Pros

  • Solid performance
  • PCI Express slots
  • Huge memory capacity

Cons

  • 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

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

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

Performance

Macworld Labs
iTunes 6.0.3 0:57
Speedmark 4.5 Score 227
iMovie 6.0.1 0:40
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4.5, 1GB of RAM
Photoshop CS2 1:03
Cinema 4D XL 9.5.21 1:07
Unreal Tournament 2004 43.7fps