The PowerMac 9500

Codename: Tsunami, Autobahn
CPU: PowerPC 604 (120,132,150 Mhz)/604e (200 Mhz)/dual 604e (180)
CPU speed: 120/132/150/180/200 Mhz
FPU: integrated
motherboard RAM: 0
maximum RAM: 1536 MB
number of sockets: 12 -- 168 pin DIMM
minimum speed: 70 ns
ROM: 4 MB
L1 cache: 16/32 k data 16/32 k instruction (larger values are for 180/200 Mhz)
L2 cache: 512 k DIMM (soldered)
data path: 64 bit
bus speed: 40/45/50/45/50 Mhz
slots: 6 PCI
SCSI: DB-25
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 1
Floppy: 1.4 MB SuperDrive
HD: 1.0 GB (120 Mhz)/2.0 GB (132-200 Mhz)
CD-ROM: 4x (120 -150 Mhz)/8x (180/200 Mhz)
Monitor: none, supports all resolutions
Sound Output: stereo 16 bit
Sound Input: stereo 16 bit
Ethernet: AAUI-15, 10B-T
Gestalt ID: 67
power: 225 Watts
Weight: 36.8 lbs.
Dimensions: 16.9" H x 7.7" W x 15.75" D
Min System Software: 7.5.2 (120/132 Mhz)/7.5.3 (150-200 Mhz)
Max System Software: 9.0
introduced: May 1995
terminated: early 1997

The first second generation PowerMac, the 9500 was introduced in May 1995, and is still most expandable PowerMac ever. It was powered by either a 120 or 132 Mhz 604 processor, a second-generation PowerPC chip which was considerably faster than its predecessor, the 601. The big news about the 9500, however, was its 6 PCI slots. It was the first Mac to comply with the PCI industry standard. The 9500 came in a full tower case, and had 7 internal drive bays. Like the old Mac II, the 9500 came with no graphics capability--a third party add-on card was required. The most innovative feature of the 9500 was that it's processor came on a daughtercard, making future upgrades much less expensive. The 9500 cost $5,300, and was "speed bumped" to 150 Mhz in April 1996. In August 1996, The 9500 was speed bumped again to a 200 Mhz 604e processor and a multiprocessing twin 180 Mhz 604e-based 9500 was released. The 9500 was replaced in early 1997 by the 9600.

Picture: Apple Corporate Site

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