iMac G5 (iSight)


Family: iMac/eMac

Codename: ?

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 10.4

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: October 2005

Terminated: January 2006


CPU: PowerPC 970 "G5"

CPU Speed: 1.9/2.1 GHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 633/700 MHz

Register Width: 64-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 64-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 64 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 512 kB on-processor

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

RAM Type: PC2-4200 DDR2 SDRAM

Minimum RAM Speed: 533 MHz

Onboard RAM: 512 MB

RAM slots: 1

Maximum RAM: 2.5 GB


Screen: 17/20" LCD

GPU: ATI Radeon X600/XT (PCI Express)

VRAM: 128 MB (DDR)

Max Resolution: 1440x900/1680x1050

Video Out: mini-VGA (mirror only)

Camera: iSight


Hard Drive: 160/250 GB 7200 RPM

ATA Bus: Serial-ATA

Optical Drive: 24x/24x/8x/8x/4x/2.4x CD-RW/DVD±RW/DVD+R DL


USB: 3 2.0

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 24 bit mini, Optical S/PDIF

Audio In: stereo 24 bit mini

Speaker: stereo

Microphone: mono


Ethernet: 10/100/1000Base-T

Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g

Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR


Power: 180 Watts

Dimensions: 16.9" H x 16.8" W x 6.8" D

Weight: 15.5 lbs.


The 20" model had the following dimensions and weight: 18.6" H x 19.4" W x 7.4" D, 22 lbs.

Announced in October 2005, the iMac (iSight) was the first Mac to include an integrated iSight camera. In addition to a slimmer, lighter case, the iMac (iSight) included a faster processor, faster bus and memory speed, and a faster graphics chip set. It also included a remote control and Apple's new Front Row software, which allowed the iMac (iSight) to act as a home media center. The iMac (iSight) also lowered the price of its two configurations: the 17" model, with a 1.9 GHz processor and a 160 GB hard drive, was $1299, and the 20" model, with a 2.1 GHz processor and a 250 GB hard drive, was $1699. All models were discontinued in January 2006, with the introduction of the Intel-based iMac (Early 2006).

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.