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[130] Apple Power Macintosh G3 Desktop

Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 Desktop

Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Desktop The Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 Desktop, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 233 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (starting May 1, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB of VRAM (expandable to 6 MB), and the standard "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable desktop case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache. Custom configuration options included an Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, internal DVD-ROM drive, internal Zip drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, superior graphics, and a Firewire card, among others.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000074 SG8191MFCXX Unknown state
H0000458 SG7481JVAM4 Unknown state

Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 Desktop

Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Desktop The Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 Desktop, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 266 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+, Rage Pro (starting May 1, 1998), or Rage Pro Turbo (starting August 12, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB of VRAM (expandable to 6 MB), and the standard "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable desktop case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

There were at least two different "standard" configurations of the Power Macintosh G3/266 Desktop -- the original version (M6202LL/A) equipped with ATI 3D Rage II+ or ATI Rage Pro graphics and a Zip drive for US$2400 and a second revision (M6508LL/A) -- introduced August 12, 1998 -- configured with ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics and no Zip drive for US$1599.

Custom configuration options included an Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, internal DVD-ROM drive, internal Zip drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, superior graphics, and a Firewire card among others.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000075 SG8480XXD8X Unknown state

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 233:November 10, 1997
266:November 10, 1997
Discontinued Date: 233:August 12, 1998
266:December 14, 1998
  • 233: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 1997.
  • 266: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.

    *Second configuration (M6508LL/A) with ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics and no Zip drive introduced on August 12, 1998.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 233:233 MHz
266:266 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
  • N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G3 models have the processor mounted on a ZIF socket.
System Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 233:117 MHz
266:133 MHz
  • 233:This system has a 117 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
  • 266:This system has a 133 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (backside)
  • 233:The 512k of backside cache has a 117 MHz bus.
  • 266:The 512k of backside cache has a 133 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC66 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports low profile 10 ns PC66 168-pin SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 32 MB
Maximum RAM: 768 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: 3D Rage II+
VRAM Type: EDO SGRAM
  • 233:ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998.
  • 266:ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998, and upgraded to ATI Rage Pro Turbo starting August 12, 1998 (M6508LL/A).
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 6 MB
  • This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM).
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 1024x768
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz." It can support resolutions up to 1600x1200 with the maximum 6 MB of VRAM installed.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 4.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE/ATA-2 & SCSI
  • Shipped standard with an IDE/ATA-2 hard drive but also has an internal SCSI bus (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
Standard Optical: 24X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • 233:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). It also could be configured with an internal Zip 100 drive as a build-to-order option.
  • 266:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). Internal Zip 100 drive standard in original configuration (M6202LL/A), available build-to-order in second configuration (M6508LL/A).
Standard Modem: 56k (optional)
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet also was available as a build-to-order option.
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • N/A
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
  • Firewire "400" available via build-to-order.
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, Personality
Expansion Bays: 2 3.5"
  • 233:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output.

    It has two 3.5" drive bays (one is internal and intended for a hard drive, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, the external 3.5" bay is free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
  • 266:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output.

    It has two 3.5" drive bays (one is internal and intended for a hard drive, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, the external 3.5" bay is occupied by a Zip 100 drive in the original configuration (M6202LL/A) and open in the second configuration (M6508LL/A). The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: AppleDesign Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple ADB Mouse II
  • N/A
Case Type: Desktop
Form Factor: Power Mac G3 DT (Beige)
  • N/A
Apple Order No: 233:M6141LL/A
266:M6202LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G3 DT
  • 233:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 266:M6202LL/A was the model number assigned to the original configuration with ATI 3D Rage II+ or ATI Rage Pro graphics and a Zip drive. M6508LL/A refers to the configuration introduced August 12, 1998 with ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics and no Zip drive. The configurations are otherwise identical.
Apple Model No: M3979 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • This model does not have a Model Identifier. Its Gestalt ID is 510.

    Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M3979 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 3.6V Lithium
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.0
Maximum MacOS: X 10.2.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • All Power Macintosh G3 models are capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 6.3 x 14.4 x 16.9
Avg. Weight: 22.0 lbs. (10 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (16 cm, 36.6 cm, 42.9 cm).
Original Price (US): US$2400
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • 233:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 266:The first configuration originally sold for US$2400 (M6202LL/A). The second configuration sold for US$1599 (M6508LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[406] Apple Power Macintosh G3 Minitower

Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 Minitower

Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 Minitower The Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 Minitower, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 233 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, a Zip 100 drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (starting May 1, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB of VRAM (expandable to 6 MB), and the standard "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable minitower case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache. Custom configuration options included an Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, internal DVD-ROM drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, superior graphics, and a Firewire card, among others.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 Minitower

Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower The Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 Minitower, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 266 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB or 6.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (starting May 1, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB or 6 MB of VRAM, and either the "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output or the "Wings personality card" with audio/video input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable minitower case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

There were at least two different "standard" configurations of the Power Macintosh G3/266 Minitower -- the original version (M6142LL/A) with 32 MB of RAM, a 6 GB IDE hard drive, 2 MB of VRAM, a Zip drive, S-video and composite video input/output ports (Wings) for US$3000, and the second version (M6459LL/A) -- added January 6, 1998 -- with 128 MB of RAM, a 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, 6 MB of VRAM installed on board (and an additional 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card), dual display support, and both 10Base-T and 10/100Base-T Ethernet for US$4199.

Custom configuration options -- some of which were standard on the M6459LL/A configuration -- included an Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, an internal DVD-ROM drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, superior graphics, and a Firewire card, among others.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Apple Power Macintosh G3/300 Minitower

Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 Minitower The Apple Power Macintosh G3/300 Minitower, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of backside cache, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB or 8.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (starting May 1, 1998), or Rage Pro Turbo (after August 12, 1998) graphics acceleration with 6 MB of VRAM (some configurations offer additional VRAM on a PCI card), and either the "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output or the "Wings personality card" with audio/video input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable minitower case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

There were at least three different "standard" configurations of the Power Macintosh G3/300 Minitower -- the original version (M6572LL/A) equipped with 64 MB of RAM, a single 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, and 6 MB of VRAM for US$3399. A second original configuration (M6494LL/A) was configured with 128 MB of RAM, dual 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drives, 6 MB of VRAM installed onboard and an additional 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card, dual display support, and both 10Base-T and 10/100Base-T Ethernet for US$4599.

The second model (M7247LL/A) -- introduced August 12, 1998 -- shipped with a single 8 GB IDE/ATA-2 hard drive, a Zip drive, Rage Pro Turbo graphics with 6 MB of VRAM and the "Wings personality card" with audio and video input/output for US$2399. Custom configurations also were available.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Apple Power Macintosh G3/333 Minitower

Apple Power Macintosh G3 333 Minitower The Apple Power Macintosh G3/333 Minitower, based on the compact Gossamer architecture, features a 333 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of backside cache, 128 MB of RAM, a 9.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, a Zip 100 drive, ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics acceleration with 6 MB of VRAM, and the standard "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable minitower case.

The Power Macintosh G3 models were the first Apple Macs to use the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor which also unveiled a new "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

Custom configuration options include an internal DVD-ROM drive, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, superior graphics, and a Firewire card, among others.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 233:November 10, 1997
266:November 10, 1997
300:March 17, 1998
333:August 12, 1998
Discontinued Date: 233:July 7, 1998
266:August 12, 1998
300:December 14, 1998
333:December 14, 1998
  • 233: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 1997.
  • 266: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.

    *Second configuration (M6459LL/A) added January 8, 1998.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1997.
  • 300: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.

    The first models (M6572LL/A and M6494LL/A ) were discontinued July 7, 1998. The second model (M7247LL/A) was introduced August 12, 1998.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1998.
  • 333: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.

