Apple Power Macintosh G4

Contents

  1. 1 Models
    1. 1.1 [122] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (PCI)
      1. 1.1.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI)
      2. 1.1.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (PCI)
      3. 1.1.3 Technical Specifications
    2. 1.2 [123] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (AGP)
      1. 1.2.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (AGP)
      2. 1.2.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP)
      3. 1.2.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP)
      4. 1.2.4 Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 (AGP)
      5. 1.2.5 Technical Specifications
    3. 1.3 [117] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit)
      1. 1.3.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (Gigabit)
      2. 1.3.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 DP (Gigabit)
      3. 1.3.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 DP (Gigabit)
      4. 1.3.4 Technical Specifications
    4. 1.4 [116] Apple Power Macintosh G4 Cube
      1. 1.4.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube
      2. 1.4.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 Cube
      3. 1.4.3 Technical Specifications
    5. 1.5 [113] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio)
      1. 1.5.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/466 (Digital Audio)
      2. 1.5.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/533 (Digital Audio)
      3. 1.5.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/667 (Digital Audio)
      4. 1.5.4 Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Digital Audio)
      5. 1.5.5 Technical Specifications
    6. 1.6 [113] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver)
      1. 1.6.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Quicksilver)
      2. 1.6.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver)
      3. 1.6.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver)
      4. 1.6.4 Technical Specifications
    7. 1.7 [78] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002)
      1. 1.7.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 (QS 2002)
      2. 1.7.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/933 (QS 2002)
      3. 1.7.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (QS 2002)
      4. 1.7.4 Technical Specifications
    8. 1.8 [63] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)
      1. 1.8.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD)
      2. 1.8.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD)
      3. 1.8.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD)
      4. 1.8.4 Technical Specifications
    9. 1.9 [54] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (FireWire 800)
      1. 1.9.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 (FW 800)
      2. 1.9.2 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (FW 800)
      3. 1.9.3 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.42 DP (FW 800)
      4. 1.9.4 Technical Specifications
    10. 1.10 [106] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Door 2003)
      1. 1.10.1 Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 (MDD 2003)
      2. 1.10.2 Technical Specifications
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[122] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (PCI)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI Graphics), based on the Yikes! architecture, features a 350 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 10 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM.

The Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI Graphics) uses a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (PCI)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (PCI) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (PCI Graphics), based on the Yikes! architecture, features a 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 10 GB Ultra ATA/33 hard drive, a 32X CD-ROM drive, and an ATI Rage 128 graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM.

On October 13, 1999, a mere two weeks after introduction -- due to Motorola's inability to provide sufficient numbers of PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors -- Apple quickly, and infamously, "reconfigured" or "speed dumped" this model -- replacing it with the Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI Graphics), and introducing the Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics) and a revised configuration of the Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP Graphics).

The Power Macintosh G4/400 (PCI Graphics) uses a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000035 SG95114HHV7 PSU not working.
H0000401 SG938040HHF Unknown
H0000402 SG95003LHV7 Unknown
H0000410 SG950002HV7 Unknown
H0000436 SG95115JHV7 -

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 350:October 13, 1999
400:August 31, 1999
Discontinued Date: 350:December 2, 1999
400:October 13, 1999
  • 350: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.
  • 400:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" generally refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

    *The lifespan of this model was cut short by Motorola's inability to provide sufficient numbers of PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors, causing Apple to quickly, and infamously, "reconfigure" or "speed dump" this model -- replacing it with the Power Macintosh G4/350 (PCI Graphics), and introducing the Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics) and a revised configuration of the Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP Graphics).

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1999.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 350:234 & N/A
400:247 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac1,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 350:350 MHz
400:400 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7400 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: ZIF Socket
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (PCI Graphics) models have the processor mounted on a ZIF socket.
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 350:175 MHz
400:200 MHz
  • 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.
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: 1 MB (backside)
  • 350:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 175 MHz bus.
  • 400:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 200 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 100 MHz
  • Officially supports 100 MHz PC100 SDRAM (3.3v, unbuffered, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin), but PC133 SDRAM is backwards compatible and may be used as well.
Standard RAM: 64 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
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • The ATI Rage 128 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: 10 GB (5400 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/33 (ATA-4)
  • 350:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/33 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
  • 400:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/33 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/33 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
Standard Optical: 32X CD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • The 32X CD-ROM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. Optional 5X DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drives were available build-to-order.

    *By default, this model shipped without a disk drive, but it could be configured with an internal Zip 100 drive as a build-to-order option.
Standard Modem: 56k
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
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: 5 3.5"
  • 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 five 3.5" drive bays (four 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, three 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
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Graphite)
Apple Order No: 350:M7826LL/A
400:M7631LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - PCI
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M5183 (EMC 1832)
Model ID: PowerMac1,2
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1832 EMC Number, and the PowerMac1,2 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: 8.6
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.4.11.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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: 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): US$1599
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

[123] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (AGP)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (AGP)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (AGP) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/350 (AGP Graphics), based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 350 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 10 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and a Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

All Power Macintosh G4/350 (AGP Graphics) configurations use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000405 SG0040SMHV6 Unknown

Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics), based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 64 MB or 128 MB of RAM, a 10 GB or 20 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and either a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 or Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

There are three modestly different versions of this model.

The original configuration shipped from October 13, 1999 to December 2, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 20 GB hard drive, and an ATI Rage 128 graphics card and was assigned model number M7824LL/A (EMC 1810). M7824LL/B (EMC 1843) shipped from December 2, 1999 to February 16, 2000 with the same configuration as its predecessor except it had an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card -- which adds a DVI port and 1920x1200 support. The last configuration, M7641LL/A, shipped from February 16, 2000 to July 19, 2000, and had no Zip drive, less memory and a smaller hard drive -- 64 MB of RAM and a 10 GB drive (it still had the ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card) -- but sold for less (US$1599).

All Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics) configurations use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000401 SG01502KJ92 -
H0000435 SG01400FJ92 -
H0000437 SG0160EAJ92 -
H0000438 SG015022J92 Video Card bad

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP Graphics), based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with either 128 MB or 256 MB of RAM, a 20 GB or 27 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive, and either a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 or Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

There effectively are four different versions of this model that shipped between August 31, 1999 and July 19, 2000.

It was introduced with model number M7232LL/A (EMC 1810) on August 31, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 20 GB hard drive and ATI Rage 128 graphics for US$2499.

Due to a shortage of 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors, on October 13, 1999, Apple infamously "speed dumped" this model -- introducing the Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics) with the model number M7824LL/A and the same configuration and price as the 450 MHz model (differing only in speed), and introduced the M7825LL/A (EMC 1843) configuration of this model -- equipped with 256 MB of RAM, a 27 GB hard drive, a 5X DVD-RAM drive, and a higher price tag -- US$3499.

On December 2, 1999, Apple upgraded the graphics card to an ATI Rage 128 Pro -- which added a DVI port and support for 1920x1200 -- and changed the model number to M7825LL/B.

Finally, on February 16, 2000, Apple dropped the configuration back to that used by the original model (with the exception of the graphics card) -- 128 MB of RAM and a 20 GB hard drive -- reduced the price to the original (US$2499), and assigned model number M7628LL/A.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
- - -

Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 (AGP)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 (AGP) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 (AGP Graphics), based on the Sawtooth architecture, features a 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 27 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-RAM drive, and either a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 or Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

There are two different versions of this model, M6921LL/A, which was introduced on August 31, 1999 and discontinued October 13, 1999 without shipping -- due to production problems with the 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor -- and M7629LL/A, which was introduced February 16, 2000 and discontinued July 19, 2000.

On October 13, 1999, Apple infamously "speed dumped" this model -- introducing a "higher-end" version of the slower Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP Graphics) with the model number M7825LL/A and the same configuration and price as the 500 MHz model (differing only in speed).

When this model was "re-introduced" on February 16, 2000, Apple upgraded the graphics card to an ATI Rage 128 Pro -- which added a DVI port and 1920x1200 support -- and changed the model number to M7629LL/A.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 350:December 2, 1999
400:October 13, 1999
450,500:August 31, 1999
Discontinued Date: 350:February 16, 2000
400:February 16, 2000
450,500:July 19, 2000
  • 350: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.
  • 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.

    *There are three modestly different versions of this model that shipped between October 13, 1999 and February 16, 2000.

