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Apple Power Mac G5 2.0 GHz Dual Core Specs

Power Mac G5 - M9590LL/A - PowerMac11,2 - A1117/A1177

About This Power Mac

The Power Mac G5 Dual Core (2.0) is powered by a single “dual-core” 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5) processor and is also one of the first across all manufacturers to employ 64-bit processors Desktop line. This processor allows the device to be faster among the peers of its time. It comes with a 160 GB hard drive installed for its storage and, an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE video card with 128 MB of GDDR SDRAM. It is designed with 9 computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling and also a removable side panel for easy access to internal components to allow for upgrades. The Power Mac G5 is a history-making device and certainly caused a lot of excitement during its release.

Storage

The Apple Power Mac G5 device is built with 160 GB Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s) hard drive storage with a storage speed of 7200 RPM.

    Screen Size and Resolution

    The Power Mac G5 can support dual displays for its primary display functions with a resolution of 2560×1600 and also is secondary display can perform dual or mirroring functions also at 1920×1200 resolution.

      Inclusive Features

      The Power Mac includes the following features and ports:

      • 2nd Display Dual/Mirroring Support with a maximum resolution of 1920×1200.
      •  6X DL “SuperDrive”. 
      • 2 FireWire “400” ports and 1 FireWire “800” port.

        Processor & Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

        The Apple Power Mac G5 has MacOS X 10.4.2 (8E90) pre-installed on it and runs on a “dual-core” 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5) processor. Its graphics are supported by an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE video card with 128 MB of GDDR SDRAM.

        Memory & Architecture

        The Apple Power Mac G5 device is built with a 32k/64k level 1 cache and 1 MB level 2 on-chip cache. The RAM for its configuration is a 512 MB or 1 GB of 533 MHz PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM.

        2 Cores 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5)

        512 MB or 1 GB

        160 GB Hard Drive

        N/A

        Upgradability

        Although the Power Mac G5 comes with 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM it can be upgraded to up to 16 GB of RAM. The Operating System of the Power Mac G5 can also be upgraded from its pre-installed MacOS X 10.4.2 (8E90) to MacOS X 10.5.8. The Power Mac G5 dimensions are 511mm×206mm×475mm and it has a weight of 44.5-48.8 lbs (20.2-22.1 kg).

        Introduced: October 19, 2005

        Discontinued:  August 7, 2006

        Display Details

        Memory

        Display Support

        Dual Displays

        Level 1 Cache

        32k/64k

        Resolution Support

        2560×1600

        Level 2/Level 3 Cache

        1 MB

        Processor

        RAM Type

        PC2-4200 DDR2

        Processors

        1 (2 Cores)

        Min. RAM Speed

        533 MHz

        Architecture

        64-Bit

        Standard RAM

        512 MB, 1 GB

        Speed

        2.0 GHz

        Maximum RAM

        16 GB

        Type

        PowerPC 970MP (G5)

        RAM Slots

        8

        Processor Upgrade

        G5 Daughtercard

        Motherboard RAM

        None

        FPU

        Integrated

        Graphics

        System Bus Speed

        1.0 GHz (2:1)

        Video Card

        GeForce 6600 LE

        Cache Bus Speed

        2.0 GHz (Built-in)

        VRAM Type

        GDDR SDRAM

        ROM/Firmware

        Open Firmware

        Standard VRAM

        128 MB

        ROM/Firmware size

        1 MB

        Maximum VRAM

        128 MB

        Storage

        Inclusive Features and Ports

        Standard Storage

        160 GB HDD

        Standard Optical Drive

        6X DL “SuperDrive”

        Storage Speed

        7200 RPM

        Standard Ethernet

        Gigabit (x2)

        Storage Dimensions

        3.5” (26.10 mm)

        Standard Modem

        56k v.92

        Storage Interface

        Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)

        Standard Air Port

        802.11b/g (Optional)

        Battery

        Standard Bluetooth

        2.0+EDR (Optional)

        Type

        3.6V Lithium

        USB Port 2.0

        4

        Battery Life

        N/A

        FireWire Ports

        2 (400), 1 (800)

        Description

        Keyboard

        Apple Keyboard

        Case Type

        Tower

        Inclusive Input

        Apple Mighty Mouse

        Form Factor

        Power Mac G5

        S-Video Output

        None

        Apple Order No

        M9590LL/A

        Sound In

        2

        Apple Subfamily

        Late 2005

        Headphone

        1

        Apple Model Number

        A1117/A1177* (EMC 2023)

        Sound Out

        2

        Model ID

        PowerMac 11.2

        Power Adapter

        N/A

         

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