- Solid performance
- PCI Express slots
- Huge memory capacity
- No backward compatibility with PCI or PCI-X cards
- No improvement in performance compared with dual-processor model
At A Glance
Apple adds a dual-core processor -- two processing units on a single chip -- to its Power Mac line. The new desktops also add PCI Express, a high-performance interface that's particularly appealing to video pros. (To that end, the Power Mac line offers several video card build-to-order options above the Nvidia GeForce 6600 LE that comes standard on this model.) Also new: a double-layer SuperDrive, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and faster DDR2 RAM.
The PowerMac G5 Dual and PowerMac G5 Quad introduce dual-core PowerPC processors, a modern PCI Express architecture, and wicked-fast workstation graphics. Power one up today and blaze through your work, deliver ahead of schedule, and astound your clients because this baby really moves.
|Processor type||PowerPC G5 Dual-Core|
|Processor speed||2000.0 MHz|
|Primary Graphics Chipset||Nvidia GeForce 6600LE|
|Speedmark 4.5 Score||227|
|Tested Configuration||Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM|
|Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21||1:07|
|Unreal Tournament 2004||43.7fps|