Power Macintosh

Power Macintosh G4 Model Guide

Confused by all the models using the name Power Macintosh G4? This table sorts them out. In all cases except the last, models were available in two to four processor speeds. Note that the FireWire 800 model cannot boot the classic Mac OS. The June 2003 model was introduced as the last Power Mac to boot the classic Mac OS.

Model

G4/350-400 (Yikes!)

G4/400-500 (Sawtooth)

G4 Multiprocessor (gigabit ethernet)

G4 Cube

G4/466-533
(five slots)

G4/667-733
(five slots)

G4/733-867
Quicksilver

G4/800-1000
Quicksilver 2002

G4 (DDR)

G4 (FireWire 800)

G4 (June 2003)

Code Name

Yikes!

Sawtooth

Mystic

Digital Audio

Quicksilver

Quicksilver 2002

Mirrored Drive Doors
Introduced 8/31/99 7/19/00 1/9/01

7/18/01

1/28/02

8/13/02

1/28/03

6/23/03

Base Price

$1,599

$2,499

$1,799

$1,799

$2,799

$1,799-3,499

$1,599-2,999

$1,699-3,299

$1,499-2,699

$1,299-1,599

CPU G4 (PPC 7400)

G4 (PPC 7410)

G4 (PPC 7450) G4 (PPC 7455)
CPU Speed

350, 400 MHz

350, 400, 450, 500 MHz

450, 500 MHz
two processors

400, 450 MHz

466, 533 MHz

667, 733 MHz

733, 867 MHz
800 MHz dual

800, 933 MHz
1 GHz dual

867 MHz
1, 1.25 GHz

1.0, 1.25, 1.42 GHz

1.25 GHz

Bus Speed 100 MHz 133 MHz 133/167 MHz

167 MHz

Base RAM

64 MB

64/128/256 MB

128/256 MB

64 MB

128 MB

256 MB

128-256 MB

256/512 MB

256/512 MB

256 MB

Max RAM

1.0 GB

2.0 GB

1.5 GB

2.0 GB
Minimum OS 8.6 9.0.4 9.1 9.2

10.2

9.2

Hard Drive

10 GB

10/20/27 GB

30/40 GB

20 GB

30/40 GB

60 GB

40/60/80 GB

60/80/120 GB

60/80/120 GB

80 GB
Video

ATI Rage 128
66 MHz PCI

ATI Rage 128 or
ATI Rage 128 Pro
AGP 2X slot

ATI Rage 128 Pro
AGP 2X slot

ATI Rage 128 Pro or Nvidia GeForce 2
AGP 4X slot

Nvidia GeForce 2
AGP 4X slot

Nvidia GeForce2 MX
AGP 4X slot

Radeon 7500 on G4/800,
Nvidia GeForce 4 MX

Nvidia GeForce 4 MX
Radeon 9000 Pro
Radeon 9000 Pro
VRAM 16 MB

16 MB - ATI
32 MB - Nvidia

32 MB

32 MB on 800
64 MB

32/64 MB

64 MB
CD/DVD 32x CD
DVD optional

DVD

2x DVD

8/4/32x CD-RW

8/4/32x CD-RW
or SuperDrive
Combo or SuperDrive
SCSI

no

ADB

no

USB 1.1

2

USB 2.0

no

FireWire 400

2

3

2

FireWire 800

no

1

no

PCI Slots

3 64-bit
1 66 MHz

3 64-bit

none

4 64-bit

Ethernet 10/100

10/100/1000

10/100

10/100/1000

Modem

v.90

v.92
H/W/D 17.0"/8.9"/18.4"

9.8"/7.7"/7.7"

17.0"/8.9"/18.4"

Weight 30.0 lbs.

14.0 lbs.

30.0 lbs.

31.0 lbs.

42.0 lbs.

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