Power Mac G3 (1997)

The Power Mac G3, released in 1997, marked Apple’s foray into using industry-standard components to cut costs. Motorola’s G3 chip represented a performance improvement over earlier chip sets while using far less power.

CPU
CPU: PowerPC 750
CPU Speed: 233/266/300/333 MHz
FPU: integrated
Bus Speed: 66 MHz
Data Path Width: 64 bit
Address Width: 32 bit
ROM: 4 MB
RAM Type: PC66 DIMM
Minimum RAM Speed: 66 MHz
Onboard RAM: 0 MB
RAM slots: 3
Maximum RAM: 768 MB
Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction
Level 2 Cache: 1 MB backside, 1:2
Expansion Slots: 3 PCI, 1 personality (filled)

Video
VRAM: 2 – 6 MB (2 MB onboard, one socket)
Max Resolution: all resolutions supported
Video Out: DB-15

Storage
Hard Drive: 4 GB
ATA Bus: EIDE
Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
Zip Drive: optional
Optical Drive: 24x CD-ROM

Input/Output
ADB: 1
Serial: 2
SCSI: DB-25
Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini
Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini
Speaker: mono

Networking
Ethernet: 10Base-T

Miscellaneous
Family: PowerMac G3/G4/G5
Codename: Gossamer
Gestalt ID: 510
Power: 240 Watts
Dimensions: 15.2″ H x 9.6″ W x 17.8″ D
Weight: 33.1 lbs.
Minimum OS: 8.0
Maximum OS: 10.2.8
Introduced: November 1997
Terminated: January 1999

Notes
The Desktop case for the PowerMac G3 weighed 22 lbs., and had the following dimentions: 6.3″ H x 14.4″ W x 16.9″ D

Photo courtesy Klodo6975

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