Power Mac G5 (June 2004)

Introduced: June 2004
Terminated: April 2005


The Power Mac G5 (June 2004) was a speed bump of the original release.  There were three different configurations.  The low-end configuration had dual 1.6Ghz processors, had an 80Gb hard drive and 256Mb of RAM.  Midrange configuration had dual 1.8Ghz processors, had a 160Gb hard drive and 512Mb of RAM.  The high-end configuration ran dual 2.5Ghz processors, had a 160Gb hard drive and 512Mb of RAM. 


Apart from the increased processor speeds, the Power Mac G4 (June 2004) was essentially the same as the previous model.  As was typical for speed bumped models, the graphics and optical drives were improved.  The only other significant change was in the high-end configuration.  Due to running at very high temperatures, a liquid cooling system was developed.


Power Mac G5 (June 2004)


Processor: PowerPC 970fx (G5)
Number of Cores: 1
Processor Speed: dual 1.8, dual 2.0, or dual 2.5 GHz
Benchmarks: dual 1.8 GHz: 1513, dual 2.0 GHz: 1745, dual 2.5 GHz: 2103
Cache: 64 KB (instruction), 32 KB (data) L1, 512 KB L2
System Bus: dual 900 MHz, dual 1.0, or dual 1.25 GHz
Hard Drive: 80, 160, or 250 GB 7200-rpm
Media: 8x/10x/24x/10x/32x DVD-R/CD-RW (8x SuperDrive)
Peripherals: Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse
Weight and Dimensions (US): 44.4 lbs., 20.1” H x 8.1” W x 18.7” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 20.2 kg, 51.1 cm H x 20.6 cm W x 47.5 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3.4 (7L18 or 7L32)
Later Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.3.7
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT (Power Mac) 2.2.5, 2.5, 2.5.2
Firmware: Open Firmware
Firmware Update: Power Mac G5 (June 2004) Firmware Update 5.1.8f7
Firmware Update URL: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/powermacg5june2004firmwareupdate.html
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 4.0 GB (dual 1.8 GHz) or 8.0 GB (dual 2.0 GHz+)
Type of RAM Slots: 4 (dual 1.8 GHz), or 8 - PC3200 (dual 2.0 GHz+) 2.5v, unbuffered, 8-byte, nonparity 184-pin DDR SDRAM (matched pairs)
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: Yes
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra, GeForce 6800 GT DDL, GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL, ATI Radeon 9600 XT, or Radeon 9800 XT
ATI Card Model: ATY,RV360 (9600 XT), ATY,R360 (9800 XT)
Graphics Memory: 64 (FX 5200) 256 MB (6800) or 128 (9600 XT) or 256 MB (9800 XT)
Built-in Display: None
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: 1 - DVI, 1- ADC (5200, 9600 XT, 9800 XT) or 2 - dual-link DVI (both 6800)
Expansion Slots: 3 - PCI (dual 1.8 GHz) 3 - PCI-X (dual 2.0 GHz+), 1 - 8x AGP Pro
Expansion Bays: 2 - Internal 3.5” Serial ATA drive bays, 1 - optical drive bay
Hard Drive Bus: 2 - 1.5 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) controllers
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Optical Drive Bus: Ultra ATA/100
Backup Battery: 3.6 V 850 mAh Lithium (922-4028)
Max Watts: 604 W
Line Voltage: 100–125V AC or 200–240V AC
Liquid Cooling: Yes (On dual 2.5 GHz)
AirPort: Optional AirPort Extreme card (802.11b/g) (external antenna)
Bluetooth: Optional Bluetooth 1.1
Ethernet: 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
Modem: 56k v92
ADB: None
Serial: None
SCSI: None
USB: 3 - 480Mbps
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s, 1 - 800 MBit/s (15W total power)
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, 1 - optical S/PDIF (Toslink) input (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 2 - 3.5-mm analog output jacks, 1 - optical S/PDIF (Toslink) output, 1 - Built-in speaker (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


Introduced in June 2004, the Power Mac G5 (June 2004) was discontinued in April 2005.



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