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Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop M9592LL/A (Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC G5, 512 MB RAM, 250 GB Hard Drive, 16x Dbl Layer SuperDrive)

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  • IBM PowerPC G5 Processor 2.5GHz
  • 512MBDDR2 RAM
  • 250GB Hard Drive
  • GeForce 6600
  • Mac OS X Tiger
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Product Information

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Screen Size18.7 inches
Processor2.5 GHz PowerPC G5
RAM512 MB DDR2
Hard Drive250 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce 6600
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionNVIDIA GeForce 6600 with 256MB of GDDR SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameApple
SeriesPower Mac
Item model numberM9592LL/A
Hardware PlatformMac
Operating SystemMac OS X Tiger
Item Weight44.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H18.70 x 8.10 x 20.10 inches
Processor BrandIBM
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
  
Additional Information
ASINB0009U7YHI
Best Sellers Rank #48,686 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight58.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 19, 2005
  
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: 90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty

Warranty, Labor: 90 days of telephone support and a one-year limited warranty

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Box Includes: Power Mac G5 Quad, Apple Keyboard, Apple Mighty Mouse, USB keyboard extension cable, DVI to VGA adapter, Power cord, Install/restore DVDs, Printed and electronic documentation
The Power Mac G5 Quad is the ultimate creative platform. With two dual-core processors, at speeds up to 2.5GHz per core, the Power Mac G5 Quad doubles the punch of its dual-processor predecessor. Do the math: Quad-core processing means four Velocity Engines and eight double-precision floating-point units for blistering performance of up to 76.6 gigaflops. That means you can manipulate mountains of images or miles of footage. Crunch enormous data sets. Encode HD video or high-bit-rate audio. All at speeds you never imagined possible.
You'll also be amazed by the flexible expansion options and a host of built-in cutting-edge abilities -- from the dual Gigabit Ethernet and included SuperDrive, to all the ports available for connecting your USB or FireWire devices. It also has the very latest version of Mac OS X, with an incredible suite of software to make your life and work that much easier. PCI Express architecture opens up a world of high-performance capabilities. NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics card with 256MB GDDR3 SDRAM, one single-link and dual-link DVi port Two open, full-length four-lane PCI Express slots, one PCI Express slot Dual 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Ethernet ports with integrated wireless antenna (AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0 optional) 16X SuperDrive with Double Layer support Software Included - iLife '05, QuickBooks New User Edition, Art Directors Toolkit, FileMaker Pro Trial, GraphicConverter, OmniGraffle and OmniOutliner, Microsoft Office 2004 Test Drive, Zinio Reader, Apple Hardware Test Connections - 1 FireWire 800, 2 FireWire 400 (one on front panel), 4 USB 2.0 (one on front panel), 2 USB 1.1 (one on keyboard), headphone minijack and speaker, optical digital audio input/out

From the Manufacturer

The Power Mac G5 Dual and Power Mac G5 Quad introduce dual-core PowerPC processors, a modern PCI Express architecture, and wicked-fast workstation graphics. Power one up today and blaze through your work, deliver ahead of schedule, and astound your clients.

Quad-Core G5 Processing
With two dual-core processors, at speeds up to 2.5GHz per core, the Power Mac G5 Quad doubles the punch of its dual-processor predecessor. Do the math: Quad-core processing means four Velocity Engines and eight double-precision floating-point units for blistering performance of up to 76.6 gigaflops. That means you can manipulate mountains of images or miles of footage. Crunch enormous data sets. Encode HD video or high-bit-rate audio. All at speeds you never imagined possible.

PCI Express Architecture
A modern PCI Express architecture opens up a world of high-performance expansion cards to the Mac platform. Two four-lane slots and one eight-lane slot are designed for the latest video I/O, audio DSP, and Fibre Channel expansion cards--so you’ll have tremendous power and productivity in a single system.(1) And with 533MHz DDR2 main memory and integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet, you can customize your Power Mac G5 for your professional workflow--even join an Xsan media network while connecting simultaneously to the Internet.

