Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)


Family: PowerMac G3/G4/G5

Codename: Mystic

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.0.4

Maximum OS: 10.4.11

Introduced: August 2000

Terminated: January 2001


CPU: PowerPC 7400 "G4"

CPU Speed: 400/2x450/2x500 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 100 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 1 MB backside, 1:2

ROM: 1 MB ROM + 3 MB toolbox ROM loaded into RAM

RAM Type: PC100

Minimum RAM Speed: 100 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 4

Maximum RAM: 2 GB (1.5 in OS 9)

Expansion Slots: 3 64-bit 33 MHz PCI, 1 2x AGP (filled)




Max Resolution: all resolutions supported

Video Out: VGA/DVI, ADC


Hard Drive: 20/30/40 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Zip Drive: optional

Optical Drive: DVD-ROM/RAM


USB: 2

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Modem: 56 kbps

Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: optional 802.11b


Power: 338 Watts

Dimensions: 17" H x 8.9" W x 18.4" D

Weight: 30 lbs.

Announced in July 2000, the PowerMac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet) added dual-processor power to the G4 line. Available with a single 400 MHz G4, or dual 450 or 500 MHz G4s, The new PowerMac G4 also included onboard 1000Base-T Ethernet as standard equipment, an industry first.

The PowerMac G4 (GE) shipped in three configurations: The single-processor 400 MHz configuration included 64 MB of RAM and 20 GB hard drive, for $1599. The dual-processor 450 MHz configuration included 128 MB of RAM and a 30 GB hard drive for $2499. Finally, the dual-processor 500 MHz configuration included 256 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a DVD-RAM drive, for $3499. All configurations included a 56 kbps modem, Apple's Pro Mouse, and the innovative new Apple Display Connector (ADC) which passed video, power, and USB to new Apple Monitors from a single connection.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.