Is it an Intel Power Mac or Not

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pamela1117, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. pamela1117 macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2009
    I am thinking of buying a used G5 but I'm not sure if it's an Intel or not. I don't want Intel because I run CS2, which is not compatable with Intel. Can someone please school me on this? The specs on the machine I am looking at say the following:
    Machine Name: Power Mac G5
    Machine Model: PowerMac 7.3
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
    Number of CPU's: 2
    CPU Speed: 2 GHz
    L2 Cache (per CPU): 512kb
    Memory: 4.5GB
    Bus Speed: 1 GHz
    Boot ROM Version 5.1.8f7
    Serial Number: G845304HQPM
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    No Mac with a G-anything (G3, G4, G5) is Intel. Those are Generations of the PPC processors Apple used. Also the Intel tower units are all called Mac Pro and not Power Mac.

    So if you want PPC, then any Power Mac G5 (anything with the aluminum tower case that is called a Power Mac and not a Mac Pro) should generally be fine, and it becomes a matter of which specs you want.
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816


    Not an Intel. The G5 is the giveaway.
    CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (2.2)
  4. -tWv- macrumors 68000


    May 11, 2009
    The specs say that its a powerpc CPU. If it would have been intel it would say CPU Type: Intel Core Duo or something like that.

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