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The Power Macintosh 9500

The Power Macintosh 9500 became the flagship Power Macintosh model (and the first PCI-based Macintosh) when it was introduced by Apple Computer on June 19, 1995. It preceded the Power Macintosh 7500 and 8500 by two months.

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The 9500 incorporated a single PowerPC 604e processor, or two PowerPC 604e processors, on a single daughter card that fit into a slot on the motherboard. The Power Macintosh 9500 was designed for desktop publishing (DTP) instead of audiovisual multimedia production. In fact, it came with no RCA-style audio jacks or video input/output jacks; the Apple Accelerated Graphics Card or a third-party graphics card had to be purchased separately before this Mac could be hooked up to a monitor at all.[1]

The 9500 offered plenty of speed. It also came with a lot of options for expansion. With up to 6 PCI slots and support for up to 768 MB of RAM, the Power Macintosh 9500 had every sign of a high-end Macintosh powerhouse.

The Power Macintosh 9500 was also the first-ever multiprocessor Mac. Throughout the 1990s, Apple kept on offering and discontinuing multiprocessor Macs prior to them becoming near-standard with the introduction of the Power Mac G4 and G5 computers, and completely standard with the introduction of Intel Core Duo Macintosh computers.

References[]

  1. Power Macintosh 9500/180mHz. Forevermac.com. Retrieved on 2011-11-18.

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Superseded by the Mac Pro in August 2006
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