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Apple Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5 Processor /512MB RAM /250GB Hard Drive, DVD+R DL/DVD+-RW/CD-RW 16x Super Drive, NVIDIA GeForce 6600, 256MB GDDR3


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Choose a Power Mac G5 Dual or Power Mac G5 Quad and prepare to be blown away. Featuring dual-core PowerPC processors, a modern PCI Express architecture and wicked-fast workstation graphics.

Workstation graphics arrive: The new lineup of advanced PCI Express graphics cards from NVIDIA delivers cutting-edge capabilities and support for up to two displays, including the 30-inch Apple Cinema HD. Need more horsepower? Then upgrade to NVIDIA's Quadro FX 4500 workstation graphics for industrial-strength animation, stereo 3D visualization and much more. It can even power two 30-inch Cinema HD displays.

Dual-core, quad-core: Introducing the dual-core PowerPC G5 processor: one silicon chip with two independent processor cores. Take two of those dual-core chips and you have the groundbreaking Power Mac G5 Quad. You can manipulate mountains of images or miles of footage, crunch enormous data sets, encode video or music and more all at speeds you never imagined possible.

Up to 69% faster for creative applications: Quad-core processing means more 64-bit resources for enormous performance gains.See how the Power Mac G5 Quad compares to our fastest dual-processor model in both creative and technical applications.

Up to 16GB of memory: Easily customize your Power Mac G5 for your professional workflow. Enjoy up to 16GB of 533MHz DDR2 memory, two Serial ATA hard drive bays for up to 1 terabyte of storage, plus all the FireWire, USB 2.0 and audio ports you need. And with the integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet, you can join an Xsan media network while connecting simultaneously to the Internet.

PCI Express expansion: An all-new PCI Express architecture opens up a world of high-performance peripherals to the Mac platform. Two four-lane slots and one eight-lane slot support the latest video I/O, audio DSP and Fibre Channel expansion cards so you'll have tremendous power and productivity in a single system.

Software : Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger: Mac OS X Tiger delivers native 64-bit support, enabling you to run applications that address massive amounts of memory. It features amazing Spotlight search technology, handy Dashboard widgets and hundreds more new features. Tiger also includes all-new versions of the following system applications:
Safari 2 - Mail 2 - Address Book 4 - iChat AV 3 - iCal 2 - Font Book 2 - DVD Player 4.5 - Preview 3 - Xcode 2

More software: In addition, the Power Mac G5 comes with an incredible bundle of software:
iLife '05 QuickBooks New User Edition - Art Directors Toolkit - FileMaker Pro Trial - GraphicConverter - OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner - Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive - Zinio Reader - Apple Hardware Test

Apple Features

  • Two dual-core 2.5GHz PowerPC G5 processors
  • 1.25GHz frontside bus per processor
  • 1MB L2 cache per core
  • 512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
  • 250GB Serial ATA hard drive
  • 16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
  • Three open PCI-Express expansion slots
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256MB GDDR SD

Apple Specifications

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Two dual-core 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
Frontside Bus
1.25GHz per processor
512MB DDR2 SDRAM PC2-2400 (533MHz)
Maximum Memory
Expandable to 16GB SDRAM
Expansion: Three open PCI Express expansion slots: two four-lane slots and one eight-lane slot
Hard Disk Drive
250GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm
Optical Drive
16x SuperDrive with Double Layer Support
Graphics Display Card
Standard: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB of GDDR SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port
Optional graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT with 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port; or NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, two dual-link DVI ports, and one stereo 3D port (occupies PCI Express 16-lane slot and adjacent four-lane slot)
Ports and Bays: One FireWire 800 port, two FireWire 400 ports (one on front), four USB 2.0 ports (one on front), two USB 1.1 ports (on keyboard), two internalhard drive bays (one occupied)
Input/Output Ports
Audio Optical digital audio input, optical digital audio output, analog line-level input, analog line-level output, front headphone minijack and speaker
Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet ports; integrated wireless antenna; optional AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (build-to-order option or through an Apple Authorized Service Provider)
System Software
Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger
Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime,iLife (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, and GarageBand), iCal, DVD Player, Classic environment, Art Directors Toolkit X, FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, QuickBooks New User Edition, Zinio Reader, Xcode Development Tools
Hardware Accessories
Power Mac G5 Dual - Apple Keyboard - Apple Mighty Mouse - USB keyboard - extension cable - DVI to VGA adapter - Power cord - Install/restore DVDs - Printed and electronic documentation
Service & Support
Your Power Mac G5 comes with 90 days of telephone support and a one-year limitedwarranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three full years. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone support from Apple technical experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-certified technicians using genuine Apple parts.
Build-to-Order Options:
Available As Follows:
Hard Drive
160GB Serial ATA, 250GB Serial ATA, One or two 500GB Serial ATA
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB of GDDR SDRAM NVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256MB of GDDR SDRAM NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT with 256MB of GDDR3 SDRAM NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM (occupies 16-lane PCI Express slot and adjacent four-lane PCI Express slot)
AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth technologies - AirPort Extreme Base Station M8799LL/A - AirPort Express Base Station Featuring AirTunes M9470LL/A - Apple Wireless Keyboard M9270LL/A(2) - Apple Wireless Mouse M9269Z/A(2)
Displays: 20-inch Apple Cinema Display M9177LL/A - 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display M9178LL/A - 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display M9179LL/A
Audio: Apple iPod - Logitech Z-5500 5.1 THX Speaker SystemTB825LL/A - Monster 1m Toslink Digital Fiber Optic Cable T7153LL/A - Monster 2m Toslink Digital Fiber Optic Cable T7154LL/A
External storage: Xserve RAID Apple Fibre Channel PCI Express Card MA139G/A
AppleCare Protection Plan M8850LL/A
Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
44.5 to 48.8 pounds (20.2 to 22.1 kg)
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