In addition to updating their Powerbooks, the busy guys at Apple have released new Power Mac G5′s today. The new Power Mac’s are getting an impressive new feature — the processors will now be dual core. And when you consider the high end Power Mac is dual processor, you effectively have 4 processing units. Hence the clever marketing name, the “Power Mac G5 Quad.”

What else can we expect from these new machines?

  • PCI Express
  • up to 16GB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Mighty Mouse included
  • GeForce 6600 (128MB or 256MB)

Not a bad upgrade in this pre Intel days. The high end Power Mac G5 Quad won’t be available until November, but the other 2 will be shipping now. Retail prices for the new machines are:

  • Single Dual-Core G5 2.0GHz: $1,999
  • Single Dual-Core G5 2.3GHz: $2,499
  • Dual Dual-Core G5 2.5GHz: $3,299

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."