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Apple Macintosh Performa 6116CD Specs

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Apple Macintosh Performa 6116CDThe Apple Macintosh Performa 6116CD, based on the PDM (Piltdown Man) architecture, features a 60 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 8 MB of RAM, a 700 MB hard drive and a 2X CD-ROM drive in a low-profile desktop case. This model also shipped with an external 14.4k modem, and a "business" software bundle, but without a monitor.

The business version of the Performa 6116CD is the Power Macintosh 6100/60 and the server version is the WGS 6150/60.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

Click on the category for related details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important.


July 17, 1995 April 1, 1996
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 1995.
60 MHz PowerPC 601
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
Third-Party* Integrated
Details: *A variety of third-party processor upgrades and accelerators were available.
30 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 256k (Optional)
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: N/A
8 MB 136 MB*
Details: *This model formally can be upgraded to a maximum of 72 MB of RAM, but third-parties have discovered it actually can support 136 MB with two 64 MB SIMMs and the 8 MB of onboard memory.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 2*
Details: *SIMMs must be installed in matching pairs.
Integrated* Integrated*
Details: *640k of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
640k 640k
Details: When system RAM is upgraded, 640k of RAM remains dedicated to video function.
Single Display* 640x480*
Details: *By default, this model supports a single display at 512x394 or 640x480 at 16-bit or 832x624 at 8-bit.
Single Display* Variable*
Details: *This model can support a second display with the addition of a video card. By default, it only supports a single display.
700 MB SCSI
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 700 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: By default, this model is configured with a 2X CD-ROM drive.
14.4k (External)* AAUI-15
Details: *This model shipped with an external Geoport-compatible 14.4k Global Village modem.
1 601 PDS or 7" NuBus* None
Details: *NuBus slot available with PDS-to-NuBus adapter (M1402LL/A).
Desktop Macintosh Centris 610
Details: N/A
M4094LL/A Performa 6100 Series
Details: N/A
M1596 75
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M1596 Model Number and 75 Gestalt ID.

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3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.1.2 7.1.2-7.5.1, 7.5.3-9.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.

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3.4 x 16.3 x 15.6 14.0 lbs (6.4 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (8.6 cm, 41.4 cm, 39.6 cm).
US$1900 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc (Sun Remarketing).


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1 (HDI-45) None
Details: N/A
1 1 (DB-25)
Details: N/A
None 2*
Details: *Two Geoport serial ports standard (one printer, one modem).
None* 1 (AAUI-15)
Details: AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.

*It shipped with an external Geoport compatible 14.4k modem.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (PlainTalk) None
Details: N/A
1 (16-Bit Stereo) 1 (Rear-Mounted)
Details: N/A
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 210 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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