Power Macintosh was a line of workstation-class computers developed and marketed by Apple Computer from March 1994 to August 2006. These were based on PowerPC RISC microprocessors for improved performance over the original 68k-based Macintosh line. Consumer-class computers from Apple with lower-end PowerPC processors were sold under the Macintosh Performa brand.
Power Macintosh and the PippinEdit
PowerPC-based computers sold by Apple at the time of the release of the Pippin platform used a 4-digit number to distinguish various models, sometimes followed by a slash with the processor clock speed.
Pippin consoles were based on the architecture of the Power Macintosh 6100, though with a 66MHz PowerPC 603 instead of a 601 processor, running a streamlined version of Macintosh operating system 7.5.2. This allowed hobbyists with access to developer ROMs to modify Pippins to run standard Mac software of the era. The Power Macintosh 6200 and Performa 5200 were the only other computers from Apple to use the original PowerPC 603 processor like the Pippin (not the faster 603e or 603ev).
- ↑ Bandai Pippin Image Archive, The Mac Geek.
- ↑ Hacking the Pippin, Vintage Mac World. 2007-10-22. Archived 2017-08-17
- ↑ CPUs: PowerPC 603 and 603e by Daniel Jansen, Low End Mac. 2014-06-24.