The PowerMac
5400 Family

Codename: Excalibur, Chimera
CPU: PowerPC 603ev
CPU speed: 120/160/180/200 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 8 MB
maximum RAM: 264 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- 168 pin DIMM
minimum speed: 70 ns
VRAM: 1 MB DRAM (non upgradable)
L1 cache: 16 k data, 16 k instruction
L2 cache: 256 k SIMM (Optional on 120/180 Mhz models)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 40 Mhz
slots: PCI, comm, video i/o, TV
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
HD: 1.6 GB (ATA)
CD-ROM: 4x (120 Mhz)/8x (160/180/200 Mhz)
Monitor: 15" RGB built-in (up to 832x624)
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (built in speaker), SRS surround
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built-in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10B-T
Gestalt ID: 74
power: 220 Watts
Weight: 47 lbs.
Dimensions: 17.5" H x 15.1" W x 16" D
Min System Software: 7.5.3 (120/160 Mhz)/7.5.5 (180/200 Mhz)
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: April 1996
terminated: early 1998

Introduced in April 1996, the PowerMac 5400 LC looked the same as the 5200 on the outside, but inside was radically different. Running on a 120 Mhz 603e processor (a high speed variant of the 603), and initially released only to educational markets, The 5400 was the first LC to use 168-pin DIMM sockets for memory expansion. It was also the first LC to include an industry-standard PCI slot, (although it also included the familiar LC comm, video i/o, and TV slots) and the first Macintosh computer to include enhanced SRS surround sound support. The 5400 was "speed bumped" to 180/200 Mhz in February 1997, and discontinued in early 1998. It was also released in the consumer market as the Performas 5400CD, 5410CD, 5420CD, 5430CD and 5440CD, each with different hardware and software bundles. There was also a Performa 5420, which came in a black case similar to the failed Mac TV and was never released in the US.

Pictures: Apple Corporate Site

Previous Next