new Power Mac G5 Dual and Quad announced

Power Mac G5 Dual and Quad

Apple Computer released Power Mac G5 Quad, which uses a pair of dual-core 2.5GHz G5 processors with dual Altivec Velocity Engines in each. The company added dual-core processors across the line-up, with the single-processor 2.0GHz and 2.3GHz models simply known as Power Mac G5 Dual.

Apple also increased the new Power Macs' L2 cache to 1MB and noted that they support up to 16GB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM and up to 1TB of storage. In addition, the company added PCI Express to the new machines and included a second Gigabit Ethernet port, which it said is aimed at users working in an Xsan environment, for example. Each computer includes three open PCI Express slots: two four-lane slots and one eight-lane slot.

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64bit.jpgFour NVIDIA video cards also debuted with the new Power Mac G5s:
GeForce 6600 LE, with 128MB Video RAM;
GeForce 6600, with 256MB RAM;
GeForce 7800 GT, with 256MB RAM;
Quadra FX 4500, with 512MB RAM and a stereo 3D port for connecting goggles for stereo-in-a-window applications.

Power Mac G5 Quad

The Power Mac G5 Dual and Power Mac G5 Quad introduce dual-core PowerPC processors, a modern PCI Express architecture, and wicked-fast workstation graphics. Power one up today and blaze through your work, deliver ahead of schedule, and astound your clients because this baby really moves. Prices start at $1999.

PowerMac_125x125Apple noted that any of the new Power Macs can accomodate two of those video cards, which means users can now run four displays from their machines.

Power Mac Quad will be available in early November; the other models (Power Mac Duals) are available now.

Model numbers are:
Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz: M9590LL/A
Power Mac G5 Dual 2.3GHz: M9591LL/A
Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5GHz: M9592LL/A

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