Macintosh Server G3

Introduced: March 1998
Terminated: January 1999


Running the new G3 PowerPC 750 processor at 233, 266 or 300Mhz, the Power Macintosh G3 MiniTower had a 6Gb hard drive or up to two 4 or 9GB hard drives.  It had a 24x CD-ROM and a 1.4 floppy drive.  It had a maximum RAM of 768Mb.  There was a graphics card, three PCI slots, one PERCH slot and one or two expansion bays for SCSI devices.  It had analog audio inputs/outputs and optional RCA stereo jacks.  It also had a built-in speaker.


Based on the motherboard of the Power Macintosh G3, the Macintosh Server G3 was bundled with server software.  The tower cases made for easy upgrading.


Processor: PowerPC 750 (G3)
Processor Speed: 233, 250, 292 MHz
Cache: 64 k L1, 1 MB backside (1:2) (250/292 MHz) L2
System Bus: 66 MHz (233 MHz)/83 MHz (250/292 MHz)
Hard Drive: 2.0 GB
Media: 1.44 MB floppy, 20x CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
Weight and Dimensions (US): 7.2 (12.1-inch), 7.6 (13.3-inch), 7.8 lbs. (14.1-inch), 2” H x 12.7” W x 10.4” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 3.3 (12.1-inch), 3.4 (13.3-inch), 3.5 kg (14.1-inch), 5.1 cm H x 32.3 cm W x 26.4 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 8.0
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.2.8
Hardware Test: Not Supported
Firmware: Open Firmware with Macintosh ROM
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 512 MB (Actual) 192 MB (Apple)
Type of RAM Slots: 2 - PC100 144-pin SO-DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 10 ns
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Rage LT
ATI Card Model: ATY,LT-G
Graphics Connection:—
Graphics Memory: 2 - 4 MB
Built-in Display: 12.1” Passive Matrix or 13.3”/14.1” Active Matrix TFT
Resolutions: 800 x 600 (12.1-inch) or 1024 x 768 (13.3-inch/14.1-inch)
Display Modes: video mirroring only
Display Connection: 1 - VGA, 1 - S-video (13.3-inch/14.1-inch)
Expansion Slots: 2 - Type II or 1 - Type III PC Card (CardBus)
Expansion Bays: 2 - PowerBook (1998) Media Bays
Hard Drive Bus: ATA-2
Motion Sensor: None
Backup Battery: 922-3380
Power Adapter: 45 W AC (M4402)
System Battery: 49 Wh Lithium Ion (M6385, M4685)
Battery Life: 3.5 hours (one battery) or 7 hours (two batteries)
Max Watts: 45 W
Line Voltage: 100-240V AC
AirPort: None
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10BASE-T
Modem: Optional or Standard 56k
ADB: 1 - External, 1 - Internal for Trackpad
Serial: 1
USB: None
FireWire: None
Security Slot: 1 - Kensington cable lock
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, 1- Built-in microphone (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 2 - Built-in speakers (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in March 1998, the Macintosh Server G3 was terminated in January 1999.



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