Power Macintosh G4 (Quicksilver)


Family: PowerMac G3/G4/G5

Codename: Titan

Gestalt ID: 406

Minimum OS: 9.2

Maximum OS: 10.5.8

Introduced: July 2001

Terminated: January 2002


CPU: PowerPC 7450 "G4"

CPU Speed: 733/867/2x800 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 133 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: 256 kB on-processor

Level 3 Cache: 2 MB per-processor, 1:4

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

RAM Type: PC133

Minimum RAM Speed: 133 MHz

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 3

Maximum RAM: 1.5 GB

Expansion Slots: 4 64-bit 33 MHz PCI, 1 4x AGP (filled)


GPU: NVidia GeForce2 MX


Max Resolution: all resolutions supported

Video Out: VGA/DVI, ADC


Hard Drive: 40/60/80 GB

ATA Bus: ATA-66

Zip Drive: optional 250 MB

Optical Drive: 32x/8x/4x CD-RW


USB: 2

Firewire: 2

Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini, Pro Speaker

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.


The Dual 800 MHz model shipped with an NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 64 MB Twinview graphics card. The 733 MHz model had no level 3 cache. The 867 and dual 800 MHz models included a 24x/8x/4x/6x/2x/1x CD-RW/DVD-R drive. The 733 and 800 MHz models had a Maximum OS of 10.4.11.

Announced in July 2001, the PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver) brought a slightly modified enclosure to the G4 line. It also included a processor speed-bump, and brought the DVD-R "SuperDrive" to the mid-level model.

The Quicksilver PowerMac was available in three configurations: The 733 MHz model, with 128 MB of RAM, a 40 GB hard drive, and a CD-RW drive, was $1,699, the 867 MHz configuration, with 128 MB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive and a DVD-R drive, was $2,499, and the high-end dual-800 MHz model, with 256 MB of RAM, an 80 GB hard drive and a DVD-R drive, was $3,499.

Picture Credits:
Apple, Inc.