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Mac Systems > Apple > Power Macintosh G5 | Also see: Mac Pro

The Power Macintosh G5 shipped from 2003 until 2006. All models pack 64-bit PowerPC 970 (G5) processors in an easy-to-upgrade aluminum tower case design with a single external optical drive bay. Aluminum tower Macs with dual optical drive bays are Mac Pro models. Complete Power Macintosh G5 technical specs are below.

For answers to all your Power Mac G5 questions, see the Power Macintosh G5 Q&A.

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1 Apple Computer Processor Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI) 1.6 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5)
Intro. June 23, 2003 Disc. June 9, 2004
Order M9020LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969)
Family Power Mac G5 ID PowerMac7,2
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 1.6 (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5)
Intro. June 23, 2003 Disc. November 18, 2003
Order M9031LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969)
Family Power Mac G5 ID PowerMac7,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) x2
Intro. June 23, 2003 Disc. June 9, 2004
Order M9032LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969)
Family Power Mac G5 ID PowerMac7,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) x2
Intro. November 18, 2003 Disc. June 9, 2004
Order M9393LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969)
Family Original/Late 2003 ID PowerMac7,2
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI) 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. June 9, 2004 Disc. April 27, 2005
Order M9454LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969C)
Family Mid-2004 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2) 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. June 9, 2004 Disc. April 27, 2005
Order M9455LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969C)
Family Mid-2004 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X 2) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X) 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. June 9, 2004 Disc. April 27, 2005
Order M9457LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 1969C)
Family Mid-2004 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.5 DP (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI) 1.8 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5)
Intro. October 19, 2004 Disc. June 13, 2005
Order M9555LL/A Model A1093 (EMC 2020)
Family Late 2004 ID PowerMac9,1
RAM 256 MB VRAM 64 MB
Storage 80 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 8X "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 1.8 (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI) 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. April 27, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9747LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 2061)
Family Early 2005 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) 2.3 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. April 27, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9748LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 2061)
Family Early 2005 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 250 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.3 DP (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) 2.7 GHz PowerPC 970fx (G5) x2
Intro. April 27, 2005 Disc. October 19, 2005
Order M9749LL/A Model A1047 (EMC 2061)
Family Early 2005 ID PowerMac7,3
RAM 512 MB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 250 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 4X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 2.7 DP (PCI-X) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5)
Intro. October 19, 2005 Disc. August 7, 2006
Order M9590LL/A Model A1117/A1177* (EMC 2023)
Family Late 2005 ID PowerMac11,2
RAM 512 MB, 1 GB VRAM 128 MB
Storage 160 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 6X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.0) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3) 2.3 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5)
Intro. October 19, 2005 Disc. August 7, 2006
Order M9591LL/A Model A1117/A1177* (EMC 2023)
Family Late 2005 ID PowerMac11,2
RAM 512 MB, 1 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 250 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 6X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 Dual Core (2.3) Specs
Power Macintosh G5 "Quad Core" (2.5) 2.5 GHz PowerPC 970MP (G5) x2
Intro. October 19, 2005 Disc. August 7, 2006*
Order M9592LL/A Model A1117/A1177* (EMC 2023)
Family Late 2005 ID PowerMac11,2
RAM 512 MB, 1 GB VRAM 256 MB
Storage 250 GB (7200 RPM) Optical 6X DL "SuperDrive"
Complete Power Macintosh G5 "Quad Core" (2.5) Specs




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