    *This model shipped October 1, 1998.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1998.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 233:233 MHz
266:266 MHz
300:300 MHz
333:333 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
  • N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G3 models have the processor mounted on a ZIF socket.
System Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 233:117 MHz
266:133 MHz
300:150 MHz
333:167 MHz
  • 233:This system has a 117 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
  • 266:This system has a 133 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
  • 300:This system has a 150 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 333:This system has a 167 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 233,266:512k (backside)
300,333:1 MB (backside)
  • 233:The 512k of backside cache has a 117 MHz bus.
  • 266:The 512k of backside cache has a 133 MHz bus.
  • 300:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 150 MHz bus.
  • 333:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 167 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC66 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports 10 ns PC66 168-pin SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 233:32 MB
266:32 MB, 128 MB
300:64 MB, 128 MB
333:128 MB
Maximum RAM: 768 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: 233,266,300:3D Rage II+
333:Rage Pro Turbo
VRAM Type: EDO SGRAM
  • 233:ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998.
  • 266:ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998. The M6142LL/A configuration also has 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card.
  • 300:ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998, and upgraded to ATI Rage Pro Turbo starting August 12, 1998.
  • 333:ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics with 6 MB of VRAM.
Standard VRAM: 233:2 MB
266:2 MB, 6 MB
300,333:6 MB
Maximum VRAM: 6 MB
  • 233:This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM).
  • 266:This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM). The M6142LL/A configuration 6 MB of VRAM standard onboard and 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card.
  • 300:This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM). M6572LL/A and M7247LL/A shipped with 6 MB of VRAM. The M6494LL/A configuration shipped with 6 MB of VRAM installed and an additional 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card.
  • 333:This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM). It shipped with 6 MB of VRAM pre-installed.
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 233,266,300:1024x768
333:1600x1200
  • 233:Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz." It can support resolutions up to 1600x1200 with the maximum 6 MB of VRAM installed.
  • 266:Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz." It can support resolutions up to 1600x1200 with the maximum 6 MB of VRAM installed.

    *The M6142LL/A configuration supports dual displays.
  • 300:Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz." It can support resolutions up to 1600x1200 with the maximum 6 MB of VRAM installed.

    *The M6494LL/A configuration supports dual displays.
  • 333:Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz." It can support resolutions up to 1600x1200 with the maximum 6 MB of VRAM installed.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • 233:N/A
  • 266:The M6142LL/A configuration supports dual displays with a pre-installed PCI card.
  • 300:The M6494LL/A configuration supports dual displays with a pre-installed PCI card.
  • 333:N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 233:4.0 GB
266:4.0 GB, 6.0 GB
300:4.0, 4.0 x2, 8.0 GB
333:9.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE/ATA-2 & SCSI
  • 233:Shipped standard with an IDE/ATA-2 hard drive but also has an internal SCSI bus (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 266:M6142LL/A shipped standard with an IDE/ATA-2 hard drive. M6459LL/A shipped with an Ultra/Wide SCSI PCI card and hard drive. This system also has an internal SCSI bus (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 300:M6572LL/A shipped with a single 4.0 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive and corresponding PCI card, M6494LL/A shipped with dual 4.0 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drives and a corresponding PCI card, and M7247LL/A shipped with a single 8.0 GB IDE hard drive.

    *This system has internal buses for IDE/ATA-2 and SCSI (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 333:It shipped with a 9.0 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive and a corresponding PCI card pre-installed, but it could be configured with slower IDE drives as well.

    *This system has internal buses for IDE/ATA-2 and SCSI (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
Standard Optical: 24X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • 233:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). An internal Zip 100 drive also was standard.
  • 266:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). An internal Zip 100 drive also was standard on the M6142LL/A configuration.
  • 300:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). An internal Zip 100 drive also was available as a build-to-order option for M6572LL/A and M6494LL/A, and standard on M7247LL/A.
  • 333:24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. An optional DVD-ROM drive was available by custom configuration (did not support MPEG-2 video playback without a third-party solution). An internal Zip 100 drive also was pre-installed.
Standard Modem: 56k (optional)
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 233:10/100Base-T Ethernet also was available as a build-to-order option.
  • 266:10/100Base-T Ethernet also was available as a build-to-order option on the M6142LL/A configuration and standard on the M6459LL/A configuration.
  • 300:10/100Base-T Ethernet also was standard on the M6494LL/A configuration. It was available via build-to-order on the other configurations.
  • 333:10/100Base-T Ethernet also was available as a build-to-order option.
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • N/A
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
  • Firewire "400" available via build-to-order.
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, Personality
Expansion Bays: 1 3.5", 3 5.25"
  • 233:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output.