    The original configuration shipped from October 13, 1999 to December 2, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 20 GB hard drive, and an ATI Rage 128 graphics card and was assigned model number M7824LL/A. M7824LL/B shipped from December 2, 1999 to February 16, 2000 with the same configuration as its predecessor except it had an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card -- which adds a DVI port. The last configuration, M7641LL/A, shipped from February 16, 2000 to July 19, 2000, and had no Zip drive, less memory and a smaller hard drive -- 64 MB of RAM and a 10 GB drive (it still had the ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card) -- but sold for less (US$1599).

    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 that the final configuration of this model was replaced by a subsequent system.

    *There effectively are four different versions of this model that shipped between August 31, 1999 and July 19, 2000.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1999.
  • 500:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date that the final configuration of this model was replaced by a subsequent system.

    *There are two different versions of this model, M6921LL/A, which was introduced on August 31, 1999 and discontinued October 13, 1999 without shipping -- due to production problems with the 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor -- and M7629LL/A, which was introduced February 16, 2000 and discontinued July 19, 2000.

    On October 13, 1999, Apple infamously "speed dumped" this model -- introducing a "higher-end" version of the slower Power Macintosh G4/450 (AGP Graphics) with the model number M7825LL/A and the same configuration and price as the 500 MHz model (differing only in speed).

    When this model was "re-introduced" on February 16, 2000, Apple upgraded the graphics card to an ATI Rage 128 Pro -- which added a DVI port -- and changed the model number to M7629LL/A, but it is otherwise identical to the original configuration.

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 1999.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 350:232 & N/A
400:258 & N/A
450:293 & N/A
500:337 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 350:350 MHz
400:400 MHz
450:450 MHz
500:500 MHz
Processor Type: PowerPC 7400 (G4)
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (AGP Graphics) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 350:175 MHz
400:200 MHz
450:225 MHz
500:250 MHz
  • 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.
  • 450,500: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: 1 MB (backside)
  • 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.
  • 500:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 250 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 100 MHz
  • Officially supports 100 MHz PC100 SDRAM (3.3v, unbuffered, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin), but PC133 SDRAM is backwards compatible and may be used as well.
Standard RAM: 350:64 MB
400:64 MB, 128 MB
450:128 MB, 256 MB
500:256 MB
Maximum RAM: 350:2 GB
400,450:2 GB*
500:2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: 350:Rage 128 Pro
400,450:Rage 128
500:Rage 128 Pro
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • 350:ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card has 16 MB of SDRAM and occupies a 2X AGP slot.
  • 400:ATI Rage 128 graphics card standard in the original configuration (M7824LL/A), which shipped from October 13, 1999 to December 2, 1999. ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card standard from December 2, 1999 to July 19, 2000 (M7824LL/B and M7641LL/A). Both graphics cards have 16 MB of SDRAM and occupy a 2X AGP slot.
  • 450:ATI Rage 128 graphics card standard from August 31, 1999 to December 2, 1999 (M7232LL/A and M7825LL/A). ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card standard starting December 2, 1999 (M7825LL/B and M7628LL/A). Both graphics cards have 16 MB of SDRAM and occupy a 2X AGP slot.
  • 500:This model was introduced with an ATI Rage 128 graphics card (M6921LL/A), but that model never shipped. The configuration that shipped (M7629LL/A), had a Rage 128 Pro graphics card. Both graphics cards have 16 MB of SDRAM and occupy a 2X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 16 MB
Maximum VRAM: 16 MB
  • N/A
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 350:1920x1200
400,450:1600x1200
500:1920x1200
  • 350:Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
  • 400,450:Apple advertised that the Rage 128 can support "up to 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors) and up to 85-Hz refresh rate." The Rage 128 Pro can support up tp 1920 by 1200.
  • 500:Apple advertised that the Rage 128 can support "up to 1600 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors) and up to 85-Hz refresh rate." The Rage 128 Pro provided by the model that shipped can support up tp 1920 by 1200.
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 350:10 GB (7200 RPM)
400:10, 20 GB (7200 RPM)
450:20, 27 GB (7200 RPM)
500:27 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 350:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
  • 400:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
  • 450:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
  • 500:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 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 G4.
Standard Optical: 350,400:5X DVD-ROM
450:5X DVD-ROM, RAM
500:5X DVD-RAM
Standard Disk: 350:None
400,450,500:Zip 100
  • 350:The 5X DVD-ROM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. A DVD-RAM drive was available as a build-to-order configuration as was an internal Zip 100 drive (not backwards compatible with 1.44 MB floppy disks).
  • 400:The 5X DVD-ROM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. A DVD-RAM drive was available as a build-to-order configuration.

    *M7824LL/A and M7824LL/B (October 13, 1999 to February 16, 2000) shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive (not backwards compatible with 1.44 MB floppy disks). One could be added as an optional upgrade to M7641LL/A (February 16, 2000 to July 19, 2000).
  • 450:The 5X DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. A DVD-RAM drive was available as a build-to-order configuration for M7232LL/A and M7628LL/A and standard from October 13, 1999 to February 16, 2000 (M7825LL/A and M7825LL/B).

    *All configurations shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive (not backwards compatible with 1.44 MB floppy disks).
  • 500:The 5X DVD-RAM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *All configurations shipped with an internal Zip 100 drive (not backwards compatible with 1.44 MB floppy disks).
Standard Modem: 350,400,450:56k
500:56k (Optional)
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • 350,400,450:Internal modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard.
  • 500:Internal modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet were standard in the original configuration (M6921LL/A). The modem was optional in the shipping configuration (M7629LL/A).
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 3* (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. This model has two external Firewire "400" ports and one internal one.
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 5 3.5"
  • 350:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 133 MHz 2X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, with a single hard drive and no Zip drive, three internal 3.5" bays and the external 3.5" bay are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
  • 400:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 133 MHz 2X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and occuped, or intended to be occupied, by a Zip 100 drive). With a single hard drive and the Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
  • 450,500:In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 133 MHz 2X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and occuped by a Zip 100 drive). By default, with a single hard drive and the Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays are free. 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
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Graphite)
Apple Order No: 350:M7827LL/A
400:M7824LL/A
450:M7232LL/A
500:M7629LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G4 - AGP
  • 350:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 400:M7824LL/A is the model number assigned to the original configuration that shipped from October 13, 1999 to December 2, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 20 GB hard drive, and an ATI Rage 128 graphics card. M7824LL/B shipped from December 2, 1999 to February 16, 2000 with the same configuration as its predecessor except it had an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card -- which adds a DVI port. The last configuration, M7641LL/A, shipped from February 16, 2000 to July 19, 2000, and had no Zip drive, less memory and a smaller hard drive -- 64 MB of RAM and a 10 GB drive (it still had the ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card) -- but sold for less (US$1599).
  • 450:M7232LL/A refers to the original configuration introduced August 31, 1999 with 128 MB of RAM, a 20.0 GB hard drive and ATI Rage 128 graphics for US$2499.

    Due to a shortage of 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors, on October 13, 1999, Apple infamously "speed dumped" this model -- introducing the Power Macintosh G4/400 (AGP Graphics) with the model number M7824LL/A and the same configuration and price as the 450 MHz model (differing only in speed), and introduced the M7825LL/A configuration of this model -- equipped with 256 MB of RAM, a 27 GB hard drive, a 5X DVD-RAM drive, and a higher price tag -- US$3499.

    On December 2, 1999, Apple upgraded the graphics card to an ATI Rage 128 Pro -- which added a DVI port -- and changed the model number to M7825LL/B.

    Finally, on February 16, 2000, Apple dropped the configuration back to that used by the original model (with the exception of the graphics card) -- 128 MB of RAM and a 20 GB hard drive -- reduced the price to the original (US$2499), and assigned model number M7628LL/A.
  • 500:This model number (M7629LL/A) is for the Power Macintosh G4/500 (AGP/Sawtooth) model that shipped. It was originally assigned M6921LL/A upon introduction.
Apple Model No: 350:M5183 (EMC 1843)
400,450:M5183 (EMC 1810/1843*)
500:M5183 (EMC 1843)
Model ID: PowerMac3,1
  • 350:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1843 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 400,450:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model. Please also note that some models have an EMC number of 1810 and others were assigned 1843. Specifically, "pre-speed dump" models are EMC 1810 whereas "post-speed dump" models are EMC 1843.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1810/1843* EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,1 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 500:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1843 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,1 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: 8.6
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • 350:This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
  • 400,450:"Post-speed dump" models shipped with Mac OS 8.6 and all models are compatible with this version of the Mac OS. "Pre-speed dump" models originally shipped with a machine-specific version of Mac OS 8.5 and are not compatible with Mac OS 8.5.1.

