The PowerMac 5500

Codename: Phoenix
CPU: PowerPC 603ev
CPU speed: 225/250/275 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 256 MB
number of sockets: 2 -- 168 pin DIMM
minimum speed: 60 ns
VRAM: 2MB SGRAM (ATI RAGE 2D & 3D onboard acceleration)
L1 cache: 16 k data, 16 k instruction
L2 cache: 256 k DIMM (512 k on 275 Mhz model)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 50 Mhz
slots: 1 7" PCI, comm, TV, video i/o
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
HD: 2 GB (IDE)
CD-ROM: 12x, 24x
Monitor: 15" RGB built-in, all resolutions supported
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (built in speaker), SRS surround
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit (built-in mono mic)
Ethernet: 10B-T
Gestalt ID: 512
Weight: 47 lbs.
Dimensions: 17.5" H x 15.1" W x 16" D
Min System Software: 7.5.5
Max System Software: 9.0
power: 220 Watts
introduced: February 1997
terminated: early 1998

The PowerMac 5500 was further improved on the 5400 by adding hardware 2D & 3D graphics accelleration. It also had video input, NTSC video output, 16-bit audio input and output was initially only available to the education market, where it sold for $1,999.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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