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The IIci is a popular model from the Macintosh II line due to the small form factor and upgrade options. Unlike the IIcx, the IIci features on-board video so you don't have to use up one of the [[NuBus]] slots for video. The IIci is a 32-bit clean Macintosh.
 
The IIci is a popular model from the Macintosh II line due to the small form factor and upgrade options. Unlike the IIcx, the IIci features on-board video so you don't have to use up one of the [[NuBus]] slots for video. The IIci is a 32-bit clean Macintosh.
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=General Information=
 
=General Information=
 
The Macintosh IIci is the first in a new series of Macintosh computers compatible with the Macintosh II family ([[Macintosh II]], [[Macintosh IIx]], and [[Macintosh IIcx]]), and offering improved performance and flexibility. The new architecture is based upon the Memory Decode Unit (MDU) and RAM-based video chips (RBV). Key new features are a 25 MHz clock speed and on-board video; most other features are the same as the [[Macintosh IIcx]].
 
The Macintosh IIci is the first in a new series of Macintosh computers compatible with the Macintosh II family ([[Macintosh II]], [[Macintosh IIx]], and [[Macintosh IIcx]]), and offering improved performance and flexibility. The new architecture is based upon the Memory Decode Unit (MDU) and RAM-based video chips (RBV). Key new features are a 25 MHz clock speed and on-board video; most other features are the same as the [[Macintosh IIcx]].
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The IIci was introduced in September 1989 and discontinued in February 1993. Codename: Aurora II, Cobra II. Originally shipped with system software 6.0.4.
    
===CPU===
 
===CPU===
Powered by a 25MHz [[Motorola 68030]] processor with 68882 math co-processor. The data bus is also 25MHz.
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Powered by a 25MHz [[Motorola 68030]] processor with [[Motorola 68882]] math co-processor. The data bus is also 25MHz.
    
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The cache card provides 32k of L2 cache and is recommended for achieving maximum performance.
 
The cache card provides 32k of L2 cache and is recommended for achieving maximum performance.
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=Overview=
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The Macintosh IIci personal computer offers high perform­ance and enhanced functionality in a system with the same small footprint and flexible design as the [[Macintosh IIcx]]. People who require high-speed program execution for large spreadsheets, databases, and graphically intensive applications will appreciate the performance delivered by the Macintosh IIci.
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A 25-megahertz 68030 micro­processor makes the most significant contribution to the dramatic performance improve­ment offered by the Macintosh Ilci. Increasing the clock speed of the 68030 enables the system to perform up to 45 percent faster than the [[Macintosh IIcx]] and [[Macintosh IIx]] computers. To speed the processing of complex mathematical functions, a 68882 math coprocessor comes standard with the Macintosh IIci. By installing an optional cache memory card, users can improve system performance by an addi­tional 20 percent to 30 percent, for an overall performance improve­ment of up to 75 percent over that of the [[Macintosh IIx]] and IIcx.
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The Macintosh IIci also comes with built-in video capability that enables the system to display up to 256 colors or shades of gray simultaneously on a variety of Apple color and gray-scale monitors.
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The Macintosh IIci includes three internal [[NuBus]] expansion slots, space for a 3.5-inch internal hard disk drive, seven standard external ports to accommodate peripherals, and the capability of expanding RAM to up to 8 mega­bytes. The Macintosh IIci uses the 1.4-megabyte Apple FDHD SuperDrive which allows it to read from and write to 3.5-inch Macintosh floppy disks, as well as the 3.5-inch disks used by many other personal computers.
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The Macintosh IIci is compat­ible with virtually all Macintosh applications, and comes standard with Apple's [[MultiFinder]] operat­ing system and [[HyperCard]] a tool for custom software solutions.
    
=Upgrades=
 
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=External Resources=
 
=External Resources=
 
* https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/computing/Apple_Service_PDF/68k_Macintosh/quadra_700.mac_iicx.iici.pdf - Apple Service PDF
 
* https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/computing/Apple_Service_PDF/68k_Macintosh/quadra_700.mac_iicx.iici.pdf - Apple Service PDF
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{| class="wikitable" style="background-color:#cbcefb;"
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|+The Macintosh II Series from [[Apple Computer]]
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|[[Macintosh II]] -- [[Macintosh IIx]] -- [[Macintosh IIcx]] -- [[Macintosh IIci]] -- [[Macintosh IIsi]] -- [[Macintosh IIvx]] -- [[Macintosh IIvi]] -- [[Macintosh IIfx]]
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[[Category:68030]]
 
[[Category:68030]]
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[[Category:1989]]

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