Apple Releases New PowerMacs
Apple today unveiled its new Power Mac G5 desktop line with every model featuring dual 64-bit PowerPC G5 processors. The top model, featuring two 2.5 GHz processors, the industry's fastest front-side bus running at 1.25 GHz per processor, and advanced liquid cooling starts at $2,999. The entry model, featuring dual 1.8 GHz processors, starts at just $1,999.
The new machines are as follows:
Dual 1.8GHz, 256MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra, 8x SuperDrive - $1999
Dual 2.0GHz, 512MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForceFX 5200 Ultra, 8x SuperDrive - $2499
Dual 2.5GHz, 512MB RAM, ATI RADEON 9600 XT, 8x SuperDrive - $2999
All Dual PowerMac's have been long rumored with initial plans for a June 8th release, which was pushed back at the last minute. Liquid cooling has also been rumored in the recent past as a technology Apple has been working on.
- Only Dual 2.5GHz is Liquid Cooled
- Motherboard does not appear to be the same as the leaked service manual pictures
- Uses the 90nm PowerPC