 at 16-bit and 832x624 and 1024x768 at 8-bit.
2nd Display Support: Mirroring Only
2nd Max. Resolution: 1024x768
  • This model can mirror the internal display at 640x480, 800x600, 832x624 or 1024x768 on an external display.
Standard Hard Drive: 160:1.6 GB
180:1.6 GB, 2.4 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • 160:By default, this model is configured with a 1.6 GB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
  • 180:By default, this model is configured with either a 1.6 GB or 2.4 GB (Director's Edition) internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
Standard Optical: 8X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • By default, this model is configured with an 8X CD-ROM drive.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • 10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
Expansion Slots: 1 PCI, Comm, Video I/O, TV
Expansion Bays: None
  • 160:This model has a single PCI, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots.
  • 180:This model has a single PCI, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots. In the Director's Edition, sold only in Australia, the TV, video input and video output expansion slots are occupied.
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: Power Mac 5200
Apple Order No: N/A
Apple Subfamily: 160:Mac Performa 5400/160
180:Mac Performa 5400/180
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: 74
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and 74 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 4.5V Alkaline
Battery Life: N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.3
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.3-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 17.5 x 15.1 x 16.0
Avg. Weight: 47 lbs (21.3 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (44.5 cm, 38.4 cm, 40.6 cm).
Original Price (US): N/A
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Apple Macintosh Performa 6360

Macintosh Performa 6360/160

Apple Macintosh Performa 6360/160
The Apple Macintosh Performa 6360/160 features a 160 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 1.2 GB hard drive, and an 8X CD-ROM drive in a compact desktop case.

Although the Performa 6360/160 name is similar to earlier "Performa 6300" series models, the 6360/160 is considerably different internally with a faster processor, 8 MB of onboard RAM and faster DIMM-based memory expansion. It has a faster CD-ROM drive as well.

To purchase or upgrade a vintage Mac -- and newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status Case
colour
Order
Number
Model
Number
Model
Identification
H0000103 XB7200RE8X0 -
External Links
Detailed description

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: October 17, 1996
Discontinued Date: October 1, 1997
  • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1996.
Processor Speed: 160 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
  • This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party
FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: N/A
  • N/A
ROM Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 32k
L2 Cache: 256k (Optional)
  • N/A
RAM Type: 168-pin DIMM
Min. RAM Speed: 70 ns
  • Supports two 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
Standard RAM: 16 MB
Maximum RAM: 136 MB
Motherboard RAM: 8 MB
RAM Slots: 2
  • RAM cannot be interleaved to improve performance.
Video Card: Integrated
VRAM Type: Integrated
  • 1 MB of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
Standard VRAM: 1 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1 MB
  • When system RAM is upgraded, 1 MB of RAM remains dedicated to video function.
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 800x600
  • By default, this model supports a single display at 640x480 or 800x600 at 16-bit or 832x624 or 1024x768 at 8-bit.
2nd Display Support: Single Display
2nd Max. Resolution: Variable
  • This model can support a second display with the addition of a video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.2 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE
  • By default, this model is configured with a 1.2 GB internal IDE hard drive. It does not support an internal SCSI hard drive.
Standard Optical: 8X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • By default, this model is configured with an 8X CD-ROM drive.
Standard Modem: None
Standard Ethernet: None
  • 10Base-T Ethernet was available as an option.
Expansion Slots: 1 PCI, Comm, Video I/O, TV
Expansion Bays: None
  • This model has a single PCI, Comm, TV, and both video input and video output expansion slots.
Case Type: Desktop
Form Factor: Macintosh Quadra 630
  • N/A
Apple Order No: M5319LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Performa 6360/160
  • N/A
Apple Model No: N/A
Gestalt ID: 58
  • Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

    Also see: All Macs with the N/A Model Number and 58 Gestalt ID.

    For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 4.5V Alkaline
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.1
Supported Mac OS: 7.5.1, 7.5.3-9.1
  • Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

    For systems capable of running older versions of the Mac OS -- as well as modern ones -- please see site sponsor OHS. OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 4.3 x 12.6 x 16.5
Avg. Weight: 19.0 lbs (8.6 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (10.9 cm, 32 cm, 41.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$1500
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

Documentation

Series

Apple Macintosh Performa series documentation

Platform

Apple PowerPC platform documentation

Contacts: afberendsen AT gmail DOT com
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