Pros

  • Fastest Mac available
  • PCI-X slots
  • Support for 30-inch Cinema HD display
  • Double-layer SuperDrive
  • Huge memory capacity
  • Big hard drive

Cons

  • Relatively steep premium for modest performance advantage

At A Glance

This dual-2.7 GHz Power Mac G5 is the fastest of the third round of Power Mac G5 models, which were introduced in late April 2005. Unlike previous models, a 56K modem is only an option on this system.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.apple.com/

The Specs

Processor
Processor type PowerPC G5
Processor speed 2700.0 MHz
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon 9650
General Information
UPC Code 718908377857
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DVI (single link)
Memory
Memory type DDR

Performance

Macworld Labs
Cinema 4D XL 9.1 1:02
Photoshop CS2 0:53
Speedmark 4.0 Score 253
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Unreal Tournament 2004 49fps
iMovie HD 0:25
iTunes 4.7 0:52
Compressor 3:52