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The 8600 case is later used for the [[Power Macintosh G3]] tower.
 
The 8600 case is later used for the [[Power Macintosh G3]] tower.
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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.
  
 
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Revision as of 12:47, 30 June 2020

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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

See Also