Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002)

Introduced: January 2002
Terminated: August 2002


There were three configurations available for the Power Mac G4 QuickSilver 2002.  The low-end configuration ran at 800Mhz, had a 40Gb hard drive and 256Mb of RAM.  It was equipped with a CD-RW drive.  The mid-range configuration ran at 933Mhz, had a 60 GB hard drive and had 256Mb of RAM.  It had a SuperDrive.  The high-end model ran dual 1.0Ghz processors, had an 80Gb hard drive and had 512Mb of RAM.  It also had a SuperDrive.


The latest edition of the Power Mac G4 line, the QuickSilver 2002, was the first Mac to get a processor speed up to a Gigahertz.  It also added a DDR SDRAM L2 cache to the mid-range and high-end configurations.  Apart from that, there were few changes from earlier models.


Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002)


Processor: PowerPC 7450 v2.1 or 7455 v2.1 (G4)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: 733 (education only), 800, 933 MHz, or dual 1.0 GHz
Benchmarks: 733 MHz: 368, 800 MHz: 419, 933 MHz: 510, dual 1.0 GHz: 833
Cache: 64 KB L1, 256 KB (1:1) L2, 2 MB DDR L3 (933 /dual 1.0 GHz)
System Bus: 133 MHz
Hard Drive: 40GB 7200-rpm, 60GB 7200-rpm, or 80GB 7200-rpm
Media: 24x10x32x CD-RW, or 8x/12x/8x/32x DVD/CD-RW, or 2x/6x/8x/4x/24x DVD/CD-RW (2x SuperDrive)
Peripherals: Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse
Weight and Dimensions (US): 30 lbs., 17” H x 8.9” W x 18.4” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 13.6 kg, 43.2 cm H x 22.6 cm W x 46.7 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 (Mac OS ROM 9.0.1) and Mac OS X 10.1.2 (5P63)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X 10.1.3, 10.1.5, or 10.2
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (Power Mac) 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.2.6 1.2.7
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: None
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 3 - PC133 3.3v, unbuffered, 8-byte, non-parity 168-pin SDRAM
Minimum RAM Speed: 125 MHz (8 ns)
Interleaving Support: No
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 7500, NVIDIA GeForce4 MX, or GeForce4 Ti
ATI Card Model: ATY,RV200 (Radeon 7500)
Graphics Memory: 32 MB (Radeon), 64 MB (GeForce4 MX), or 128 MB (GeForce4 Ti)
Built-in Display: None
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: 1 - VGA, 1 - ADC (Radeon and GeForce4 MX) or 1 - DVI, 1 - ADC (GeForce4 Ti)
Expansion Slots: 4 - 64-bit 33 MHz PCI, 1 - 4x AGP
Expansion Bays: 4 - internal 3.5” ATA drive bays, 1 - optical drive bay, 1 - Zip 250 bay
Hard Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Optical Drive Bus: EIDE (ATA-3)
Backup Battery: 3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Max Watts: 360 W
Line Voltage: 115V AC (90V to 132V AC) or 230V AC (180V to 264V AC)
Liquid Cooling: None
AirPort: Optional AirPort card (802.11b)
Bluetooth: None
Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: Optional 56k
ADB: None
Serial: None
SCSI: None
USB: 2 - 12 MBit/s
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s (15W total power)
Audio In: None
Audio Out: 1 - 3.5-mm analog output jack, 1 - 2.5-mm Apple Pro Speaker minijack, Built-in speaker (16-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in January 2002, the Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2002) was discontinued in August 2002.



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