Computers and information technology

Power Mac G5

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Powered by either single or dual PowerPC G5 processors, the Power Mac G5 provides 64-bit processing power, a very high bandwidth architecture and up to 8 GB of main memory. An easy-to-open side panel offers quick access to three PCI-X slots and other internal components. An advanced airflow system with four separate thermal zones and individual fans easily prevents overheating; it is three times quieter than that of the Power Mac G4. Frequently used ports are front-mounted. Rear I/O include Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire 400 and 800, USB 2.0 as well as an optical-digital and analog audio I/O for connecting to a 5.1 surround sound speaker system. The sliding door covering the optical drive (DVD-R/CD-RW) enhances the overall clean and elegant appearance of the computer. The aluminium enclosure is rounded off smoothly and the built-in handles offer easy transport.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Apple, Inc., USA
  • In-house design:
    Apple, Inc., Apple Industrial Design Team (Designer: Bart Andre, Danny Coster, Daniele De Iuliis, Richard Howarth, Jonathan Ive, Duncan Kerr, Shin Nishibori, Matthew Rohrbach, Doug Satzger, Cal Seid, Christopher Stringer, Eugene Whang; CAD Team: Carlos Ragudo, Carter , USA