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Apple Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP (PCI-X) Specs

Identifiers: Power Mac G5 - M9032LL/A - PowerMac7,2 - A1047 - 1969

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Apple Power Mac G5The Apple Power Macintosh G5/2.0 DP (PCI-X), along with the Power Macintosh G5/1.6 and Power Macintosh G5 1.8, is a member of the first Mac series to use the 64-bit PowerPC 970 (G5) processor, and consequently are arguably the first "desktop" computers to use 64-bit chips. In addition to higher clock speeds, the PowerPC 970 (G5) has a "new execution core that features massively parallel computation for an unprecedented 215 in-flight instructions", and the Power Macintosh G5 uses a new system architecture as well. Together this combination results in major speed gains compared to earlier Apple systems.

The Power Macintosh G5/2.0 (PCI-X) features dual 2.0 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) processors each with an optimized AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 512k level 2 on-chip cache. It shipped configured with 512 MB of 400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM, a 160.0 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA hard drive, a 4X DVD-R/CD-RW "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (AGP 8X Pro) video card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM. In addition to including FireWire "400" and "800", ADC, DVI, support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1, the Power Macintosh G5 also introduces USB 2.0 (on the Mac) and optical digital audio in/out. Additionally, this model and the mid-range Power Macintosh G5 1.8 introduced PCI-X slots.

On first glance, the case looks similar to the case introduced with the "Blue & White" Power Macintosh G3 series crossed with a postmodern cheese grater, but it is actually a completely different design. The "anodized aluminum alloy" Power Macintosh G5 case is divided into four different thermal zones with nine computer-controlled fans for optimum cooling, and features a removable side panel for easy access to internal components. Custom configurations also were available.

Also see: What are the primary differences between the original Power Mac G5 models?

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June 23, 2003 June 9, 2004
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 2003.
2 1692 & 1774
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the PowerMac7,2 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2.0 GHz PowerPC 970 (G5) x2
Details: The PowerPC 970 "G5" has 64-bit data paths and registers with native support for 32-bit application code. Apple also reports that it includes a "parallel data structure supporting up to 215 simultaneous in-flight instructions, [and] simultaneous issue of up to 10 out-of-order operations." It likewise has a "dual-pipeline Velocity Engine for 128-bit single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) processing, two independent double-precision floating-point units, [and] advanced three-stage branch-prediction logic."

Also see: How fast are dual processor Power Mac G5 models compared to earlier ones?
G5 Daughtercard Integrated
Details: The Power Macintosh G5 models have the processor(s) mounted on a custom 300-pin daughtercard, but it is not feasible to upgrade the processor.

Also see: Is the CPU on the Power Mac G5 upgradable? How is it mounted?
1.0 GHz (2:1) 2.0 GHz (Built-in)
Details: Apple notes that the system has a "64-bit DDR frontside bus supporting up to 8-GBps data throughput".
Open Firmware 1 MB
Details: Boot ROM and around 1 MB, other instructions are loaded into RAM (NewWorld).
32k/64k 512k
Details: 32k level 1 data cache, 64k level 1 instructional cache. The 512k on-chip level 2 cache runs at processor speed.
PC3200 DDR 400 MHz
Details: Supports 400 MHz PC3200 DDR SDRAM.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the Power Mac G5 models?
512 MB 8 GB
Details: Installed as two 256 MB modules. Memory must be installed in pairs.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 8
Details: Apple notes that the memory system features "128-bit data paths for up to 6.4-GBps memory throughput".

Also see: How much RAM of what type does the Power Mac G5 support? Which models have four RAM slots and which models have eight RAM slots?
Radeon 9600 Pro DDR SDRAM
Details: The ATI Radeon 9600 Pro with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM occupies an 8X AGP Pro slot.

