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Power Macintosh 9600

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The Power Macintosh 9600 was the last Power Macintosh to support 6 PCI slots. The Power Macintosh G3 tower only allows for 3 slots, so the 9600 remained for sale even after the launch of the G3 for those requiring more than 3 PCI slots.

The 9600 was discontinued in March of 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

Video

The enhanced Power Macintosh 9600 includes a video display card that supports acceleration of 2D graphics and text. The display card has 8 MB of buffer memory and cannot be expanded.

Documentation

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