Power Mac G5 (June 2004) - Technical Specifications

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Order number Dual 1.8GHz SuperDrive
Dual 2GHz SuperDrive
Dual 2.5GHz SuperDrive
G5 Processor Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5 Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
L2 Cache 512K per processor
Frontside bus 900MHz per processor 1GHz per processor 1.25GHz per processor
DDR SDRAM main memory 256MB PC3200 (400MHz)
Supports up to 4GB
512MB PC3200 (400MHz)
Supports up to 8GB
8X AGP Pro graphics NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB DDR SDRAM ATI RADEON 9600 XT with 128MB DDR SDRAM
Hard drive(1) 80GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm 160GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
Optical drive SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
PCI slots Three open full-length 33MHz, 64-bit PCI slots Three open full-length PCI-X slots: one 133MHz, 64-bit slot and two 100MHz, 64-bit slots
Expansion One FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front); three USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard); AGP 8X Pro slot with graphics card installed, including ADC connector and DVI connector
Bays Two internal hard drive bays (1 occupied); one optical drive bay
Networking Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet and 56K V.92 modem (5)
Wireless AirPort Extreme ready (based on 802.11g specification; IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi certified) (2); Bluetooth option
Audio Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog audio input, analog audio output, front headphone minijack and speaker
System software Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther”
Software iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD and GarageBand), Art Directors Toolkit, EarthLink TotalAccess 2004, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, Zinio Reader, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Xcode Developer Tools
Hardware accessories Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, AirPort antenna
Limited warranty and service Your Power Mac G5 comes with 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three full years. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts. For more information, visit Apple support or call 800-823-2775.
Internet access All models also include 30 days of free dial-up Internet service with EarthLink (North America only) activation. Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
Build-to-Order Options  
Order a custom-configured computer from the online Apple Store or an authorized Apple reseller.
Memory (PC3200 DDR SDRAM; installed in pairs): 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB (1)
Hard drives(1) 80GB Serial ATA
160GB Serial ATA
250GB Serial ATA
2X 250GB Serial ATA
Optical drives SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW), Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9600 XT with 128MB of DDR SDRAM
ATI Radeon 9800 XT with 256MB of DDR SDRAM
Audio Apple iPod
Logitech Z680 5.1 Speakers T7156LL/A
Monster 1m Toslink Digital Fiber Optic Cable T7153LL/A
Monster 2m Toslink Digital Fiber Optic Cable T7154LL/A
External storage Xserve RAID with Apple Fibre Channel PCI Card
Wireless AirPort Extreme Card M8881LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station M8930LL/A
AirPort Express Featuring AirTunes M9470LL/A
AirPort Extreme Base Station (with modem and antenna port) M8799LL/A
Internal Bluetooth module with antenna
Displays Apple Studio Display (17-inch flat panel) M7649ZM/B
Apple Cinema Display (20-inch flat panel) M8893ZM/A
Apple Cinema HD Display (23-inch flat panel) M8537ZM/A
Apple DVI to ADC Display Adapter M8661LL/B
Apple DVI to Video Adapter M9267G/A
Services AppleCare Protection Plan M8850LL/A
.Mac Subscription M8778LL/A

Technical Specifications


  • Dual 1.8GHz, dual 2GHz or dual 2.5GHz 64-bit PowerPC G5 microprocessors
  • PowerPC processor architecture with 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Native support for 32-bit application code
  • 512K on-chip L2 cache running at processor speed
  • Parallel data structure supporting up to 215 simultaneous in-flight instructions
  • Simultaneous issue of up to 10 out-of-order operations
  • Dual-pipeline Velocity Engine for 128-bit single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) processing
  • Two independent double-precision floating-point units
  • Advanced three-stage branch-prediction logic
  • Two 900MHz, 1GHz or 1.25GHz 64-bit DDR frontside busses supporting up to 10GBps data throughput
  • Point-to-point system controller


  • 128-bit data paths for up to 6.4GBps memory throughput
  • Dual 1.8GHz systems:
    • 256MB of PC3200 (400MHz) DDR SDRAM
    • Four DIMM slots supporting up to 4GB of main memory
  • Dual 2GHz and dual 2.5GHz systems:
    • 512MB of PC3200 (400MHz) DDR SDRAM
    • Eight DIMM slots supporting up to 8GB of main memory
  • Support for the following DIMMs (in pairs):
    • 128MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
    • 256MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
    • 512MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)
    • 1GB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)

Graphics and displays

  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot supporting up to 2GBps data throughput, with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64MB of DDR SDRAM
    • ATI Radeon 9600 XT with 128MB of DDR SDRAM
    • ATI Radeon 9800 XT with 256MB of DDR SDRAM (build-to-order option; occupies AGP slot and adjacent PCI slot)
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels
  • Support for 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 flat panel displays(3)


  • Two 3.5-inch hard drive bays, each with a 150MBps Serial ATA controller; with the following hard drive options:
    • 1 80GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA; 8MB memory buffer (1)
    • 1 160GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA; 8MB memory buffer(1)
    • 1 or 2 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA; 8MB memory buffer(1) (build-to-order option)
  • Optical drive bay with SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD-R discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 10x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 32x speed

PCI expansion

  • Dual 1.8GHz systems:
    • Three open full-length 33MHz, 64-bit PCI slots
  • Dual 2GHz and dual 2.5GHz systems:
    • One open full-length 133MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slot and two open full-length 100MHz, 64-bit PCI-X slots


  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11) (5)
  • Expansion slot for optional 54 Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (based on IEEE 802.11g specification; 802.11b Wi-Fi certified) (2)
  • External AirPort Extreme antenna
  • Optional internal Bluetooth 1.1 module and antenna

Peripherals and audio

  • One FireWire 800 port and two FireWire 400 ports (one on front panel, 15W total power)
  • Three USB 2.0 ports (one on front panel), two USB 1.1 ports on keyboard
  • Front headphone minijack and speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output Toslink connectors
  • Stereo audio input and output minijacks

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-125V AC or 200-240V 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: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Size and weight

  • Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
  • Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
  • Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
  • Weight: 44.4 pounds (20.2 kg) (6)
  1. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  2. Wireless Internet access requires AirPort Extreme Card, wireless access point, and Internet access (fees may apply). Achieving data rates up to 54 Mbps requires that all users have an AirPort Extreme Card and connect to an AirPort Extreme Base Station. Some ISPs are not compatible with AirPort and AirPort Extreme. Range may vary with site conditions.
  3. Second Apple flat-panel display requires Apple DVI to ADC Adapter, sold separately.
  4. Check with manufacturer for compatibility.
  5. Actual rates will vary.
  6. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

  • Internet access requires a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Product contains electronic documentation.
  • Backup copy of software is included.

Published Date: Apr 6, 2016