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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 EveryMac.com.

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)

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