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Apple Power Macintosh 8100/110 Specs

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Apple Power Macintosh 8100/110The Apple Power Macintosh 8100/110, based on the Cold Fusion architecture, features a 110 MHz PowerPC 601 processor, 16 MB of RAM, a 2 GB hard drive, and a 2X CD-ROM drive in the same expandable tower case design introduced by the Quadra 800.

The server version of the Power Macintosh 8100/110 is the WGS 8150/110.

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  • Tech Specs
  • Ports

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November 3, 1994 August 5, 1995
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 1994.
110 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.
36.6 MHz N/A
Details: N/A
Macintosh ROM 4 MB
Details: N/A
32k 256k
Details: N/A
72-pin SIMM 80 ns
Details: Supports eight 80 ns 72-pin SIMMs.
16 MB 264 MB
Details: This model can support 264 MB of RAM with eight 32 MB SIMMs and the 8 MB of onboard memory.

Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
8 MB 8*
Details: *SIMMs must be installed in matching pairs.
Integrated/Dedicated* 512k VRAM SIMM*
Details: *By default, this model has a VRAM card that has 2 MB of VRAM soldered. This VRAM card also has four slots that can hold 512k VRAM SIMMs. The system has an HDI-45 port onboard that can use 640k of system memory and a DB-15 port via video card.
2 MB* 4 MB*
Details: *By default, this model has 2 MB of VRAM on a dedicated VRAM card. It can be expanded to 4 MB by installing four 512k VRAM SIMMs in expansion slots on the card. In addition, the HDI-45 port uses 640k of system memory for video function.
Dual Displays 832x624*
Details: *This model supports one display via the HDI-45 port and another via the DB-15 port. The HDI-45 port uses 640k of system memory and supports a display at 512x394 or 640x480 at 16-bit or 832x624 at 8-bit. By default, the DB-15 port uses the 2 MB of VRAM on the VRAM card to support a display at 512x384, 640x480 or 832x624 at 24-bit and 1024x768 or 1152x870 at 16-bit. With 4 MB of VRAM installed, it supports 512x384, 640x480, 832x624, 1024x768, or 1152x870 all at 24-bit.
Dual/Mirroring 1152x870*
Details: *This model can support dual displays by default. With the standard 2 MB of VRAM, the DB-15 port can support a second display up to 832x624 at 24-bit or 1152x870 at 16-bit. Upgraded to 4 MB of VRAM, it can support a second display up to 1152x870 at 24-bit.
Details: *By default, this model is configured with a 2 GB internal SCSI hard drive.
2X CD-ROM 1.44 MB (Manual)
Details: N/A
None AAUI-15
Details: N/A
1 601 PDS and 3 NuBus 1 5.25"*
Details: *The system has one open front-facing 5.25" drive bay. Another front-facing 5.25" drive bay is occupied by the optical drive.
Tower Mac Quadra 800
Details: N/A
N/A Power Mac 8100
Details: N/A
M1688 40
Details: Please note that these identifiers commonly refer to multiple models.

Also see: All Macs with the M1688 Model Number and 40 Gestalt ID.

For more about identifiers and how to locate them on modern Macs, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
7.5 7.5-7.5.1, 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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14.0 x 7.7 x 15.75 25.3 lbs (11.3 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (35.6 cm, 19.6 cm, 40 cm).
US$6500 N/A
Details: Photo Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

Click on a category for additional details. The most commonly needed info is "open" by default, but all info is important. The icons correspond with the icons for each port on the computer.

1 (HDI-45), 1 (DB-15) None
Details: HDI-45 port is onboard.
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.
None None
Details: N/A
1 (PlainTalk) None*
Details: *Single microphone sound in port.
1 (16-Bit Stereo) None*
Details: *Single rear-mounted sound out port.
1 None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz Frequency, 200 Max Watts.

Icon Credit: Apple Computer, Inc.

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