    It has one "internal" 3.5" bay (for a hard drive) and three external 5.25" bays (which can be used by hard drives and removable media drives). By default, one external 5.25" bay is free.
  • 266:In the original default configuration (M6142LL/A), this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Wings personality card" providing audio and video input/output. In the second default configuration (M6459LL/A) one 33 MHz PCI slot is open and the "personality card" slot is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" that provides audio input/output (no video).

    It has one "internal" 3.5" bay (for a hard drive) and three external 5.25" bays (which can be used by hard drives and removable media drives). By default, one external 5.25" bay is free on the M6142LL/A configuration and two on the M6459LL/A configuration.
  • 300:In the original default configuration (M6572LL/A), this model has two open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output. In the second default configuration (M6494LL/A) one 33 MHz PCI slot is open and the "personality card" slot also is occupied by a "Whisper personality card". The second model (M7247LL/A) -- introduced August 12, 1998 -- shipped with three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot occupied by a "Wings personality card" which provides audio and video input/output.

    It has one "internal" 3.5" bay (for a hard drive) and three external 5.25" bays (which can be used by hard drives and removable media drives). By default, one external 5.25" bay is free on the M7247LL/A configuration (a Zip 100 drive was pre-installed) and two external 5.25" bays are free on the two original models.
  • 333:In the default configuration, this model has two open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output. It has one "internal" 3.5" bay (for a hard drive) and three external 5.25" bays (which can be used by hard drives and removable media drives). By default, one external 5.25" bay is free.
Incl. Keyboard: AppleDesign Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple ADB Mouse II
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G3 MT (Beige)
  • N/A
Apple Order No: 233:M6431LL/A
266:M6142LL/A
300:M6572LL/A
333:M7107LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G3 MT
  • 233:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 266:M6142LL/A refers to the configuration with 32 MB of RAM, a 6 GB IDE hard drive, 2 MB of VRAM, a Zip drive, S-video and composite video input/output ports. M6459LL/A was assigned to the configuration added January 6, 1998 -- with 128 MB of RAM, a 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, 6 MB of VRAM installed onboard (and an additional 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card), dual display support, and both 10Base-T and 10/100Base-T Ethernet.
  • 300:M6572LL/A refers to the original configuration equipped with 64 MB of RAM, a single 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drive, and 6 MB of VRAM. M6494LL/A was assigned to the original configuration with 128 MB of RAM, dual 4 GB Ultra/Wide SCSI hard drives, 6 MB of VRAM installed onboard and an additional 8 MB of VRAM on a 2D/3D graphics PCI card, dual display support, and both 10Base-T and 10/100Base-T Ethernet.

    The second model -- introduced August 12, 1998 -- was assigned M7247LL/A and shipped with a single 8 GB IDE/ATA-2 hard drive, a Zip drive, 6 MB of VRAM (Rage Pro Turbo) and the "Wings personality card" with audio and video input/output.
  • 333:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M4405 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • This model does not have a Model Identifier. Its Gestalt ID is 510.

    Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4405 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 3.6V Lithium
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 233,266,300:8.0
333:8.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.2.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • All Power Macintosh G3 models are capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 15.2 x 9.6 x 17.8
Avg. Weight: 33.1 lbs. (15 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (38.6 cm, 24.4 cm, 45.2 cm).
Original Price (US): 233:US$2400
266:US$3000, US$4199
300:US$2399-US$4599
333:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • 233:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 266:US$3000 for the original configuration (M6142LL/A) and US$4199 for the second configuration added January 6, 1998 (M6459LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 300:The original entry-level configuration (M6572LL/A) sold for US$3399, and the high-end dual drive configuration (M6494LL/A) sold for US$4599. The second model (M7247LL/A) sold for US$2399.

