• 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.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

Manufacturer’s Website

The Specs

Processor type PowerPC G5 Dual-Core
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Included monitor No
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6600LE
General Information
UPC Code 718908730652
Memory type DDR2
Other Features
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Chassis style Tower