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.

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
iMovie HD 0:25
iTunes 4.7 0:52
Tested Configuration Mac OS X 10.4, 512MB RAM
Photoshop CS2 0:53
Compressor 3:52
Speedmark 4.0 Score 253
Unreal Tournament 2004 49fps