Please consider a donation to the Higher Intellect project. See https://preterhuman.net/donate.php or the Donate to Higher Intellect page for more info.

Difference between revisions of "Power Macintosh 8600"

From Higher Intellect Vintage Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
 
Line 22: Line 22:
 
File:1Pm8600-1.jpg
 
File:1Pm8600-1.jpg
 
File:1Pm8600-2.jpg
 
File:1Pm8600-2.jpg
 +
File:Pm8600-3.jpg
 +
File:Pm8600-4.jpg
 +
File:Pm8600-5.jpg
 +
File:Pm8600-6.jpg
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  

Latest revision as of 16:03, 16 May 2022

Power-mac-8600-300-never-used 1 bae25e6fd728714c72f75b8071c188c8.jpg
Pm8600-1.jpg
Pm8600-2.jpg

The 8600 case is later used for the Power Macintosh G3 tower.

Although announced in February 1997, It was not until June that the 8600 actually shipped in bulk. It came in the same innovative case design as the Power Macintosh 9600, and ran on a 200 Mhz PowerPC 604e. It included an internal Zip drive (a Power Mac first). It also included video input and output. The 8600 used the Nitro motherboard, as did its predecessor, the Power Macintosh 8500. The 8600 initially sold for $2,700. In August, Apple announced "speed bumped" versions of the 8600 with a 250 or 300 Mhz "Mach 5" 604e. Like its predecessor, the 8600/300 did not ship for several months after it was announced due to supply problems. The 8600 was discontinued in early 1998.

General Information

CPU

The enhanced Power Macintosh 8600 and 9600 computers use a new microprocessor, code named Mach 5, that is based on the PowerPC 604e architecture. Among the features of the Mach 5 microprocessor are:

  • on-chip data and instruction caches of 32 KB each
  • processor clock speed up to 7 times the bus clock speed

Documentation

Gallery

See Also

The Power Macintosh Series from Apple Computer
Power Macintosh 4400 -- Power Macintosh 5200 -- Power Macintosh 5260 -- Power Macintosh 5300 -- Power Macintosh 5400 -- Power Macintosh 5500 -- Power Macintosh 6100 -- Power Macintosh 6200 -- Power Macintosh 6300 -- Power Macintosh 6360 -- Power Macintosh 6400 -- Power Macintosh 6500 -- Power Macintosh 7100 -- Power Macintosh 7200 -- Power Macintosh 7300 -- Power Macintosh 7500 -- Power Macintosh 7600 -- Power Macintosh 8100 -- Power Macintosh 8500 -- Power Macintosh 8600 -- Power Macintosh 9500 -- Power Macintosh 9600 -- Power Macintosh G3