Power Mac G4 (FW800) - Technical Specifications

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Power Mac G4 (FW800) - Technical Specifications
Order number M8839LL/A M8840LL/A M8841LL/A
Processor 1GHz PowerPC G4 Dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4 Dual 1.42GHz PowerPC G4
L3 cache 1MB DDR SRAM 1MB DDR SRAM per processor 2MB DDR SRAM per processor
System bus 133MHz 167MHz 167MHz
Main memory (2GB maximum4) 256MB PC2100 (266MHz)
256MB PC2700 (333MHz)
512MB PC2700 (333MHz)
Hard drive 60GB Ultra ATA/100; 7200 rpm5 80GB Ultra ATA/100; 7200 rpm5 120GB Ultra ATA/100; 7200 rpm5
Optical drive Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) Combo (DVD-ROM/CD-RW) SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
Graphics support NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with
ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with
Expansion slots and bays Four open full-length 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots; AGP 4X slot with graphics card installed; four DIMM slots; four internal hard drive bays (one occupied); two optical drive bays (one occupied)
Ports One FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports, four USB ports, front headphone minijack and speaker, rear Apple speaker minijack, audio line in and audio line out minijacks, ADC and DVI connectors for dual display support
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K modem6; AirPort Extreme ready2; Bluetooth ready
Software Mac OS X with Classic environment, QuickTime, iCal, iChat, iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD8), DVD Player, iSync, Mac OS X Mail, Microsoft Internet Explorer, EarthLink, Acrobat Reader, Art Directors Toolkit, FAXstf, FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office v. X Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, and Developer Tools
Service and support 90 days of free telephone support and one-year limited warranty
Also included Apple Pro Keyboard, Apple Pro Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable
Memory PC2100 or PC2700 DDR SDRAM): 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 1.5GB, 2GB
Hard drives 60GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 rpm), 80GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 rpm), 120GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 rpm), 180GB Ultra ATA/100 (7200 rpm)
Optical drives SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB DDR SDRAM, ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB DDR SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium with 128MB DDR SDRAM, ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with 128MB DDR SDRAM
Audio Apple Pro Speakers, Apple iPod, Harman Kardon iSub and SoundSticks
Wireless AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Extreme Base Station, built-in Bluetooth module
Other Mac OS X Server, Ultra SCSI PCI card, DVD-R Media Kit
Technical Specifications

Processing and memory

  • 1GHz, dual 1.25GHz, or dual 1.42GHz PowerPC G4 processors
  • Velocity Engine vector processing unit
  • Full 128-bit internal memory data paths
  • Powerful floating-point unit supporting single-cycle, double-precision calculations
  • Data stream prefetching operations supporting four simultaneous 32-bit data streams
  • 256K on-chip L2 cache running at processor speed
  • Up to 2MB DDR SRAM L3 cache per processor with up to 4-GBps throughput
  • Up to 167MHz system bus supporting over 1.3-GBps data throughput
  • 256MB or 512MB of PC2100 (266MHz) or PC2700 (333MHz) DDR SDRAM main memory supporting up to 2.7-GBps throughput
  • Four DIMM slots supporting up to 2GB of DDR SDRAM using one of the following4
    —256MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit) 
    —512MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)

Graphics and display support

  • One of the following graphics cards installed in a dedicated AGP 4X graphics slot: 
    —NVIDIA GeForce4 MX with 64MB of DDR SDRAM 
    —ATI Radeon 9000 Pro with 64MB of DDR SDRAM 
    —NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium with 128MB of DDR SDRAM (build-to-order option) 
    —ATI Radeon 9700 Pro with 128MB of DDR SDRAM (build-to-order option)
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels; analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels
  • ADC and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included
  • Dual display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Support for up to two Apple displays1

Storage and expansion

  • Four 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays 
    —One 7200-rpm Ultra ATA/100 drive preinstalled in standard configurations: 60GB, 80GB, or 120GB5 
    —Support for up to four internal ATA drives (two Ultra ATA/100 and two Ultra ATA/66) 
    —Support for up to four internal SCSI drives (requires third-party solution not offered by Apple) 
    —Support for a combination of internal ATA and SCSI drives (total of four)
  • One of the following optical drives: 
    —SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW); writes DVD-R discs at 4x speed, reads DVDs at 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 8x speed, reads CDs at 32x speed 
    —Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW); reads DVDs at 12x speed, writes CD-R discs at 32x speed, writes CD-RW discs at 10x speed, reads CDs at 32x speed 
    —Optional Combo drive in second optical drive bay
  • Four open full-length 64-bit, 33MHz PCI slots
  • One AGP 4X slot with graphics card installed


  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)
  • Built-in antennas and expansion slot for optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (based on IEEE 802.11g draft specification; 802.11b Wi-Fi certified)2
  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem6
  • Optional Bluetooth 1.1 module

Peripherals and audio

  • One FireWire 800 port and two FireWire 400 ports (15W total power)
  • Four USB ports (two on system, two on keyboard)
  • Front headphone jack and speaker
  • Stereo audio line in and line out minijacks
  • Apple speaker minijack for connection to optional Apple Pro Speakers

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100Ð125V AC or 200Ð240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum current: 6.5A (low-voltage range) or 7.5A (high-voltage range)
  • Operating temperature: 50¡ to 95¡ F (10¡ to 35¡ C)
  • Storage temperature: Ð40¡ to 116¡ F (Ð40¡ to 47¡ C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and weight

  • Height: 17.0 inches (43.2 cm)
  • Width: 8.9 inches (22.7 cm)
  • Depth: 18.4 inches (46.8 cm)
  • Weight: 42 pounds (19.1 kg)7
Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Product contains electronic documentation. Backup copy of software is included.
  1. Second Apple flat-panel display requires Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, sold separately.
  2. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Extreme Card, AirPort Extreme Base Station or AirPort Base Station, and Internet access (fees may apply). Some ISPs are not currently compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions. Speeds up to 54 Mbps require AirPort Extreme Base Station.
  3. SuperDrive available in selected models.
  4. 999MB maximum per application in the Mac OS X Classic environment.
  5. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less
  6. Appropriate ISP and telephone services required. Your ISP may not support all V.92 features. Modem will function according to V.90 standards if V.92 services are not available. Actual modem speeds lower.
  7. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  8. SuperDrive required for iDVD.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016