    This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
  • 500:This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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: 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): 350:US$1599
400,450:US$2499
500:US$3499
Est. Current Retail: US$50-US$100
  • 350: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:This model was introduced for US$2499 (M7824LL/A and M7824LL/B). On February 16, 2000, a reduced configuration was introduced -- M7641LL/A -- for US$1599.

    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:This model was introduced for US$2499 (M7232LL/A), raised to US$3499 on October 13, 1999 (M7825LL/A and M7825LL/B), and lowered to US$2499 again on February 16, 2000 (M7628LL/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.
  • 500: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

[117] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (Gigabit)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (Gigabit) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/400 (Gigabit Ethernet) features a 400 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 20 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

In addition to the onboard 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet port for which they are named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models introduced the convenient, but subsequently maligned, ADC (Apple Display Connector), which carries analog and digital video signals, USB data, and power in the same cable. It also shipped with a new Apple "Pro" keyboard and mouse.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000021 SG0460BRK5V Working well.
H0000275 SG04503LK5V Working well.
H0000406 SG04205QK5V Working well.

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 DP (Gigabit)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 DP (Gigabit) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 DP (Gigabit Ethernet) features dual 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM drive, and a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

In addition to the onboard 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet port for which they are named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models introduced the convenient, but subsequently maligned, ADC (Apple Display Connector), which carries analog and digital video signals, USB data, and power in the same cable. It also shipped with a new Apple "Pro" keyboard and mouse.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 DP (Gigabit)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 DP (Gigabit) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 DP (Gigabit Ethernet) features dual 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 5X DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive, and a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

In addition to the onboard 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet port for which they are named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models introduced the convenient, but subsequently maligned, ADC (Apple Display Connector), which carries analog and digital video signals, USB data, and power in the same cable. It also shipped with a new Apple "Pro" keyboard and mouse.

There are two configurations of this model, M7893LL/A, as originally introduced with a DVD-RAM drive for US$3499, and M8250LL/A, introduced with a DVD-ROM drive for US$3199.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 19, 2000
Discontinued Date: January 9, 2001
  • 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 2000.
Processors: 400:1
450,500:2
Geekbench 2: 400:258 & N/A
450:449 & N/A
500:489 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,3 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 400:400 MHz
450:450 MHz
500:500 MHz
Processor Type: 400:PowerPC 7400 (G4)
450,500:PowerPC 7400 (G4) x2
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 400:200 MHz
450:225 MHz
500:250 MHz
  • 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.
  • 500:This system has a 250 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: 1 MB (backside)
  • 400:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 200 MHz bus.
  • 450:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 225 MHz bus.
  • 500:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 250 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 100 MHz
  • Officially supports 100 MHz PC100 SDRAM (3.3v, unbuffered, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin), but PC133 SDRAM is backwards compatible and may be used as well.
Standard RAM: 400:64 MB
450:128 MB
500:256 MB
Maximum RAM: 2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • There is no performance advantage to installing memory modules in pairs.
Video Card: Rage 128 Pro
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • The default ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card has 16 MB of SDRAM and occupies a 2X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 16 MB
Maximum VRAM: 16 MB
  • N/A
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 400:20 GB (5400 RPM)
450:30 GB (7200 RPM)
500:40 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 400:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 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 G4.
  • 450:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 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 G4.
  • 500:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 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 G4.
Standard Optical: 400,450:5X DVD-ROM
500:5X DVD-ROM, RAM
Standard Disk: None
  • 400,450:The 5X DVD-ROM drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus. A DVD-RAM drive was available as a build-to-order configuration.

    *An internal Zip drive also was available build-to-order.
  • 500:The 5X DVD-RAM (M7893LL/A) or 5X DVD-ROM (M8250LL/A) drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip drive also was available build-to-order.
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel.
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 5 3.5"
  • In the default configuration, this model has three open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 133 MHz 2X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). With a single hard drive and the Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Graphite)
Apple Order No: 400:M7891LL/A
450:M7892LL/A
500:M7893LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Gigabit Ethernet
  • 400,450:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 500:There are two configurations of this model, M7893LL/A, as originally introduced with a DVD-RAM drive for US$3499, and M8250LL/A, introduced with a DVD-ROM drive for US$3199.
Apple Model No: 400:M5183 (EMC 1856)
450,500:M5183 (EMC 1864)
Model ID: PowerMac3,3
  • 400:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1856 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,3 Model Identifier.

    For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
  • 450,500:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1864 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,3 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: 9.0.4
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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: 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): 400:US$1599
450:US$2499
500:US$3199, $3499
Est. Current Retail: 400:US$50-US$100
450,500:US$150-US$200
  • 400,450: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.
  • 500:There are two configurations of this model, M7893LL/A, as originally introduced with a DVD-RAM drive for US$3499, and M8250LL/A, introduced with a DVD-ROM drive for US$3199.

    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

[116] Apple Power Macintosh G4 Cube

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube

Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube The Apple Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube, officially dubbed the "Power Mac G4 Cube", features a 450 MHz PowerPC 7400 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It originally shipped configured with 64 MB of RAM, a 20 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 5X DVD-ROM drive, and a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM and sold for US$1799. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

On February 22, 2001, in an effort to bolster flagging sales, Apple dropped the price of the original configuration to US$1299, and introduced two other configurations -- one with 128 MB of RAM and a CD-RW drive for US$1599, and another with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive, a CD-RW drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX video card with 32 MB of SDRAM for US$2199.

Due to its size, the Power Mac G4 Cube lacks PCI slots and a full-length AGP slot, has three RAM slots instead of four (and a single drive bay instead of four) like the "full-size" Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit) models available at the time. It also lacks analog audio in and out (using USB for audio out), but otherwise packs comparable power in an attractive eight inch cube. For easy upgrading, the interior housing of the cube slides out from the bottom, providing access to internal components.

Unfortunately, the Power Mac G4 Cube was not financially successful, as it generally was viewed as too expensive compared to the other Power Macintosh G4 models, and Apple placed it on "indefinite hold" on July 3, 2001. However, it was largely credited as providing the inspiration for the Mac mini series.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 Cube

Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 Cube The Apple Power Macintosh G4/500 Cube, officially dubbed the "Power Mac G4 Cube", features a 500 MHz PowerPC 7400 or 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. By default, it was configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a slot-loading 5X DVD-ROM drive, and a 2X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM and sold for US$2299. AirPort (802.11b) as well as alternate hard drives and graphics cards were available by custom configuration.

Please note that the Power Macintosh G4/500 Cube only was available direct from Apple, but the Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube was available from resellers as well.

Due to its size, the Power Mac G4 Cube lacks PCI slots and a full-length AGP slot, has three RAM slots instead of four (and a single drive bay instead of four) like the "full-size" Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit) models available at the time. It also lacks analog audio in and out (using USB for audio out), but otherwise packs comparable power in an attractive eight inch cube. For easy upgrading, the interior housing of the cube slides out from the bottom, providing access to internal components.

Unfortunately, the Power Mac G4 Cube was not financially successful, as it generally was viewed as too expensive compared to the other Power Macintosh G4 models, and Apple placed it on "indefinite hold" on July 3, 2001. However, it was largely credited as providing the inspiration for the Mac mini series.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: July 19, 2000
Discontinued Date: July 3, 2001
  • 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 July 3, 2001, Apple placed the Power Mac G4 Cube on "indefinite hold".

    Also see: All Macs introduced in 2000.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 450:282 & N/A
500:323 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac5,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 450:450 MHz
500:500 MHz
Processor Type: 450:PowerPC 7400 (G4)
500:PowerPC 7400* (G4)
  • 450:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
  • 500:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.

    *Apple provides no official information beyond "G4", but later models have a PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 Cube models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 450:225 MHz
500:250 MHz
  • 450:This system has a 225 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 500:This system has a 250 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: 1 MB (backside)
  • 450:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 225 MHz bus.
  • 500:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 250 MHz bus.
RAM Type: PC100 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 100 MHz
  • Officially supports 100 MHz PC100 SDRAM (3.3v, unbuffered, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin), but PC133 SDRAM is backwards compatible and may be used as well. Apple also noted that this model has "full 128-bit internal memory data paths".
Standard RAM: 450:64, 128, 256 MB
500:128 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • N/A
Video Card: Rage 128 Pro
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • 450:Originally configured with an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. Also available with a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX video card with 32 MB of SDRAM starting February 22, 2001. Either video card occupies a dedicated "short" 2X AGP slot.

