Macintosh IIvi

Introduced: October 1992
Terminated: February 1993


The Macintosh IIvi ran on a Motorola 68030 processor at speeds of up to 16MHz.  The internal hard drive could have from 40-400MB of space.  The 4MB of RAM was upgradable to 68MB.

A 1.4MB floppy drive was standard while a 2x CD-ROM optical drive was optional.


The Macintosh IIvi was one of the shortest-lived Macintoshes ever.  It was discontinued after only four months and was never even sold in the United States.  It was almost identical to the Macintosh IIvx except with a slower processor and no FPU.  Later models borrowed the layout of the motherboard of the Macintosh IIvi and paired it with a more powerful processor.


Macintosh IIvi


Processor: Motorola 68030
Processor Speed: 16 MHz
Cache: 0.5 k L1
System Bus: 16 MHz
Hard Drive: 40 - 400 MB
Media: Optional 2x CD-ROM, 1.44 MB floppy
Weight and Dimensions (US): 35 lbs., 6” H x 13” W x 16.5” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 15.9 kg, 15.2 cm H x 33 cm W x 41.9 cm D
Original Mac OS: System 7.1
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS 7.6.1
Firmware: Macintosh ROM
Model Number:—
Logicboard RAM: 4 MB
Maximum RAM: 68 MB
Type of RAM Slots: 4 - 30 pin SIMMs
Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: None
Graphics Memory: (Requires Video Card)
Built-in Display:—
Display Connection:—
Expansion Slots: 3 NuBus, 1 PDS
Hard Drive Bus: SCSI
Backup Battery: 3.6 V Lithium
Max Watts: 230 W
Ethernet: None
Modem: None
ADB: 2
Serial: 2
SCSI: 1 - DB-25
USB: None
FireWire: None
Audio In: mono 8 bit
Audio Out: mono 8 bit


Introduced in October of 1992 and discontinued in February of 1993, the Macintosh IIvi was one of Apple’s shortest-lived products.



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