The Mac IIfx

Codename: Stealth, Blackbird, F-16, F-19, Four Square, IIxi, Zone 5, Weed-Whacker
CPU: MC68030
CPU speed: 40 Mhz
FPU: 68882
motherboard RAM: 0 MB
maximum RAM: 128
number of sockets: 8 -- 64 pin SIMM
minimum speed: 80 ns
ROM: 512 k
L1 cache: 0.5 k
L2 cache: 32 k
data path: 32 bit
bus speed: 40 Mhz
slots: 6 NuBus, 1 PDS
Serial Ports: 2
ADB: 2
Floppy: 1 or 2 1.4 MB SuperDrives
HD: 40-160 MB
CD-ROM: none
Monitor: external
Sound Output: stereo 8 bit
Sound Input: none
Ethernet: none
Gestalt ID: 13
power: 230 Watts
Weight: 24 lbs. Dimensions: 5.5" H x 18.7" W x 14.4" D
Min System Software: 6.0.5
Max System Software: 7.6.1
introduced: March 1990
terminated: April 1992

Released in March 1990, The Mac IIfx was the fastest Mac ever built at the time. The IIfx shipped in a Mac II-style case, and could accommodate up to two Super Drives and and internal SCSI hard disk. Dubbed "Wicked Fast" by the press, the IIfx also contained a number of proprietary ASICs designed to speed up the machine further. These required software written specifically for the IIfx to run at top speed, but either way it was an extremely powerful machine. It sold for $10,000 - $12,000, depending on configuration.

Picture: AppleDesign

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