Workstation Graphics
Graphics assume a new level of realism with the latest PCI Express graphics cards. Drive two Apple displays — including a glorious 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display — from every Power Mac G5. Or upgrade to the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, the industry’s fastest workstation graphics solution, for rapid-fire effects, 3D animation, and scientific stereo-in-a-window applications.(2) How much reality can you handle? Try adding up to eight all-digital Apple Cinema Displays to your Power Mac G5 and enjoy a veritable dreamscape of stunning visuals.(3)

Enormous Performance Gains
Quad-core processing dramatically accelerates performance in real-world applications. Take, for example, Adobe After Effects: The Power Mac G5 Quad renders 3D images up to 69 percent faster than the fastest dual-processor Power Mac G5 ever built.(3)

Scientists, researchers, and developers will benefit from similar performance gains. Building an Xcode project on a Power Mac G5 Quad, for example, runs 76 percent faster than on the fastest dual-2.7GHz Power Mac G5.(4)

(1) PCI Express slots are not compatible with PCI or PCI-X expansion cards.
(2) Stereo-in-a-window requires an NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card, a CRT display, and stereo goggles (sold separately). The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 graphics card occupies the 16-lane PCI Express slot and adjacent PCI Express slot.
(3) To support up to eight 20-inch or 23-inch Apple Cinema Displays, install up to three additional NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics cards.
(4) Testing conducted by Apple in September 2005 using preproduction 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Quad units; all other systems tested were shipping units.

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It is so cheap, it's a no-brainer.
Jon McNinney
If you are looking for a fine, secondary machine which will take care of most of your everyday tasks, even heavy ones this IS the one to get.
Nadav
It is great to have a system that runs flawlessly and FAST!
Scott Fritz

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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Jon McNinney on January 2, 2006
If you need it, buy it. Never mind how much it costs, by the time you add memory, monitors, applecare, peripherals and software, you will spend $8000 or more. If you want to read e-mail, surf the web, play games, or balance your checkbook: this is not the computer for you. If you want a computer to do desktop publishing, image manipulation, 3d animation, ray tracing, or all of them at once: this is the one.

First, buy the apple care protection. It is so cheap, it's a no-brainer. Then, buy more memory. Remember, 4 Gigabytes is one Gig per processor, so don't be cheap. Upgrades must be done 2 chips at a time. I started with four, 1 GB chips, in addition to the original 512 MB. This seemed to be a wise decision at the time. I can expand or replace, whichever is most economical, next time I want to upgrade. Next, purchase a good surge protector. A UPS would be better, but keep in mind: this system will draw a lot of power. The power supply in the CPU can draw up to 12 amps. That's more than 1400 watts, before you even connect a monitor. A suitable surge protector should handle 15 amps continuously, and a 2000VA UPS is the minimum I would consider. It would not be a bad idea to give your computer system it's own 20 amp breaker. Next, buy your software. Adobe CS is about $1300, but worth the investment. It is a great package which I might someday review, if I ever get tired of playing with it. Next, monitors. Yes, plural. For graphic design and publishing, 2 is the minimum. It is so nice to be able to view your image full-screen with no toolboxes or palettes covering it up. Also, bigger is better. Other nice accessories include: pen tablet, air-port card, I-pod or other portable drive, scanner, printer, and speakers. A fast, reliable internet connection is nice, too.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Scott Fritz on March 19, 2006
There is no question that you get what you pay for with computers. Macs do one thing - exactly what they are supposed to! It is great to have a system that runs flawlessly and FAST! I use this for boutique digital music production, and there is no system that I have used that compares to this. My suggestion is that if you run a business on a computer, and need speed to make your workflow happen, then this is a no brainer.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nadav on April 23, 2011
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Having owned one of these magnificent machines 2.5 years ago I can say that this is by far the best of the best for PowerPC. This thing literally flies through everything I throw at it! The great news to those who own older liquid cooled G5's, most of the Quads use a much better, and more reliable liquid cooling system which will prolong the machine for years to come(Do computers last that long? - some say, yes). If you are looking for a fine, secondary machine which will take care of most of your everyday tasks, even heavy ones this IS the one to get. With four processors(2 physical processors and 2 cores each), this machine cuts through even the simplest of apps. With Apple leaving PowerPC behind, there are still 1000's of smaller, minor developers developing for the PowerPC; it was simply not given the chance to grow. IBM's processors are not a failure, it was Apple's failure in not realizing the serious potential of the 970MP, the PPC G5 inside the dual core and quad core Power Mac G5. The only problem I have with the Quad compared to my 2010 mac pro is the noise level, but Apple offers three levels of processor controls with which you can control the speed of your processors, thereby silencing the fans even at the heaviest load.

I personally own 4, yes.. FOUR PowerPC macs and one Intel Mac Pro.. at the end of the day I love using my PowerPC because it feels like a real mac to me, while my Intel mac feels like a PC. For those with some likening towards PowerPC, you won't be disappointed at the sheer performance this one can do. If you already own an Intel Mac, do yourself a favor and pick up a second hand Power Mac G5 Quad - You'd be glad you did!

Macs I own are in order from most used to least used:

Power Mac G5 Quad
PowerBook G4 Hi-res 1.
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