    Please note that Apple does not support upgrading the video in the Power Mac G4 Cube.
  • 500:Commonly configured with an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. Also available with an ATI Radeon with 16 MB of SDRAM or a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX video card with 32 MB of SDRAM. The video card occupies a dedicated "short" 2X AGP slot.

    Please note that Apple does not support upgrading the video in the Power Mac G4 Cube.
Standard VRAM: 16 MB
Maximum VRAM: 16 MB
  • 450:Originally configured with an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. Also available with a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX video card with 32 MB of SDRAM starting February 22, 2001. Apple does not support upgrading the video in the Power Mac G4 Cube.
  • 500:Commonly configured with an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. Also available with an ATI Radeon with 16 MB of SDRAM or a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX video card with 32 MB of SDRAM. Apple does not support upgrading the video in the Power Mac G4 Cube.
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 450:20 GB* (5400 RPM)
500:30 GB* (5400 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 450:Originally configured (M7642LL/A) with a 20 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive. Starting February 22, 2001, it also could be configured with a 40 GB (5400 RPM) or 60 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive. Drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 500:Originally configured with a 30 GB (5400 RPM) hard drive, but it also could be configured with a 40 GB (5400 RPM) or 60 GB (7200 RPM) hard drive. Drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 5X DVD-ROM
Standard Disk: None
  • Originally configured with a 5X DVD-ROM, CD-RW drive of unspecified speed also available starting February 22, 2001. The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100Base-T Ethernet standard. Gigabit Ethernet promoted as a build-to-order upgrade but it never shipped.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel.
Expansion Slots: AP
Expansion Bays: 1** 3.5"
  • In the default configuration, this model has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot. The graphics card occupies a dedicated "short" 2X AGP slot that Apple does not intend to be upgraded.

    **It has a single 3.5" drive bay occupied by the hard drive. The system also has a 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Cube
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 Cube
  • N/A
Apple Order No: 450:M7642LL/A
500:BTO/CTO
Apple Subfamily: Power Mac G4 Cube
  • 450:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 500:As this model only was offered as a custom configuration of the Power Macintosh G4/450 Cube, it does not have its own order number.
Apple Model No: M7886 (EMC 1844)
Model ID: PowerMac5,1
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M7886 Model Number, the 1844 EMC Number, and the PowerMac5,1 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: 9.0.4, 9.1
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • Models shipped starting February 22, 2001 had Mac OS 9.1 pre-installed. This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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: 9.8 x 7.7 x 7.7
Avg. Weight: 14.0 lbs. (6.4 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (24.8 cm, 19.5 cm, 19.5 cm).
Original Price (US): 450:US$1799
500:US$2299
Est. Current Retail: US$200-US$300
  • Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[113] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/466 (Digital Audio)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/466 (Digital Audio) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/466 (Digital Audio) features a 466 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 30 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, an 8X CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

In addition to the digital audio sound system with a highly-efficient Tripath "Class T" amplifier that powers USB speakers, for which the series is named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) also introduced a faster system bus (133 MHz supporting "over 1-GBps data throughput"), faster PC133 RAM (but lower capacity than the "Gigabit Ethernet" series that it replaced), and four full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000032-2 {maybe this number is wrong} SG119009KYZ Working well.
H0000283 SG109013KYZ PSU not working.

Apple Power Macintosh G4/533 (Digital Audio)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/533 (Digital Audio) By default, the Apple Power Macintosh G4/533 (Digital Audio) features a 533 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. It shipped configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, an 8X CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

By custom configuration, this model also could be equipped with dual 533 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache.

In addition to the digital audio sound system with a highly-efficient Tripath "Class T" amplifier that powers USB speakers, for which the series is named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) also introduced a faster system bus (133 MHz supporting "over 1-GBps data throughput"), faster PC133 RAM (but lower capacity than the "Gigabit Ethernet" series that it replaced), and four full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000409 XB1400DFL8G Unknown

Apple Power Macintosh G4/667 (Digital Audio)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/667 (Digital Audio) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/667 (Digital Audio) features a 667 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, an 8X CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

Please note that this model was discontinued after only three months, replaced by a lower-end configuration (M8451LL/A) of the Power Macintosh G4/733 (Digital Audio) that swapped the DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" for a CD-RW drive.

In addition to the digital audio sound system with a highly-efficient Tripath "Class T" amplifier that powers USB speakers, for which the series is named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) also introduced a faster system bus (133 MHz supporting "over 1-GBps data throughput"), faster PC133 RAM (but lower capacity than the "Gigabit Ethernet" series that it replaced), and four full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
- - -

Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Digital Audio)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Digital Audio) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Digital Audio) features a 733 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

There are two modestly different configurations of this model -- the original configuration (M7681LL/A), which unveiled an all new 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" for US$3499, and a lower-end configuration (M8451LL/A) that swapped the "SuperDrive" for a 8X CD-RW drive and sold for US$2999.

In addition to the digital audio sound system with a highly-efficient Tripath "Class T" amplifier that powers USB speakers, for which the series is named, the Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) also introduced a faster system bus (133 MHz supporting "over 1-GBps data throughput"), faster PC133 RAM (but lower capacity than the "Gigabit Ethernet" series that it replaced), and four full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots.

All Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models use a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but is clad in a more conservative "graphite" and white color scheme. Custom configurations also were available.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000403 SG1110BKKPJ -

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 9, 2001
Discontinued Date: 466,533:July 18, 2001
667:March 8, 2001
733:July 18, 2001
  • 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 2001.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 466:314 & N/A
533:356 & N/A
667:398 & N/A
733:429 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,4 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 466:466 MHz
533:533 MHz
667:667 MHz
733:733 MHz
Processor Type: 466,533:PowerPC 7410 (G4)
667,733:PowerPC 7450 (G4)
  • 466:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
  • 533:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor. This model could be configured with dual 533 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processors.
  • 667,733:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (Digital Audio) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 466:233 MHz
533:266 MHz
667:166 MHz
733:183 MHz
  • 466:This system has a 233 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 533:This system has a 266 MHz backside bus and 1 MB of level 2 cache.
  • 667:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 1 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (166 MHz).
  • 733:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 1 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (183 MHz).
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: 466,533:1 MB (backside)
667,733:256k (on chip), 1 MB
  • 466:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 233 MHz bus.
  • 533:The 1 MB of backside cache has a 266 MHz bus.
  • 667:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 1 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (166 MHz).
  • 733:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 1 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (183 MHz).
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 133 MHz
  • Supports 133 MHz PC133 SDRAM (3.3v, noninterleaved, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin). Apple also noted that this model has "full 128-bit internal memory data paths".
Standard RAM: 466,533:128 MB
667,733:256 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • N/A
Video Card: 466:Rage 128 Pro
533,667,733:GeForce2 MX
VRAM Type: SDRAM
  • 466:By default, this model has an ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card with 16 MB of SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with an ATI Radeon graphics card with 32 MB of DDR RAM or a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 533,667,733:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with an ATI Radeon graphics card with 32 MB of DDR RAM or a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 466:16 MB
533,667,733:32 MB
Maximum VRAM: 466:16 MB
533,667,733:32 MB
  • 466:16 MB SDRAM provided by default ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with an ATI Radeon graphics card with 32 MB of DDR RAM or a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM.
  • 533,667,733:32 MB SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with an ATI Radeon graphics card with 32 MB of DDR RAM or a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM.
Display Support: Single Display
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
2nd Display Support: None
2nd Max. Resolution: N/A
  • N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 466:30 GB (5400 RPM)
533:40 GB (7200 RPM)
667,733:60 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 466:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 533:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 667:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 733:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card) -- drives larger than 128 GB are not natively supported. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 466,533,667:8X CD-RW
733:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: 466,533,667:None
733:None*
  • 466,533,667:Apple reported that the 8X CD-RW drive "writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CD at 32X". It uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
  • 733:Apple reported that the 2X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive installed in the original configuration "writes DVD-R at 2X, reads DVD at 6X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CD at 24X". The 8X CD-RW drive installed in the lower-end configuration (M8451LL/A) "writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CD at 32X". It uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    **An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel.
Expansion Slots: 4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 5 3.5"
  • In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 250 drive). With a single hard drive and no Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and the external 3.5" bay are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Graphite)
Apple Order No: 466:M7627LL/A
533:M7688LL/A
667:M7945LL/A
733:M7681LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Digital Audio
  • 466,533,667:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
  • 733:M7681LL/A refers to the original configuration released with a DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive". The configuration released on March 8, 2001 with a CD-RW drive was assigned M8451LL/A.
Apple Model No: M5183 (EMC 1862)
Model ID: PowerMac3,4
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M5183 Model Number, the 1862 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,4 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: 466,533,667:9.1
733:9.1, X 10.0.3
Maximum MacOS: X 10.4.11
  • 466,533,667:This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
  • 733:The original configuration shipped with Mac OS 9.1 pre-installed, later configurations had Mac OS X 10.0.3 installed as well. This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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: 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): 466:US$1699
533:US$2199
667:US$2799
733:US$3499
Est. Current Retail: US$150-US$200
  • 466: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.
  • 533:This model originally cost US$2199 with a single processor and US$2499 if custom configured with dual processors.

