search AntBlog701
inside AntBlog701
* AntTunes701 - your music guide.

* my Flickr

29 December, 2011

one more good old Mac

Just before Christmas, I got myself another big bargain.
As a matter of fact, I got myself my very first Power Mac G5. It is not just an average G5, it is in fact the very last model of Power Mac G5 (Late 2005, PowerMac11,2) - Dual-core 2GHz. Here's the technical specs from

Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0 GHz)

To my surprise, this Power Mac G5 is surprisingly fast, okay, I haven't installed many applications in, but still, particularly after playing with some old Macs (iBook G3 and my old PowerBook G4), this Power Mac G5 is pretty fast. It is much faster than the Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz), and much quieter.

Quick specs: Power Mac G5 late 2005 model (the last model of Power Mac G5),
Dual 2.0GHz PowerPC G5 Processors, 1.5GB RAM, NIVIDIA GeForce 6600LE

Compared to many current eBay prices, I got it for less than $150. A pretty good value in my opinion.

Unlike Don who insists on the latest of whatsoever, I only look for yesteryear's device.

related blog entries:
it's good to be back (Power Mac G4 (dual 1.42GHz) and 20-inch Cinema Display) (28 December 2011)
three new old Macs (12 December 2011)

This entry has Shadowbox.js effect enabled. Click on the thumbnails for larger photos or video playing.

Posted by Antony on 29 December 2011 9:33 AM | Mac hardware, all things Mac
Tags: ,

more December 2011 blogs. (or 2011 blogs)
from iTunes Store:
Very tidy looking box!
Posted by Rev.Dr.Wu Yi on 30 December 2011 1:06 PM.
The Powermac G5 you've got is the Apple Mac powermac G5 dual Core 2.0gHz A1047. It was, for it's time pretty damn fast (still is really). Takes DDR2 4200u and is pretty damn rock solid too.
Posted by Powermac G5 on 12 October 2012 4:28 AM.
post a comment

(You may use following HTML tags for comment formatting:
a href, b, i, br, strong, em, blockquote. two blank lines for a new paragraph.)

(Due to recent comment spamming, I need to take some actions. I apologise for inconvenience.)

AntBlog701 is an Antony Shen personal weblog. This blog does not represent SillyDog701. This blog may represent Antony Shen's thoughts or things happened around him. You may not use any contents from this blog to accuse Antony Shen. Antony Shen makes no guarantee about the accuracy of this blog.
sponsored links:

inside SillyDog701
* SillyDog701 (front door) - main SillyDog701.
* Message Centre (forums)
* Netscape Browser Archive
* Browser Version Guide
* MacCentre701, Macintosh news and informaiton centre.
- features: H.264 and other codecs comparison
* MozInfo701, Mozilla information and resource centre.
* Switch, simple steps to switch to the browser you can trust.
* Communicator Tips, featured in dynamic HTML presentation.
* Feedback

search SillyDog701

download iTunes
Get a Blogging Platform built to Grow with Your Business. Download Movable Type Now!

AntBlog701 is proudly powered by
Movable Type.
Page URL:
[AntBlog701] [AntGallery701 (photos)] [AntTunes701 (music)]
[SillyDog701] [Netscape] [MozInfo701] [MacCentre701][Search] [Feedback] [About SillyDog701] [Sitemap]
Copyright © 2003 - 2015 Antony Shen. All rights reserved. Copyright Notice. Privacy Statement.
Made on a Mac
support AntBlog701