Model Detail - Power Mac G5 Dual Core 2.3GHz (2005)

The Power Macintosh "Power Mac" G5 Dual Core (2.3 Dual Core) has at it's heart a single dual core 2.3GHz PowerPC 970MP "G5" processor with "Velocity Engine" vector processing, 4 FPUs, 1MB of level 2 cache per core and a 1.15GHz frontside system bus. The base configuration has 512MB of DDR2-533 (PC2-4200) SDRAM installed as a pair of 256MB DIMMs, a 250GB/ 7200 RPM SATA hard drive plus a "16X" dual-layer "SuperDrive" plus an NVIDIA GeForce 6600 video processor with 256MB VRAM plus 3 available PCI-Express (PCIe) slots.
Ports and connectivity come via 1 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire 400, 1 FireWire 800, 1, 1 single-link DVI, 1 dual-link DVI port, optical digital audio in/out, a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports plus support for AirPort Extreme (802.11g) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.

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MAIN SPECS
Processor Speed 2.3GHz
First Build Date 10/19/2005
Last Build Date 8/7/2006
Built-in Display None
Model Identifier PowerMac11,2
Apple Order Number M9591LL/A
Apple Model Number A1117 (EMC 2023)
Form Factor Power Mac G5
Apple Subfamily Late 2005
EXPAND / UPGRADE
Standard RAM
512MB
Maximum RAM
16GB
RAM Slots8
RAM SpecsPC2-4200 DDR2-533
RAM Speed533MHz
Standard Storage Drive
250GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (1.5GB/s)
SYSTEM
Processor Type PowerPC 970MP (G5)
Processors / Cores 1 (2 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 2082/2163
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds N/A
Architecture 32-Bit
Processor Upgradeable G5 Daughtercard
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 512MB
Maximum RAM 16GB
RAM Slots 8
RAM Specs PC2-4200 DDR2-533
RAM Speed 533MHz
System Bus Speed 1.15GHz (2:1)
Cache Bus Speed 2.3GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type Open Firmware
EFI Architecture 1MB
L1 Cache 32k/64k
L2 / L3 Cache 1MB
VIDEO / GRAPHICS
Video Card GeForce 6600
VRAM Type GDDR SDRAM
Standard VRAM 256MB
Maximum VRAM 256MB
Native Resolution 2560x1600
Multi Display Support Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 1920x1200
STORAGE
Standard Storage Drive 250GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (1.5GB/s)
Optical Disk 6X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
Ports
AirPort 802.11b/g (Optional)
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Optional)
Video / Multi-IO 2 (DVI)
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec None
USB Ports / Spec 4 (2.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 2 (400), 1 (800)
Ethernet (RJ-45) Gigabit (x2)
Modem (RJ-11) None
Headphone 1
Microphone None
Audio In 2
Audio Out 2
Keyboard Apple Keyboard
Mouse / Trackpad Apple Mighty Mouse
Expansion Slots 3 PCIe, AP/BL
Expansion Bays 2 3.5
LEGACY PORTS
SCSI None
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial None
Geoport None
OPERATING SYSTEM
Pre-Installed MacOS OSX 10.4.2 (8E90)
Maximum MacOS OSX 10.5.8
MacOS 9 Support Classic Mode Only
Windows Support Emulation Only
Minimum Windows N/A
Maximum Windows N/A
POWER
Battery Type N/A
Battery Life N/A
Power Adapter N/A
PHYSICAL
Case Type Tower
Dimensions 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7
Weight 44.5-48.8 lbs.
Original Price USD US$2499
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