Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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.

Manufacturer’s Description

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.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G5 Dual-Core
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6600
General Information
UPC Code 718908730676
Memory
Memory type DDR2
Case
Chassis style Tower