Apple Macintosh Quadra 660AV Specs
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The Apple Macintosh Quadra 660AV features a 25 MHz 68040 processor, a 55 MHz AT&T 3210 DSP processor to accelerate multimedia functions, 8 MB of RAM, and a 230 MB or 500 MB hard drive in a low-profile desktop case. An internal 2X CD-ROM drive also was available as an option.
In addition to the multimedia-specific co-processor, this model also has S-video and composite video in/out (RCA) ports for video production.
The short-lived Centris version of the Macintosh Quadra 660AV, released previously, is the Centris 660AV.
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||October 21, 1993
||September 12, 1994
||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 1993.
||*The Macintosh Quadra 660AV has a 32-bit processor and a 32-bit data path. Sometimes this model is designated as having a 50 MHz processor, since the clock input runs at 50 MHz. However, the processor itself is not "clock doubled," so technically it only is a 25 MHz processor. It also has a 55 MHz AT&T 3210 DSP processor to accelerate multimedia functions.
|System Bus Speed:
||Cache Bus Speed:
||Min. RAM Speed:
||This model can be upgraded to 68 MB of RAM with two 32 MB SIMMs.
||*1 MB of onboard 80 ns DRAM is dedicated to video function.
||The onboard VRAM cannot be upgraded.
||*By default, the Macintosh Quadra 660AV only supports a single display, but a second one can be supported with the addition of a compatible PDS or NuBus video card. The standard video can support 512x384 and 640x400 at 24-bit color, 640x480, 800x600, and 832x624 at 16-bit color and 1024x768 and 1152x870 at 8-bit color.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||230 MB, 500 MB*
||Int. HD Interface:
||*By default, this model is configured with a 230 MB or 500 MB internal SCSI hard drive.
||2X CD-ROM (Optional)
||1.44 MB (Manual)
||AAUI-15 Ethernet standard.
||1 PDS or 7" NuBus*
||*NuBus slot available with PDS-to-NuBus adapter (M9049LL/A). This NuBus adapter also "includes support for digital-audio video (DAV) connector."
**If the CD-ROM drive is not installed, an external 5.25" bay is available.
||Macintosh Centris 610
|Apple Order No:
||Macintosh Quadra 660AV
||*M2691LL/A refers to the configuration with a 500 MB hard drive.
|Apple Model No:
||Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.
|Original Mac OS:
||Supported Mac OS:
||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)
||In inches - height by width by depth, (8.6 cm, 41.4 cm, 39.6 cm).
||US$1970, US$2300, US$2400
||Est. Current Retail:
||Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc (Sun Remarketing).
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