Apple today announced that its
dual 1.25GHz Power Mac
system is now shipping. The
company introduced new Power Mac G4 systems on August 13, moving the entire line to dual processor
The new dual processor machines feature Xserve architecture with support for up to 2GB of Double Data Rate (DDR) memory at up to 333MHz, an ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card and an enhanced enclosure with increased storage up to nearly half a terabyte, according to Apple.
“The Power Mac G4 with dual processors running at 1.25 GHz is the fastest Mac ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing in a statement today. “The combination of the Xserve architecture and Mac OS X version 10.2 ‘Jaguar’ provides an incredibly powerful and stable platform for our professional customers.”
Each Power Mac system has two 400Mbps FireWire ports and four 12Mbps USB ports (two on system, two on keyboard). In addition, the systems have a front headphone jack; Stereo audio line in and line out minijacks; Built-in 56K v.92 modem; and an Apple speaker minijack. Currently the v.92 modem is available on the PowerMac and the eMac — the iMac is still equipped with the v.90 modem.
Using graphics cards from Nvidia and ATI, Apple’s desktop systems feature dual display support across the product line. A single AGP 4x graphics card has both the Apple Display Connector (ADC) and a DVI connector.
The dual 1.25 GHz Power Mac G4, for a suggested retail price of $3,299, includes 256K on-chip level 2 cache and 2MB of DDR SRAM backside level 3 cache per processor; 512MB of DDR SDRAM memory; ATI Radeon 9000 Pro graphics card with 64MB DDR SDRAM in 4x AGP slot; 120GB Ultra ATA/100 7200 rpm hard disk drive; and SuperDrive DVD-R/CD-RW optical drive.