Determining Processor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rugbyart, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. rugbyart macrumors newbie

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    Hoow do i determine the processor in my Powermac G5? The About section lists it as PowerMac G5-Model 7.2
    CPU type: PowerPC 970 (2)

    I am wondering if this is an Intel Porcessor or what is it? I want to run Leopard on this machine
     
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    This is an IBM PPC790FX. Not an Intel. It will run Leopard no problem. It will not run Snow Leopard.
     
  3. Trev311 macrumors member

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    Definitely not an Intel machine. That is a PPC (PowerPC) machine. It will run Leopard (10.5) just fine, however it will not run Snow Leopard (10.6). You have already determined the processor in your machine it is a PPC 970. I'm not sure which revision the 7.2 indicates, but I'm sure someone else can point it out if you need that specific of information for some reason.

    Bottom line: Not a Mac Pro (a G5) and thus not an Intel processor. Will run 10.5 (Leopard) but not 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or any Intel only applications (Such as VMWare Fusion, or Parallels).
     
  4. Trev311 macrumors member

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    Beat me to it since I spent too much time trying to figure out which powermac revision that was.
     

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