    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.
  • 667: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.
  • 733:The original configuration with the DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive" sold for US$3499 (M7681LL/A). The lower-end configuration with the CD-RW drive originally sold for US$2999 (M8451LL/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

[113] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Quicksilver)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Quicksilver) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/733 (Quicksilver) features a 733 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k "on chip" level 2 cache. It shipped configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 12X CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) series is quite similar to the "Digital Audio" series that it replaced, but the higher-end models -- the Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) and Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) -- have faster processors with larger level 3 caches. All models have faster, and/or more capable, optical drives.

Like earlier Power Macintosh G4 models, the Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) uses the case design introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver, which gives the series its name.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000239 SG14708KLJQ Working very well.
H0000407 SG1480JBLJQ Working very well.

Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) features dual 800 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX TwinView graphics card -- capable of powering dual displays -- with 64 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) series is quite similar to the "Digital Audio" series that it replaced, but the higher-end models -- the Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) and Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) -- have faster processors with larger level 3 caches. All models have faster, and/or more capable, optical drives.

Like earlier Power Macintosh G4 models, the Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) uses the case design introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver, which gives the series its name.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000276 SG13404XLJS No power-up.Faulty PSU.

Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) features an 867 MHz PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 128 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce 2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) series is quite similar to the "Digital Audio" series that it replaced, but the higher-end models -- the Power Macintosh G4/867 (Quicksilver) and Power Macintosh G4/800 DP (Quicksilver) -- have faster processors with larger level 3 caches. All models have faster, and/or more capable, optical drives.

Like earlier Power Macintosh G4 models, the Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) uses the case design introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver, which gives the series its name.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000420 SG13306DLJR -

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 733:July 18, 2001
800:January 28, 2002
867:July 18, 2001
Discontinued Date: 733:January 28, 2002
800:August 13, 2002
867:January 28, 2002
  • 733,867: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 2001.
  • 800: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 2002.
Processors: 1
Geekbench 2: 733:372 & N/A
800:432 & N/A
867:487 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,5 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 733:733 MHz
800:800 MHz
867:867 MHz
Processor Type: 733:PowerPC 7450 (G4)
800:PowerPC 7455* (G4)
867:PowerPC 7450 (G4)
  • 733:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
  • 800:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.

    *Apple provides no official information beyond "G4", but some models have a PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor.
  • 867:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • 733:The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
  • 800:The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
  • 867:The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 733:733 MHz (Built-in)
800:800 MHz (Built-in)
867:217 MHz
  • 733:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 800:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver 2002" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 867:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 2 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (217 MHz).
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: 733,800:256k (on chip)
867:256k (on chip), 2 MB
  • 733:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 800:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver 2002" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 867:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed and a 2 MB backside level 3 cache running on a bus one-fourth of the processor speed (217 MHz).
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 133 MHz
  • Supports 133 MHz PC133 SDRAM (3.3v, noninterleaved, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin). Apple also noted that this model has "full 128-bit internal memory data paths".
Standard RAM: 733:128 MB
800:256 MB
867:128 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • N/A
Video Card: 733:GeForce2 MX
800:Radeon 7500
867:GeForce2 MX
VRAM Type: 733:SDRAM
800:DDR SDRAM
867:SDRAM
  • 733:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 800:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 867:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card with 32 MB of SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 32 MB
Maximum VRAM: 32 MB
  • 733:32 MB SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM.
  • 800:32 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
  • 867:32 MB SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce3 graphics card with 64 MB of DDR RAM.
Display Support: 733:Single Display
800:Dual Displays
867:Single Display
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • 733:Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
  • 800:With the default ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
  • 867:Apple advertised that this system can support "up to 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution at 32 bits per pixel (millions of colors)".
2nd Display Support: 733:None
800:Dual/Mirroring
867:None
2nd Max. Resolution: 733:N/A
800:1920x1200
867:N/A
  • 733:N/A
  • 800:Apple reports that the ATI Radeon 7500 is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the VGA port). The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card also can support dual displays -- one ADC display and one DVI display (or a VGA display using an adapter).
  • 867:N/A
Standard Hard Drive: 733:40 GB (5400 RPM)
800:40 GB (7200 RPM)
867:60 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 733:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 800:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 867:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 733:12X CD-RW
800:24X CD-RW
867:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 733:Apple reported that the 12X CD-RW drive "writes CD-R at 12X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CD at 32X". It uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
  • 800:Apple reported that the "24X" CD-RW drive "writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CD at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive that "reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 8X, and reads CD at 32X". The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
  • 867:Apple reported that the 2X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R at 2X, reads DVD at 4X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CD at 24X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive that "reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 8X, and reads CD at 32X". The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • 733:USB 1.1 ports are dual channel.
  • 800:USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. Apple advertised that this model has "four USB ports" counting the two on the keyboard as well as the two on the system.
  • 867:USB 1.1 ports are dual channel.
Expansion Slots: 4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 5 3.5"
  • In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 250 drive). With a single hard drive and no Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and the external 3.5" bay are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver)
Apple Order No: 733:M8359LL/A
800:M8705LL/A
867:M8360LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 733:Quicksilver
800:Quicksilver 2002
867:Quicksilver
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Model ID: PowerMac3,5
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8493 Model Number, the 1896 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,5 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: 733:9.2, X 10.0.4
800:9.2.2, X 10.1.2
867:9.2, X 10.0.4
Maximum MacOS: 733,800:X 10.4.11
867:X 10.5.8
  • 733,800:This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
  • 867:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • 733,800:This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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.
  • 867:This model is capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

    Site-sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4
Avg. Weight: 733:31.0 lbs. (14.1 kg)
800:30.0 lbs. (13.6 kg)
867:31.0 lbs. (14.1 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (43.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 46.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 733:US$1699
800:US$1599
867:US$2499
Est. Current Retail: 733:US$200-US$300
800:US$225-US$300
867:US$200-US$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.

Source: Apple, EveryMac

[78] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 (QS 2002)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 (QS 2002) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/800 (Quicksilver 2002) features an 800 MHz PowerPC 7450 or PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 256k "on chip" level 2 cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 24X CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002) series is very similar to the "Quicksilver" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design, for example -- but the Power Macintosh G4/933 (Quicksilver 2002) and Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (Quicksilver 2002) -- have faster processors with faster DDR SDRAM level 3 caches. Additionally, all Quicksilver 2002 models add support for hard drives larger than 128 GB, add support for dual displays, and have slightly faster optical drives.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000106 SG206B0GMK5 N/C
H0000399 SG207DRGMK5 N/C
H0000404 SG214BE2MK5 N/C
H0000460 SG220B10MK5 N/C

Apple Power Macintosh G4/933 (QS 2002)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/933 (QS 2002) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/933 (Quicksilver 2002) features an 933 MHz PowerPC 7450 or PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of DDR SDRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002) series is very similar to the "Quicksilver" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design, for example -- but the Power Macintosh G4/933 (Quicksilver 2002) and Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (Quicksilver 2002) -- have faster processors with faster DDR SDRAM level 3 caches. Additionally, all Quicksilver 2002 models add support for hard drives larger than 128 GB, add support for dual displays, and have slightly faster optical drives.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000408 SG212B4VMDN Unknown

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (QS 2002)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (QS 2002) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (Quicksilver 2002) features dual 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7450 or PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of DDR SDRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 512 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002) series is very similar to the "Quicksilver" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design, for example -- but the Power Macintosh G4/933 (Quicksilver 2002) and Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (Quicksilver 2002) -- have faster processors with faster DDR SDRAM level 3 caches. Additionally, all Quicksilver 2002 models add support for hard drives larger than 128 GB, add support for dual displays, and have slightly faster optical drives.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000105 SG206B2WMDP N/C
H0000240 SG206B1MMDP N/C
H0000309 XB2141LDM8H N/C

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 28, 2002
Discontinued Date: August 13, 2002
  • 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 2002.
Processors: 800,933:1
1.0:2
Geekbench 2: 800:432 & N/A
933:550 & N/A
1.0:854 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,5 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 800:800 MHz
933:933 MHz
1.0:1.0 GHz
Processor Type: 800,933:PowerPC 7455* (G4)
1.0:PowerPC 7455* (G4) x2
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.

