Love this machine but wish it could run current high-end commercial apps
9 July 2013
Summary: I do freelance design on my Mac. I bought this to replace my original G5 dual when its power supply failed (and I failed to repair it myself!). I was able to just migrate my storage (and OS, apps, etc.), memory and newer superdrive to it and was back up working in under 2 hours. These machines are workhorses.
Summary: The Apple Power Macintosh G5/1.6, along with the Power Macintosh G5/1.8 and Power Macintosh G5 2.0 DP, is a member of the first Mac series to use the 64-bit PowerPC 970 (G5) processor, and consequently are arguably the first "desktop" computers to use 64-bit chips. In addition to higher clock speeds, the PowerPC 970 (G5) has a "new execution core that features massively parallel computation for an unprecedented 215 in-flight instructions", and the Power Macintosh G5 uses...
Summary: This Power Mac G5 came to me in working order. All I had to do was plug it up and turn it on, the rest of the set-up was common to Apple computers. The one great surprise I did get was the install DVD that came with it. I didn't have to download another copy for use as a backup.
Summary: The G5 arrived packaged as promised, double boxed, extremly sturdy packaging. The G5 is in perfect running condition, I plugged a mouse, keyboard and display. It was running in 3 minutes, clean boot, runs like a dream and the quality is amazing, beautiful finish and every part fits precisly. The inside is flawless, no wiring exposed, it is noiseless and I ran some tests and it passed with flying colors.
Summary: I'm enjoying this product very much!!! It works well and functions as it should. I purchased this product for music production purposes, and I am well pleased! I had to take it apart to put in a wireless card, but that wasn't difficult. Thanks again!!!
Summary: Honestly, this was purchased more for sentimental and collectible reasons than practical given its since-forsaken status by Apple and the major software manufacturers. So my comments won't be useful to anyone in the market for a new cutting edge machine. That being said, even purchased used and likely around 9 years old, I was pleasantly surprised by the speed and capability of this system.
Summary: Actually made in March, 2004, this machine is a great powerhouse. Ugly but works great. Access to drives are much more difficult than the G4 duals, but a real work of art to keep this much power running cool.