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Apple Updates Power Mac G5 line

Apple Updates Power Mac G5 line

Today Apple announced updates to the Power Mac G5 line. All three models feature dual-G5 processors (at speeds of 1.8GHz, 2.0GHz, and 2.5GHz). Basic specs are:

Dual 1.8GHz PowerPC G5

    900MHz frontside bus/processor
    256MB PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM
    Expandable to 4GB SDRAM
    80GB Serial ATA, 7200 rpm
    3 PCI slots (33MHz, 64-bit)
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    64MB DDR video memory
    $1,999

Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5

    1GHz frontside bus/processor
    512MB PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM
    Expandable to 8GB SDRAM
    160GB Serial ATA, 7200 rpm
    3 PCI-X slots (one 133MHz, 64-bit; two 100MHz, 64-bit)
    NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra
    64MB DDR video memory
    $2,499

Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5

    1.25GHz frontside bus/processor
    512MB PC3200 DDR400 SDRAM
    Expandable to 8GB SDRAM
    160GB Serial ATA, 7200 rpm
    3 PCI-X slots (one 133MHz, 64-bit; two 100MHz, 64-bit)
    ATI Radeon 9600 XT
    128MB DDR video memory
    $2,999

All models feature:

    512K L2 cache/processor
    8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    1 FireWire 800 port
    2 FireWire 400 ports
    3 USB 2.0 ports
    2 USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard)
    AGP 8X Pro slot (used by graphics card)
    10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet
    56K internal modem
    Two internal hard drive bays and one optical drive bay (two bays are already filled)
    AirPort Extreme ready
    Bluetooth module ready
    Audio: Optical digital audio input and output, analog audio input and output, front headphone jack, built-in speaker

The 1.8GHz and 2.0GHz models are available immediately; the 2.5GHz model will be available "in July."

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