    *Apple provides no official information beyond "G4", but some models have a PowerPC 7450 (G4) processor.
Processor Upgrade: AGP G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver 2002) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 133 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 800:800 MHz (Built-in)
933:933 MHz* (Built-in)
1.0:1 GHz* (Built-in)
  • 800:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver 2002" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 933:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (933 MHz) and a 2 MB DDR SDRAM backside level 3 cache "with 3.7-GBps throughput".
  • 1.0:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SDRAM backside level 3 cache "with 4-GBps throughput".
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: 800:256k (on chip)
933,1.0:256k (on chip), 2 MB
  • 800:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed. Unlike the other Power Macintosh G4 "Quicksilver 2002" models, this model does not have a level 3 cache.
  • 933:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (933 MHz) and a 2 MB DDR SDRAM backside level 3 cache "with 3.7-GBps throughput".
  • 1.0:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SDRAM backside level 3 cache "with 4-GBps throughput".
RAM Type: PC133 SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 133 MHz
  • Supports 133 MHz PC133 SDRAM (3.3v, noninterleaved, 64-bit-wide, 168-pin). Apple also noted that this model has "full 128-bit internal memory data paths".
Standard RAM: 800,933:256 MB
1.0:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 3
  • N/A
Video Card: 800:Radeon 7500
933,1.0:GeForce4 MX
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 800:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 933,1.0:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 800:32 MB
933,1.0:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 800:32 MB
933,1.0:64 MB
  • 800:32 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
  • 933,1.0:64 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
Display Support: Dual Displays
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • 800:With the default ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
  • 933,1.0:With the default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports analog and digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • 800:Apple reports that the ATI Radeon 7500 is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the VGA port). The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card also can support dual displays -- one ADC display and one DVI display (or a VGA display using an adapter).
  • 933,1.0:Apple reports that the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the VGA port). The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card also can support dual displays -- one ADC display and one DVI display (or a VGA display using an adapter).
Standard Hard Drive: 800:40 GB (7200 RPM)
933:60 GB (7200 RPM)
1.0:80 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
  • 800:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 933:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 1.0:Can officially support two Ultra ATA/66 hard drives on the original bus (more drives can be supported with a third-party controller PCI card). Officially, drives larger than 128 GB are not supported. However, third-parties have discovered that this system will natively support hard drives larger than 128 GB, when running MacOS X 10.2 or higher. Ultra ATA/100 hard drives are backwards compatible with the Ultra ATA/66 standard.

    It also could be configured with up to three 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase, or one Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra160 SCSI drives, as build-to-order options.

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 800:24X CD-RW
933,1.0:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 800:Apple reported that the "24X" CD-RW drive "writes CD-R at 24X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CD at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive that "reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 8X, and reads CD at 32X". The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
  • 933,1.0:Apple reported that the 2X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R at 2X, reads DVDs at 6X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CDs at 24X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive that "reads DVD at 8X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 8X, and reads CD at 32X". The optical drive uses a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    *An internal Zip 250 drive was available build-to-order.
Standard Modem: 56k v.90
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. Apple advertised that this model has "four USB ports" counting the two on the keyboard as well as the two on the system.
Expansion Slots: 4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 5 3.5"
  • In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has five 3.5" drive bays (four are internal and intended for hard drives, and one is external and intended for a Zip 250 drive). With a single hard drive and no Zip drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and the external 3.5" bay are free. The system also has an external 5.25" drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver)
Apple Order No: 800:M8705LL/A
933:M8666LL/A
1.0:M8667LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Quicksilver 2002
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M8493 (EMC 1896)
Model ID: PowerMac3,5
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8493 Model Number, the 1896 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,5 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: 9.2.2, X 10.1.2
Maximum MacOS: 800:X 10.4.11
933,1.0:X 10.5.8
  • 800:This system is not supported running versions of Mac OS X more recent than 10.4.11.

    Also see: Is there a "hack" to make Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" run on unsupported Power Mac G4 models?
  • 933,1.0:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • 800:This Power Macintosh G4 model is 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.
  • 933,1.0:This model is capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

    Site-sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
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): 800:US$1599
933:US$2299
1.0:US$2999
Est. Current Retail: 800,933:US$225-US$300
1.0:US$300-US$350
  • 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

[63] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (Mirrored Drive Doors) features dual 867 MHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, an 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) series, so dubbed by Apple because of the "mirror finish" on the drive bay doors -- but often called "Wind Tunnel" by users referring to its noise -- was based on the architecture used by the Xserve G4. Compared to the "Quicksilver 2002" series that it replaced, the Power Macintosh G4 "Mirrored Drive Doors" models all add dual processors with level 3 caches and an analog audio input jack. The low-end Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD) uses faster PC2100 DDR memory and the higher-end Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD) and Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD) have faster 167 MHz system buses, use faster still PC2700 DDR memory, and have superior graphics cards as well.

Like all previous Power Macintosh G4 models, the "Mirrored Drive Doors" line uses a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver like the "Quicksilver" models and adds the aforementioned mirrored drive bay doors along with four decorative indentions on the front reminiscent of the "Ventiports" on a 1949 Buick Roadmaster.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000274 SG241B7BMYT Working

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (Mirrored Drive Doors) features dual 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) series, so dubbed by Apple because of the "mirror finish" on the drive bay doors -- but often called "Wind Tunnel" by users referring to its noise -- was based on the architecture used by the Xserve G4. Compared to the "Quicksilver 2002" series that it replaced, the Power Macintosh G4 "Mirrored Drive Doors" models all add dual processors with level 3 caches and an analog audio input jack. The low-end Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD) uses faster PC2100 DDR memory and the higher-end Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD) and Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD) have faster 167 MHz system buses, use faster still PC2700 DDR memory, and have superior graphics cards as well.

Like all previous Power Macintosh G4 models, the "Mirrored Drive Doors" line uses a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver like the "Quicksilver" models and adds the aforementioned mirrored drive bay doors along with four decorative indentions on the front reminiscent of the "Ventiports" on a 1949 Buick Roadmaster.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
- - -

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (Mirrored Drive Doors) features dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 512 MB of RAM, a 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 2X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) series, so dubbed by Apple because of the "mirror finish" on the drive bay doors -- but often called "Wind Tunnel" by users referring to its noise -- was based on the architecture used by the Xserve G4. Compared to the "Quicksilver 2002" series that it replaced, the Power Macintosh G4 "Mirrored Drive Doors" models all add dual processors with level 3 caches and an analog audio input jack. The low-end Power Macintosh G4/867 DP (MDD) uses faster PC2100 DDR memory and the higher-end Power Macintosh G4/1.0 DP (MDD) and Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD) have faster 167 MHz system buses, use faster still PC2700 DDR memory, and have superior graphics cards as well.

