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