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 333:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[134] Apple Power Macintosh G3 All-in-One

Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 All-in-One

Apple Power Macintosh G3 233 All-in-One The Apple Power Macintosh G3/233 All-in-One -- based on the compact Gossamer architecture and codenamed Artemis -- features a 233 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (after May 1, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB of VRAM (expandable to 6 MB), and the standard "Whisper personality card" with audio input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable all-in-one case. Custom configurations also were available.

Like all other Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3/233 All-in-One uses the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor with a "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

This model was sold exclusively to the education market and was not offered at all outside of North America.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 All-in-One

Apple Power Macintosh G3 266 All-in-One The Apple Power Macintosh G3/266 All-in-One -- based on the compact Gossamer architecture and codenamed Artemis -- features a 266 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 32 MB of RAM, a 4.0 GB hard drive, a 24X CD-ROM drive, ATI 3D Rage II+ or Rage Pro (after May 1, 1998) graphics acceleration with 2 MB of VRAM (expandable to 6 MB), and the "Wings personality card" with audio and video input/output -- all packed into an easily expandable all-in-one case. Custom configurations also were available.

Like all other Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3/266 All-in-One uses the "third-generation" (G3) PowerPC 750 processor with a "backside" level 2 cache for a substantial performance boost compared to earlier systems using a "lookaside" level 2 cache.

The Power Macintosh G3/266 All-in-One is identical to the entry-level Power Macintosh G3/233 All-in-One except the "G3/266" model has a faster processor and the "Wings personality card" which provides S-video and composite input/output ports.

Both Power Macintosh G3 "All-in-One" models were sold exclusively to the education market and were not offered at all outside of North America.

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: March 31, 1998
Discontinued Date: September 1, 1998
  • 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 1998.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: N/A
  • N/A These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the N/A* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 233:233 MHz
266:266 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
  • N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G3 models have the processor mounted on a ZIF socket.
System Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 233:117 MHz
266:133 MHz
  • 233:This system has a 117 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
  • 266:This system has a 133 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM
ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
  • N/A
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 512k (backside)
  • 233:The 512k of backside cache has a 117 MHz bus.
  • 266:The 512k of backside cache has a 133 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC66 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Supports low profile 10 ns PC66 168-pin SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 32 MB
Maximum RAM: 768 MB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: 3D Rage II+
VRAM Type: EDO SGRAM
  • ATI 3D Rage II+ graphics onboard originally, upgraded to ATI Rage Pro starting May 1, 1998.
Standard VRAM: 2 MB
Maximum VRAM: 6 MB
  • This model has 2 MB of VRAM onboard and a single expansion slot that supports an additional 4 MB of VRAM (3.3V 83 MHz 144-pin SO-DIMM).
Display Support: 15.0" (13.8")
Resolution Support: 1024x768
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "thousands of colors at up to 1024 by 768-pixel resolution (24-bit), [and] millions of colors at up to 832 by 624-pixel resolution (32-bit), refresh rate of up to 85 Hz."
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 4.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: IDE/ATA-2 & SCSI
  • Shipped standard with an IDE/ATA-2 hard drive but also has an internal SCSI bus (up to 5 MB/second) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
Standard Optical: 24X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
  • 24X tray-loading CD-ROM drive standard. It also could be configured with an internal Zip 100 drive as a build-to-order option.
Standard Modem: 56k (optional)
Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet also was available as a build-to-order option.
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • N/A
USB Ports: None
Firewire Ports: None
  • N/A
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, Personality
Expansion Bays: 2 3.5"
  • 233:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Whisper personality card" providing audio input/output.

    It has two 3.5" drive bays (one is internal and intended for a hard drive, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, the external 3.5" bay is free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
  • 266:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and the "personality card" slot that is occupied by a "Wings personality card" providing audio and video input/output.

    It has two 3.5" drive bays (one is internal and intended for a hard drive, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, the external 3.5" bay is free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: AppleDesign Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple ADB Mouse II
  • N/A
Case Type: All-in-One
Form Factor: Power Mac G3 AIO (Beige)
  • N/A
Apple Order No: 233:M6319LL/A
266:M6321LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G3 AIO
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M4787 (EMC None)
Model ID: N/A
  • This model does not have a Model Identifier. Its Gestalt ID is 510.

    Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M4787 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the N/A* Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 3.6V Lithium
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 8.0
Maximum MacOS: X 10.2.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.2.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • All Power Macintosh G3 models are capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 19.9 x 16.1 x 18.0
Avg. Weight: 59.5 lbs. (26.8 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (50.5 cm, 40.9 cm, 45.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 233:US$1499
266:US$1799
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[133] Apple Power Macintosh G3 (Blue and White)

Apple Power Macintosh G3/300 (Blue & White)

Apple Power Macintosh G3 300 (Blue & White) The Apple Power Macintosh G3/300 (Blue & White), based on the Yosemite architecture, features a 300 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 512k of backside cache, 64 MB of RAM, a 6 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM.

The Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) series unveils a dramatically different translucent "blue and white" enclosure with a "fold down door" on the side that makes the system extremely easy to upgrade. It also introduced Firewire -- a then new high speed peripheral connection standard -- and was the first "pro" system to include USB (along with an ADB port for "legacy" use). It dropped traditional Mac serial ports and onboard SCSI.

Compared to earlier Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) line -- in addition to the even easier-to-upgrade case -- uses generally faster processors, a faster motherboard design with a faster system bus (100 MHz compared to 66 MHz), faster RAM (PC100 compared to PC66), and a faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/33 compared to IDE/ATA-2).

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Apple Power Macintosh G3/350 (Blue and White)

The Apple Power Macintosh G3/350 (Blue & White), based on the Yosemite architecture, features a 350 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of backside cache, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 6 GB or 12 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive or a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM.

There are three modestly different configurations of this model -- M6668LL/A -- which shipped equipped with 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, and a 5X DVD-ROM drive for US$1999, M6666LL/A -- which shipped with 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and a Zip 100 drive for US$2499, and M7556LL/A -- introduced June 1, 1999 -- which swapped the DVD-ROM drive for a CD-ROM drive but is otherwise identical to M6668LL/A. However, the revised configuration sold for only US$1599.

The Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) series unveils a dramatically different translucent "blue and white" enclosure with a "fold down door" on the side that makes the system extremely easy to upgrade. It also introduced Firewire -- a then new high speed peripheral connection standard -- and was the first "pro" system to include USB (along with an ADB port for "legacy" use). It dropped traditional Mac serial ports and onboard SCSI.

Compared to earlier Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) line -- in addition to the even easier-to-upgrade case -- uses generally faster processors, a faster motherboard design with a faster system bus (100 MHz compared to 66 MHz), faster RAM (PC100 compared to PC66), and a faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/33 compared to IDE/ATA-2).

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000150 SG9231BZGHZ Unknown state

Apple Power Macintosh G3/400 (Blue and White)

The Apple Power Macintosh G3/400 (Blue & White), based on the Yosemite architecture, features a 400 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of backside cache, 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 9 GB Ultra2 SCSI, 6 GB Ultra ATA/33, or 12 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive or a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM.

There are three modestly different configurations of this model. The first version (M6665LL/A) -- shipped on January 5, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 9.0 GB Ultra2 SCSI hard drive, and a 32X CD-ROM drive for US$2999.

On June 1, 1999, the original version was discontinued and replaced by M7555LL/A -- configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, and a 5X DVD-ROM drive for US$1999 -- and M7554LL/A -- configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive and an internal Zip 100 drive for US$2499.

The Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) series unveils a dramatically different translucent "blue and white" enclosure with a "fold down door" on the side that makes the system extremely easy to upgrade. It also introduced Firewire -- a then new high speed peripheral connection standard -- and was the first "pro" system to include USB (along with an ADB port for "legacy" use). It dropped traditional Mac serial ports and onboard SCSI.

Compared to earlier Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) line -- in addition to the even easier-to-upgrade case -- uses generally faster processors, a faster motherboard design with a faster system bus (100 MHz compared to 66 MHz), faster RAM (PC100 compared to PC66), and a faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/33 compared to IDE/ATA-2).

