The PowerMac 8500

Codename: Nitro
CPU: PowerPC 604/604e (180Mhz)
CPU speed: 120/132/150/180 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0
maximum RAM: 1024 MB
number of sockets: 8 -- 168 pin DIMM
minimum speed: 70 ns
ROM: 4 MB
VRAM: 2 MB (4 MB via 2 DIMM sockets)
L1 cache: 16/32 k data 16/32 k instruction (larger values are for 180 Mhz)
L2 cache: 256 k DIMM (upgradable)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 40/45/50/45 Mhz
slots: 3 PCI
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
HD: 1.0-2.0 GB
CD-ROM: 4x/8x (180 Mhz)
Monitor: none, supports all resolutions
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit
Ethernet: AAUI-15, 10B-T
Gestalt ID: 69
power: 225 Watts
Weight: 25 lbs.
Dimensions: 14" H x 7.7" W x 15.75" D
Min System Software: 7.5.2 (120 Mhz)/7.5.3 (132/150/180 Mhz)
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: August 1995
terminated: early 1997

Introduced in August 1995, The 8500 brought 604 power and the PCI architecture to the mid-range, also boasting impressive AV features. The 8500 included a 120 Mhz 604 processor and 24-bit composite and S-video input and output. The processor of the 8500 shipped on a removable daughtercard. The 8500 came in a mini-tower case, sold for $4000, and was "speed bumped" to 132 and 150 Mhz in April 1996. It was speed bumped again to a 180 Mhz 604e processor in August, and was replaced in early 1997 by the 8600.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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