Like all previous Power Macintosh G4 models, the "Mirrored Drive Doors" line uses a case design effectively the same as that introduced with the Power Macintosh G3 (Blue & White) -- complete with a fold down door on the side that makes upgrading very easy -- but it is silver like the "Quicksilver" models and adds the aforementioned mirrored drive bay doors along with four decorative indentions on the front reminiscent of the "Ventiports" on a 1949 Buick Roadmaster.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
- - -

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: August 13, 2002
Discontinued Date: January 28, 2003
  • 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 2002.
Processors: 2
Geekbench 2: 867:727 & N/A
1.0:888 & N/A
1.25:1078 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 867:867 MHz
1.0:1.0 GHz
1.25:1.25 GHz
Processor Type: 867,1.0:PowerPC 7455 (G4) x2
1.25:PowerPC 7455 (G4)x2
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: MDD G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 867:133 MHz
1.0,1.25:167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 867:867 MHz* (Built-in)
1.0:1 GHz* (Built-in)
1.25:1.25 GHz* (Built-in)
  • 867:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (867 MHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.0:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.25:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1.25 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
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: 867,1.0:256k (on chip), 1 MB
1.25:256k (on chip), 2 MB
  • 867:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (867 MHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.0:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.25:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1.25 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
RAM Type: 867:PC2100 DDR SDRAM
1.0,1.25:PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 867:266 MHz
1.0,1.25:333 MHz
  • 867:This system uses 266 MHz PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5v) memory modules.
  • 1.0,1.25:Supports 184-pin PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 867,1.0:256 MB
1.25:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • N/A
Video Card: 867:GeForce4 MX
1.0,1.25:Radeon 9000 Pro
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 867:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 1.0,1.25:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0,1.25:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 867:32 MB
1.0,1.25:64 MB
  • 867:32 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
  • 1.0,1.25:64 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
Display Support: Dual Displays
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • 867:With the default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
  • 1.0,1.25:With the default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • 867:Apple reports that the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the DVI port -- DVI to VGA adpater also included). 1920x1200 maximum for digital displays and 1600x1200 maximum for analog.
  • 1.0,1.25:Apple reports that the ATI Radeon 9000 Pro is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the DVI port -- DVI to VGA adpater also included). 1920x1200 maximum for digital displays and 1600x1200 maximum for analog.
Standard Hard Drive: 867:60 GB (7200 RPM)
1.0:80 GB (7200 RPM)
1.25:120 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 867:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 1.0:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 1.25:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 867:8X "Combo Drive"
1.0,1.25:2X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 867:Apple reported that the 8X DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive "reads DVDs at 8X, writes CD-R at 16X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CDs at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a second optical drive. Both optical drives use a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    Unlike the "Quicksilver 2002" that it replaced, an internal Zip 250 drive was not available build-to-order.
  • 1.0,1.25:Apple reported that the 2X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R at 2X, reads DVDs at 6X, writes CD-R at 8X, writes CD-RW at 4X, and reads CDs at 24X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a second optical drive. Both optical drives use a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.

    Unlike the "Quicksilver 2002" that it replaced, an internal Zip 250 drive was not available build-to-order.
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: None
  • AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. Apple advertised that this model has "four USB ports" counting the two on the keyboard as well as the two on the system.
Expansion Slots: 4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
  • In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has four internal 3.5" drive bays -- two Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra ATA/100 -- intended for hard drives and two external 5.25" drive bays intended for optical drives. By default, with a single hard drive and one optical drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and one external 5.25" bay are free.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (MDD)
Apple Order No: 867:M8787LL/A
1.0:M8689LL/A
1.25:M8573LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Mirrored Drive Doors
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Model ID: PowerMac3,6
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8570 Model Number, the 1914 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,6 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: 9.2.2, X 10.2
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

    Site-sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4
Avg. Weight: 42.0 lbs. (19.1 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (43.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 46.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 867:US$1699
1.0:US$2499
1.25:US$3299
Est. Current Retail: US$300-US$400
  • 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

[54] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (FireWire 800)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 (FW 800)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 (FW 800) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.0 (Firewire 800) features a 1.0 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, a 60 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 12X DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and a 4X AGP NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 were available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Firewire 800) series is similar to the "Mirrored Drive Doors" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design complete with "mirrored drive doors" and the same bus speeds (133 MHz or 167 MHz) and RAM (PC2100 and PC2700), for example -- but the "Firewire 800" models have faster optical drives and add a single Firewire 800 port along with support for onboard AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1.

Perhaps most notably, however, is that the "Mirrored Drive Doors" models are capable of booting in MacOS 9, whereas the "Firewire 800" models are not.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
- - -

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (FW 800)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (FW 800) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (Firewire 800) features dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 12X DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 were available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Firewire 800) series is similar to the "Mirrored Drive Doors" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design complete with "mirrored drive doors" and the same bus speeds (133 MHz or 167 MHz) and RAM (PC2100 and PC2700), for example -- but the "Firewire 800" models have faster optical drives and add a single Firewire 800 port along with support for onboard AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1.

Perhaps most notably, however, is that the "Mirrored Drive Doors" models are capable of booting in MacOS 9, whereas the "Firewire 800" models are not.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000031 YM312A9VNWP Highly disassembled
H0000318 YM31764YNWP Needs a new video card
H0000385 YM309NEENWP Unknown

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.42 DP (FW 800)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.42 DP (FW 800) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.42 DP (Firewire 800) features dual 1.42 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors each with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 2 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 512 MB of RAM, a 120 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 4X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 were available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4 (Firewire 800) series is similar to the "Mirrored Drive Doors" series that it replaced -- both share an identical case design complete with "mirrored drive doors" and the same bus speeds (133 MHz or 167 MHz) and RAM (PC2100 and PC2700), for example -- but the "Firewire 800" models have faster optical drives and add a single Firewire 800 port along with support for onboard AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1.

Perhaps most notably, however, is that the "Mirrored Drive Doors" models are capable of booting in MacOS 9, whereas the "Firewire 800" models are not.

Source: EveryMac

Instances
Hostname Serial Number Status
H0000030 YM315Y3HNP3 N/C
H0000088 YM317BFWNWQ N/C

Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: January 28, 2003
Discontinued Date: June 23, 2003
  • 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 2003.
Processors: 1.0:1
1.25,1.42:2
Geekbench 2: 1.0:570 & N/A
1.25:1061 & N/A
1.42:1224 & N/A
  • 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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.0:1.0 GHz
1.25:1.25 GHz
1.42:1.42 GHz
Processor Type: 1.0:PowerPC 7455 (G4)
1.25,1.42:PowerPC 7455 (G4)x2
  • The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor.
Processor Upgrade: MDD G4 Daughtercard
FPU: Integrated
  • The Power Macintosh G4 (Firewire 800) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 1.0:133 MHz
1.25,1.42:167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.0:1 GHz* (Built-in)
1.25:1.25 GHz* (Built-in)
1.42:1.42 GHz* (Built-in)
  • 1.0:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.25:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1.25 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.42:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1.42 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
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: 1.0,1.25:256k (on chip), 1 MB
1.42:256k (on chip), 2 MB
  • 1.0:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.25:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
  • 1.42:This system has 256k "on chip" level 2 caches running at processor speed (1.42 GHz) and a 2 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput".
RAM Type: 1.0:PC2100 DDR SDRAM
1.25,1.42:PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 1.0:266 MHz
1.25,1.42:333 MHz
  • 1.0:This system uses 266 MHz PC2100 DDR SDRAM (2.5v) memory modules.
  • 1.25,1.42:Supports 184-pin PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 1.0,1.25:256 MB
1.42:512 MB
Maximum RAM: 2 GB
Motherboard RAM: None
RAM Slots: 4
  • N/A
Video Card: 1.0:GeForce4 MX
1.25,1.42:Radeon 9000 Pro
VRAM Type: DDR SDRAM
  • 1.0:By default, this model has a NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or ATI Radeon 9700 Pro either with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
  • 1.25,1.42:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or ATI Radeon 9700 Pro either with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 64 MB
  • 1.0:64 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or ATI Radeon 9700 Pro either with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
  • 1.25,1.42:64 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti or ATI Radeon 9700 Pro either with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
Display Support: Dual Displays
Resolution Support: 1920x1200
  • 1.0:With the default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels".
  • 1.25,1.42:With the default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels".
2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
  • 1.0:Apple reports that the default NVIDIA GeForce4 MX is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the DVI port -- DVI to VGA adpater also included). 1920x1200 maximum for digital displays and 1600x1200 maximum for analog.
  • 1.25,1.42:Apple reports that the default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the DVI port -- DVI to VGA adpater also included). 1920x1200 maximum for digital displays and 1600x1200 maximum for analog.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.0:60 GB (7200 RPM)
1.25:80 GB (7200 RPM)
1.42:120 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: Ultra ATA/100
  • 1.0:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 1.25:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
  • 1.42:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 1.0,1.25:12X "Combo Drive"
1.42:4X "SuperDrive"
Standard Disk: None
  • 1.0,1.25:Apple reported that the 12X DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive "reads DVDs at 12X, writes CD-R at 32X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CDs at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a second optical drive. Both optical drives use a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.
  • 1.42:Apple reported that the 4X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVDs at 4X, reads DVDs at 8X, writes CD-R at 16X, writes CD-RW at 8X, and reads CDs at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a second optical drive. Both optical drives use a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.
Standard Modem: 56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 802.11b/g (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: 1.1 (Optional)
  • AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1 were available as build-to-order additions.
USB Ports: 2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 2 (400), 1 (800)
  • USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. Two Firewire "400" ports and one Firewire "800" port.
Expansion Slots: 4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
  • In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has four internal 3.5" drive bays -- two Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra ATA/100 -- intended for hard drives and two external 5.25" drive bays intended for optical drives. By default, with a single hard drive and one optical drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and one external 5.25" bay are free.
Incl. Keyboard: Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: Apple Pro Mouse
  • N/A
Case Type: Tower
Form Factor: Power Mac G4 (MDD)
Apple Order No: 1.0:M8839LL/A
1.25:M8840LL/A
1.42:M8841LL/A
Apple Subfamily: Firewire 800
  • The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: M8570 (EMC 1914)
Model ID: PowerMac3,6
  • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8570 Model Number, the 1914 EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,6 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: X 10.2.3
Maximum MacOS: X 10.5.8
  • This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
MacOS 9 Support: Classic Mode Only
Windows Support: Emulation Only
  • This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

    Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4
Avg. Weight: 42.0 lbs. (19.1 kg)
  • In inches - height by width by depth, (43.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 46.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.0:US$1499
1.25:US$1999
1.42:US$2699
Est. Current Retail: 1.0,1.25:US$300-US$400
1.42:US$325-US$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

[106] Apple Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Door 2003)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 (MDD 2003)

Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 (MDD 2003) The Apple Power Macintosh G4/1.25 (Mirrored Drive Doors 2003) features a single 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit, 256k "on chip" level 2 cache, and 1 MB of DDR SRAM level 3 backside cache. It shipped configured with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drive, a 12X DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive, and a 4X AGP ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. AirPort (802.11b) was available by custom configuration.

The Power Macintosh G4/1.25 (MDD 2003) is a re-released version of the Power Macintosh G4/1.25 DP (MDD) (M8573LL/A) -- due to demand from users who still needed to boot MacOS 9 -- but configured, by default, with a single processor, less RAM, a smaller hard drive, and a DVD-ROM/CD-RW "Combo" drive instead of a DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive". It also sold for a much lower price, US$1299 instead of US$3299.

It was released on June 23, 2003 along with the original Power Macintosh G5 models and discontinued on June 9, 2004 when the Power Macintosh G5 (June 2004) series was introduced.

Please note that this model also could be custom configured with dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors.

Source: EveryMac

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Technical Specifications

Introduction Date: 1.25:June 23, 2003
Discontinued Date: 1.25:June 9, 2004
  • 1.25: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 2003.
Processors: 1.25:1
Geekbench 2: 1.25:727 & N/A
  • 1.25: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 and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac3,6 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

    To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed: 1.25:1.25 GHz
Processor Type: 1.25:PowerPC 7455 (G4)
  • 1.25:The PowerPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processor. This model also could be configured with dual 1.25 GHz PowerPC 7455 (G4) processors.
Processor Upgrade: 1.25:MDD G4 Daughtercard
FPU: 1.25:Integrated
  • 1.25:The Power Macintosh G4 (Mirrored Drive Doors) models have the processor mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard.
System Bus Speed: 1.25:167 MHz
Cache Bus Speed: 1.25:1.25 GHz* (Built-in)
  • 1.25:If configured by default with one processor, this system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (1.25 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput."
ROM/Firmware Type: 1.25:Open Firmware
ROM/Firmware Size: 1.25:1 MB
  • 1.25:Boot ROM and around 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM (NewWorld).
L1 Cache: 1.25:64k
L2/L3 Cache: 1.25:256k (on chip), 1 MB
  • 1.25:This system has a 256k "on chip" level 2 cache running at processor speed (1.25 GHz) and a 1 MB DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache with "up to 4-GBps throughput."
RAM Type: 1.25:PC2700 DDR SDRAM
Min. RAM Speed: 1.25:333 MHz
  • 1.25:Supports 184-pin PC2700 (333 MHz) DDR SDRAM.
Standard RAM: 1.25:256 MB
Maximum RAM: 1.25:2 GB
Motherboard RAM: 1.25:None
RAM Slots: 1.25:4
  • 1.25:N/A
Video Card: 1.25:Radeon 9000 Pro
VRAM Type: 1.25:DDR SDRAM
  • 1.25:By default, this model has an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM. The video card occupies a 4X AGP slot.
Standard VRAM: 1.25:64 MB
Maximum VRAM: 1.25:64 MB
  • 1.25:64 MB DDR SDRAM provided by default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card. It also could be configured at the time of purchase with a NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM.
Display Support: 1.25:Dual Displays
Resolution Support: 1.25:1920x1200
  • 1.25:With the default ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card, Apple reports that this system "supports digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels and analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels". The build-to-order NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti graphics card with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM can support digital and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
2nd Display Support: 1.25:Dual/Mirroring
2nd Max. Resolution: 1.25:1920x1200
  • 1.25:Apple reports that the ATI Radeon 9000 Pro is capable of simultanously supporting dual displays (one using the ADC port and another using the DVI port -- DVI to VGA adpater also included). 1920x1200 maximum for digital displays and 1600x1200 maximum for analog.
Standard Hard Drive: 1.25:80 GB (7200 RPM)
Int. HD Interface: 1.25:Ultra ATA/100
  • 1.25:Can officially support four internal hard drives -- two Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6) and two Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5) -- drives larger than 128 GB are supported. By default, a single Ultra ATA/100 drive is installed.

    It also could be configured with up to four 10,000 RPM Ultra160 SCSI drives at the time of purchase (SCSI PCI card required), or a combination of ATA and SCSI drives (four total).

    In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Power Mac G4.
Standard Optical: 1.25:12X "Combo Drive"
Standard Disk: 1.25:None
  • 1.25:Apple reported that the 12X DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo drive "reads DVDs at 12X, writes CD-R at 32X, writes CD-RW at 10X, and reads CDs at 32X". By custom order, it also could be configured with a second optical drive. Both optical drives use a EIDE (ATA-3) bus.
Standard Modem: 1.25:56k v.92
Standard Ethernet: 1.25:10/100/1000Base-T
  • 1.25:Internal modem and 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
Standard AirPort: 1.25:802.11b (Optional)
Standard Bluetooth: 1.25:None
  • 1.25:AirPort (802.11b) was available as a build-to-order addition.
USB Ports: 1.25:2 (1.1)
Firewire Ports: 1.25:2 (400)
  • 1.25:USB 1.1 ports are dual channel. Apple advertised that this model has "four USB ports" counting the two on the keyboard as well as the two on the system.
Expansion Slots: 1.25:4 PCI*, AP
Expansion Bays: 1.25:4 3.5", 2 5.25"
  • 1.25:In the default configuration, this model has four open 33 MHz 64-bit PCI slots, and a 4X AGP slot occupied by the graphics card. It also has an open AirPort (802.11b) expansion slot.

    It has four internal 3.5" drive bays -- two Ultra ATA/66 and two Ultra ATA/100 -- intended for hard drives and two external 5.25" drive bays intended for optical drives. By default, with a single hard drive and one optical drive installed, three internal 3.5" bays and one external 5.25" bay are free.
Incl. Keyboard: 1.25:Apple Pro Keyboard
Incl. Input: 1.25:Apple Pro Mouse
  • 1.25:N/A
Case Type: 1.25:Tower
Form Factor: 1.25:Power Mac G4 (MDD)
  • 1.25:
Apple Order No: 1.25:M9145LL/A
Apple Subfamily: 1.25:Mirrored Drive Doors 2003
  • 1.25:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Apple Model No: 1.25:M8570 (EMC 1914C)
Model ID: 1.25:PowerMac3,6
  • 1.25:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

    Also see: All Macs with the M8570 Model Number, the 1914C EMC Number, and the PowerMac3,6 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: 1.25:3.6V Lithium
Battery Life: 1.25:N/A
  • 1.25:N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS: 1.25:9.2.2, X 10.2
Maximum MacOS: 1.25:X 10.5.8
  • 1.25:This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
MacOS 9 Support: 1.25:Boot/Classic Mode
Windows Support: 1.25:Emulation Only
  • 1.25:This model is capable of booting Mac OS 9 and using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard").

    Site-sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.
Dimensions: 1.25:17.0 x 8.9 x 18.4
Avg. Weight: 1.25:42.0 lbs. (19.1 kg)
  • 1.25:In inches - height by width by depth, (43.2 cm, 22.6 cm, 46.7 cm).
Original Price (US): 1.25:US$1299
Est. Current Retail: 1.25:US$300-US$400
  • 1.25: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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