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000034 SG912EQWG9A Not bootinh

Apple Power Macintosh G3/450 (Blue & White)

Apple Power Macintosh G3 450 (Blue & White) The Apple Power Macintosh G3/450 (Blue & White), based on the Yosemite architecture, features a 450 MHz PowerPC 750 (G3) processor with 1 MB of backside cache, 128 MB of RAM, a 9 GB Ultra2 SCSI, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. Custom configurations also were available.

The Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) series unveils a dramatically different translucent "blue and white" enclosure with a "fold down door" on the side that makes the system extremely easy to upgrade. It also introduced Firewire -- a then new high speed peripheral connection standard -- and was the first "pro" system to include USB (along with an ADB port for "legacy" use). It dropped traditional Mac serial ports and onboard SCSI.

Compared to earlier Power Macintosh G3 models, the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) line -- in addition to the even easier-to-upgrade case -- uses generally faster processors, a faster motherboard design with a faster system bus (100 MHz compared to 66 MHz), faster RAM (PC100 compared to PC66), and a faster hard drive standard (Ultra ATA/33 compared to IDE/ATA-2).

To purchase or upgrade a G3 Mac -- as well as newer Macs -- see site sponsor OHS.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 300:January 5, 1999
350,400:January 5, 1999
450:June 1, 1999
Discontinued Date: 300:June 1, 1999
350,400:August 31, 1999
450:August 31, 1999
  • 300: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 1999.
  • 350,400: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.

    *On June 1, 1999, this system was modestly reconfigured.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1999.
  • 450: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 1999.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 300:164
350:210
400:223
450:380
  • This model only is compatible with the 32-bit Geekbench 2 benchmark. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

    You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac1,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 300:300 MHz
350:350 MHz
400:400 MHz
450:450 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 750 (G3)
  • N/A
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G3 models have the processor mounted on a ZIF socket.
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 300:150 MHz
350:175 MHz
400:200 MHz
450:225 MHz
  • 300:This system has a 150 MHz backside bus and 512k of level 2 cache.
  • 350:This system has a 175 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 400:This system has a 200 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 450:This system has a 225 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
ROM/Firmware Type: Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1 MB
  • Boot ROM and around 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM (NewWorld).
L1 Cache: 64k
L2/L3 Cache: 300:512k (backside)
350,400,450:1 MB (backside)
  • 300:The 512k of backside cache has a 150 MHz bus.
  • 350:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 175 MHz bus.
  • 400:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 200 MHz bus.
  • 450:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 225 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 100 MHz
  • Formally supports 100 MHz PC100 SDRAM (3.3v, unbuffered, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin). However, PC133 SDRAM is backwards compatible and may be used as well.
Standard RAM: 300:64 MB
350,400:64 MB, 128 MB
450:128 MB
Maximum RAM: 1 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: Rage 128 GL
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • The ATI Rage 128 GL graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM occupies a 66 MHz PCI slot.
Standard VRAM: 16 MB
Maximum VRAM: 16 MB
  • N/A
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 1600x1200
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors) and up to 85-Hz refresh rate."
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 300:6.0 GB
350:6.0 GB, 12.0 GB
400:6.0, 9.0, 12.0 GB
450:9.0 GB
Int. HD Interface: 300,350,400:Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
450:Ultra ATA/33* (ATA-4)
  • 300:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. It could be configured with Ultra2 SCSI drives at the time of purchase as a build-to-order option.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 350:6.0 GB hard drive standard in M6668LL/A and M7556LL/A, 12.0 GB hard drive standard in M6666LL/A . It can officially support two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. It could be configured with Ultra2 SCSI drives at the time of purchase as a build-to-order option.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 400:9.0 GB Ultra2 SCSI drive standard in the original M6665LL/A configuration, a 6.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 drive standard in the M7555LL/A configuration and a 12.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 drive standard in the M7554LL/A configuration. It can officially support two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    An Ultra2 SCSI drive was standard in the M6668LL/A configuration, and available at the time of purchase as a build-to-order option.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
  • 450:The standard configuration shipped with a 9.0 GB Ultra2 SCSI drive standard and a corresponding PCI card. However, the onboard support is for two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives -- drives larger than 128 GB are not supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G3.
Standard Optical: 300:32X CD-ROM
350,400:32X CD-ROM, 5X DVD
450:32X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: 300:None
350,400:None*
450:None
  • 300:The 32X CD-ROM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. A 5X DVD-ROM drive was available build-to-order.

