The PowerMac 6500

Codename: Gazelle
CPU: PowerPC 603ev
CPU speed: 225/250/275/300 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)
ROM: 4 MB
L1 cache: 16 k data, 16 k instruction
L2 cache: 256 k DIMM (512 k on 275/300 Mhz model)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 50 Mhz
slots: 2 7" PCI, Comm II, TV, video i/o
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
HD: 2-6 GB (ATA)
CD-ROM: 12x,24x
Display: all resolutions supported
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit (built in speaker), SRS surround
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit
Ethernet: 10B-T
Gestalt ID: 513
power: 220 Watts
Weight: 44.5 lbs.
Dimensions: 16" H x 7.8" W x 16.9" D
Min System Software: 7.5.5 (225/250 Mhz)/7.6.1 (275/300 Mhz)
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: February 1997
terminated: early 1998

Introduced in Febrary 1997, the PowerMac 6500 replaced the earlier 6400. It was powered by either a 225 or 250 Mhz 603e, and included an internal zip drive. all other specs are the same as the 5500. the 225 Mhz configuration didn't include the video input and output circuitry, and sold for $1,799. The 250 Mhz model sold for $2,099. A 300 Mhz Model was announced in the Spring (along with a 275 Mhz model), and was the first computer, Mac or PC to break the 300 Mhz barrier.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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