Image Credit:  Apple Inc.

Image Credit:  Apple Inc.

Introduced: June 23, 2003
Terminated: June 9, 2004

Logic Board
Processor:   PowerPC 970 (G5)
  • PowerPC processor architecture with 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Native support for 32-bit application code
  • Two independent double-precision floating-point units
  • Simultaneous issue of up to 10 out-of-order operations
  • Advanced three-stage branch-prediction logic
  • Point-to-point system controller
Processor Speed:   1.6 GHz
Processor Upgrade:   G5 Daughtercard
Frontside Bus Speed:   800 MHz
  • 800 MHz 64-bit DDR frontside bus supporting up to 8-GBps data throughput
Data Path:   128-bit
  • Dual-pipeline Velocity Engine for 128-bit single-instruction, multiple-data (SIMD) processing
ROM Size:   1 MB (NewWorld - Boot ROM is around 1 MB, other instructions loaded in RAM)
Level 1 Cache:   32K/64K
  • 64K level 1 instructional cache, 32K level 1 data cache.
On-chip Cache:   512K L2 at 1.6 GHz

Expansion Slots:
  • Three open full-length 64-bit, 33 MHz PCI slots
  • AGP 8X Pro graphics slot supporting up to 2-GBps data throughput, with graphics cards installed
  • Expansion slot for optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card
  • Bluetooth
Two Serial ATA controllers supporting up to 150-MBps data throughput per hard drive. Two 3.5-inch hard drive expansion bays with drive guides for a second drive:
  • One serial ATA drive preinstalled on standard configurations
  • Support for up to two internal Serial ATA drives; 500 GB maximum system capacity
  • 8 MB memory buffers on all hard drives
Battery:   3.6V Lithium

RAM Type:   PC2700 (333MHz) DDR
RAM Slots:   4
Min - Max RAM:   256 MB - 4 GB
Install in groups of:   2

RAM Sizes:
  • 128 MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
  • 256 MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 128- or 256-Mbit)
  • 512 MB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)
  • 1 GB DIMMs (64-bit-wide, 256-Mbit)
Onboard RAM:   none

ADB:   none
USB:   3 x USB 2.0 (on front panel)
FireWire:   2 x 400-Mbps (one on front panel), 1 x 800-Mbps
Video:   ADC and DVI connectors; DVI to VGA adapter included
Floppy:   none
SCSI:   none
Modem:   Built-in 56K V.92 modem (RJ-11)
Ethernet:   10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connector (RJ-45)

AirPort Extreme Ready:
  • Expansion slot for optional 54-Mbps AirPort Extreme Card (based on IEEE 802.11g specification; 802.11b Wi-Fi certified)
  • External AirPort Extreme antenna
  • Optional Bluetooth 1.1 module and antenna
  • Front headphone minijack and speaker
  • Optical digital audio in and out Toslink connectors
  • Stereo audio in and out minijacks

Graphics Support
Standard:   NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64 MB DDR SDRAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra with 64 MB DDR SDRAM graphics card installed in a dedicated AGP 8X graphics slot
  • Optional ATI Radeon 9800 Pro with 128 MB of DDR SDRAM (build-to-order option)
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 pixels
  • Support for analog resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 pixels
  • Dual display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes
  • Support for up to two Apple flat panel displays

Optical Drive:
  • SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW) installed; writes DVD-R discs at up to 4x speed, reads DVDs at up to 8x speed, writes CD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-RW discs at up to 10x speed, reads CDs at up to 32x speed
Internal Hard Drive:   80 GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
Floppy Disk Drive:   none

Operating System
Original OS:   x v10.2.7

Compatible MacOS:
X v10.2.7 (Jaguar)
X v10.3 (Panther)
X v10.4 (Tiger)
X v10.5 (Leopard)

Mac OS X v10.5 (Leopard) requires:
  • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor
  • 512 MB of memory
  • 9 GB of available disk space
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply
  • Some features require Apple's MobileMe (.Mac) service; fees apply

For additional information on operating systems:
See this article

Order No.:   M9020LL/A
Codename:   Q37 (Grand Prix)
Form Factor:   Power Mac G5
Dimensions (Inches):   20.1 H x 8.1 W x 18.7 D
Average Weight (lbs):   39.2
Original Price:   $1999 US

Image Credit:  Apple Inc.

This model originally shipped with Apple Keyboard, Apple Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, modem cable, AirPort antenna; iLife (including iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD), QuickBooks for Mac New User Edition, FAXstf, Art Director's Toolkit, Microsoft Office v.X Test Drive, FileMaker Pro Trial, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, GraphicConverter, QuickTime, iChat, Safari, Sherlock, Address Book, iCal, iSync, DVD Player, Mail, EarthLink, Acrobat Reader, Classic environment and Apple Developer Tools; 90 days of free telephone support and a one-year limited warranty; 30 days of free Internet service through EarthLink