updated 08:35 am EDT, Wed April 27, 2005
New Power Mac G5s
Apple today refreshed its , Apple retail stores, and other authorized retailers for $2,000 (dual-2GHz), $2,500 (dual-2.3GHz), and $3,000 (dual-2.7GHz). Apple also said it would continue to sell its single-processor 1.8GHz Power Mac G5 for $1,500.
The new models with 16x dual-layer SuperDrives are available from the Apple Store with a ship time of 1-2 business days:
- dual-2GHz G5 (PCI): 512MB/160GB/ATI Radeon 9600 (w/128MB) -- $1,999
- dual-2.3GHz G5 (PCI-X): 512MB/250GB/ATI Radeon 9600 (w/128MB)-- $2,499
- dual-2.7GHz G5 (PCI-X): 512MB/250GB/ATI Radeon 9650 (w/256MB) -- $2,999
"The Power Mac G5 continues to deliver the ultimate performance for our most advanced customers running bandwidth- and compute-intensive applications," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "With dual 2.7 GHz 64-bit G5 processors, dual 1.35 GHz front side buses, ATI Radeon 9650 graphics, 16X SuperDrive with double-layer support and Mac OS X Tiger, the new Power Mac G5 is the most powerful and advanced Mac we have ever made."
All new Power Mac G5 models come standard with dual-display support with either the ATI Radeon 9600 graphics card with 128MB of video memory or the ATI Radeon 9650 with 256MB of video memory. The high-end dual-processor 2.7 GHz Power Mac G5 features built-in support to drive Apple's 30-inch Cinema HD Display, while the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL high-performance graphics card, which can drive up to two 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays, is available as a BTO option on all models.
The new Power Macs ship with a new, faster 16X SuperDrive with double-layer support capable of burning up to 8.5GB on a single DVD, 512MB memory and larger hard drives for up to 800GB of internal storage. The desktops also feature Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 800, FireWire 400, three PCI-X or PCI expansion slots, USB 2.0, optical digital audio input and output, and analog audio input and output.
All dual processor Power Mac G5 systems ship with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.