Also see: What graphics cards are provided by the Power Mac G5? Which have ADC ports and which have DVI ports?
64 MB 64 MB
Details: A 128 MB build-to-order option also was available. Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later.
Dual Displays 1920x1200
Details: Apple advertised that this system can support "digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels" and "analog resolutions up to 1600 by 1200 pixels" with the pre-installed ATI Radeon 9600 Pro. It has ADC and DVI connectors, and a DVI-to-VGA adapter was included.
Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200
Details: Supporting a second ADC-equipped Apple display at the time of its release required a DVI-to-ADC adapter. Using the system with two DVI displays likewise requires an adapter or a different video card.
160 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (1.5 Gb/s)
Details: Officially supports two hard drives. One installed by default. Not compatible with Ultra ATA drives without an adapter.

Also see: How many hard drives of what type are supported in the Power Mac G5? How do you replace the drive or add another one? Are there third-party products to use more drives than are "officially" supported?

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4X "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this 4X DVD-R/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed." It uses an Ultra ATA/100 bus.

Also see: What are the capabilities of the "SuperDrive" provided by the Power Mac G5? How do you upgrade or replace the optical drive?
56k v.92 10/100/1000Base-T
Details: Internal modem and Gigabit Ethernet standard.
802.11b/g (Optional) 1.1 (Optional)
Details: Expansion slots for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) card and Bluetooth 1.1 module. Both optional at the time of purchase.
3 (2.0) 2 (400), 1 (800)
Details: The Power Mac G5 has three USB 2.0 ports on the system (one on the front panel and two on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and one Firewire "800" port on the back. Apple also advertised "two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard".
3 PCI-X, AP/BL 2 3.5", 1 5.25"
Details: This model has "three open full-length PCI-X slots: one 133MHz, 64-bit slot and two 100MHz, 64-bit slots", an 8X AGP Pro slot that "supports up to 2-GBps data throughput" and is occupied by the graphics card, as well as expansion slots for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 1.1.

In the default configuration, one internal 3.5" bay is occupied by a hard drive and one is free, and the single external 5.25" bay is occupied by a "SuperDrive" optical drive.

Also see: Which Power Mac G5 models have PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express slots? How many PCI slots of what speed does each Power Mac G5 have? How do you install a PCI card?
Apple Pro Keyboard Apple Pro Mouse
Details: Also included a USB keyboard extension cable.
Tower Power Mac G5
M9032LL/A Power Mac G5
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system. Also see: What are the primary differences between the original Power Mac G5 models?
A1047 (EMC 1969) PowerMac7,2
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1047 Model Number, the 1969 EMC Number, and the PowerMac7,2 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to's Mac Identification section.
3.6V Lithium N/A
Details: N/A
X 10.2.7 (G5) X 10.5.8
Details: This system cannot run versions of MacOS X more recent than 10.5.8.
Classic Mode Only* Emulation Only
Details: *This model is capable of using Mac OS 9 applications within the Mac OS X "Classic" environment provided with Mac OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger" and lower ("Classic" is not supported starting with Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"). It cannot boot into Mac OS 9.

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20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 39.2 lbs. (17.8 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
US$2999 US$300-US$400
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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2 (ADC/DVI) None
Details: One ADC (Apple Display Connector) port and one DVI (Digital Video Interface) port provided by default graphics card. DVI-to-VGA adapter included.
None None
Details: N/A
None None
Details: N/A
3 (2.0) 2 (400), 1 (800)
Details: The Power Mac G5 has three USB 2.0 ports on the system (one on the front panel and two on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and one Firewire "800" port on the back. Apple also advertised "two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard".
1 (RJ-11) 1 (RJ-45)
Details: 10/100/1000Base-T (Gigabit) Ethernet standard.
None None
Details: N/A
None 2
Details: Includes a rear mounted "optical digital audio in Toslink connector" and a "stereo audio in minijack".
2 1
Details: Includes a rear mounted "optical digital audio out Toslink connector" and a "stereo audio out minijack". Also includes a front-mounted headphone jack.
1 N/A
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: 100V-125V AC or 200V-240V AC. 420W maximum (June 2004 models - 700W maximum). System lacks a "soft power" port for an analog monitor.

Ten of the most popular Q&As about the Power Macintosh G5 models follow.

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