    *This model shipped without a disk drive, but it could be configured with an internal Zip 100 drive as a build-to-order option.
  • 350:32X CD-ROM drive standard in M6666LL/A and M7556LL/A, 5X-DVD-ROM standard in M6668LL/A. The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    **The M6666LL/A configuration shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive standard and one was available as a build-to-order option on the other configurations.
  • 400:32X CD-ROM drive standard in M6665LL/A and M7554LL/A , 5X-DVD-ROM standard in M7555LL/A. The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    **The M7554LL/A configuration shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive standard and one was available as a build-to-order option on the other configurations.
  • 450:32X CD-ROM drive standard, a 5X DVD-ROM was available by custom configuration. The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    An internal Zip 100 drive was available by custom configuration.
Standard Modem: 56k (optional)
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard, internal modem optional.
Standard AirPort: None
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • N/A
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports share a single channel.
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI
Expansion Bays: 4 3.5"
  • 300:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and a 66 MHz PCI slot occupied by the graphics card.

    It has four 3.5" drive bays (three are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, with a single drive installed, two internal 3.5" bays are free as is the external 3.5" bay. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
  • 350,400,450:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz PCI slots and a 66 MHz PCI slot occupied by the graphics card.

    It has four 3.5" drive bays (three are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). With a single drive installed -- and no internal Zip drive -- two internal 3.5" bays are free as is the external 3.5" bay. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple USB Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple USB Mouse
  • This model shipped with an oft maligned "hockey puck" mouse.
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G3 (Blue)
  • N/A
Apple Order No: 300:M6670LL/A
350:M6668LL/A
400:M6665LL/A
450:M7553LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Blue & White
  • 300:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 350:M6668LL/A refers to the original model with 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB hard drive, and a 5X DVD-ROM drive. M6666LL/A was assigned to the original model with 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and a Zip 100 drive. M7556LL/A -- introduced June 1, 1999 -- swaps the DVD-ROM drive for a CD-ROM drive but is otherwise identical to M6668LL/A.
  • 400:M6665LL/A refers to the original model with 128 MB of RAM, a 9.0 GB Ultra2 SCSI hard drive, and a 32X CD-ROM drive. M7555LL/A was assigned to the second model configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 6.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, and a 5X DVD-ROM drive. M7554LL/A was assigned to the second model configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 12.0 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive and an internal Zip 100 drive.
  • 450:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M5183 (EMC None)
Model ID: PowerMac1,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the None EMC Number, and the PowerMac1,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Battery Type: 3.6V Lithium
Battery Life: N/A
  • N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 300:8.5.1
350,400:8.5.1, 8.6
450:8.6
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • 300:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
  • 350:The M7556LL/A configuration shipped with MacOS 8.6 pre-installed.

    This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
  • 400:The M7555LL/A and M7554LL/A configurations shipped with MacOS 8.6 pre-installed.

    This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
  • 450:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • All Power Macintosh G3 models are capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment.

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Dimensions: 17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4
Avg. Weight: 30.0 lbs. (13.6 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (43.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 46.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 300:US$1599
350:US$1599-US$2499
400:US$1999-US$2999
450:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: N/A
  • 300:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 350:The original configurations sold for US$1999 (M6668LL/A) and US$2499 (M6666LL/A). The second revision -- introduced June 1, 1999 -- sold for US$1599 (M7556LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 400:The original configuration sold for US$2999 (M6665LL/A). The second revisions -- introduced June 1, 1999 -- sold for US$1999 (M7555LL/A) and US$2499 (M7554LL/A).

    Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.
  • 450:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

    Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

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