PowerMac G5

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The PowerMac G5 was a computer designed by Apple using the PowerPC 970 processor, based off of the POWER4 ISA. Processor models are as follows

  • PowerPC 970
  • PowerPC 970FX
  • PowerPC 970MP

The 970 was used in the 7,2 PowerMacs. The 970FX was used in the 7,3 and 9,1 models. The 970MP was used in the last generation 11,2 models. The 7,2 models are as follows:

  • 1.6 SP 970
  • 1.8 SP 970
  • 1.8 DP 970
  • 2.0 DP 970

The 7,3 models are as follows:

  • 1.8 DP 970FX
  • 2.0 DP 970FX
  • 2.5 DP 970FX
  • 2.7 DP 970FX

The 9,1 models are as follows:

  • 1.8 SP 970FX

The 11,2 models are as follows:

  • 2.0 DC 970MP
  • 2.3 DC 970MP
  • 2.5 DC DP 970MP

SP for Single Processor DP for Dual Processor DC for Dual Core All models except the 9,1 model were clocked at twice the rate of the front side bus. The 9,1 was clocked at thrice the rate.