Apple releases Power Mac G5 Quad and updates to lineup

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

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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."

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