Apple on Monday introduced the Power Mac G5 , billed as “the world’s fastest personal computer.” It features a 64-bit processor and 1GHz front-side bus, can address up to 8GB of memory and features processor speeds of up to 2GHz. In bench tests, Apple said the new machines handily beat the fastest Pentium 4 and dual Xeon-based PC systems available.
The systems incorporate 400MHz 128-bit DDR SDRAM with throughput of up to 6.4GB/sec, one 133MHz and two 100MHz 64-bit PCI-X expansion slots and AGP 8x Pro graphics slots. The processors and their 1GHz front side bus can handle 16GB/sec of bandwidth, according to Apple.
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