- Speedy video card
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet jacks support advanced networking options
- Huge memory capacity
- PCI Express expansion slots
- Two dual-core processors deliver substantial performance gains in many applications
- Cooling fans noisy when system is under heavy load
- Limited performance gains in many routine office and even Photoshop tasks
At A Glance
Apple adds a dual-core processor -- two processing units on a single chip -- to its Power Mac line. This particular model features two dual-core G5 chips, letting applications take advantage of four 1MB L2 caches, four 128-bit Velocity Engines and eight double-precision floating point units. This desktop also adds PCI Express, a high-performance interface that's particularly appealing to video pros. Also new: a double-layer SuperDrive, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, and faster DDR2 RAM.
The Power Mac G5 Dual and Power Mac 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.