Overview of the Mac II Series

Models are sorted by processor speed, then date of introduction. Note that the Performa 600 and Mac IIvx were crippled with a 16 MHz data bus (half of CPU speed), earning them the Road Apple label.

Model
II
IIx
IIcx
IIvi
IIsi
IIci
Performa
600
IIvx
IIfx
Introduced
3/87
9/88
3/89
10/92
10/90
9/89
9/92
3/90
Price
$3,900
$7,800
$5,400
$3,800
$6,700
$2,950
$9,900
CPU
16 MHz
68020
16 MHz
68030
16 MHz
68030
16 MHz
68030
20 MHz
68030
25 MHz
68030
32 MHz
68030
32 MHz
68030
40 MHz
68030
Base RAM
1 MB
1 MB
1 MB
4 MB
1 MB
1 MB
4 MB
4 MB
4 MB
Max RAM
68 MB
128 MB
128 MB
68 MB
65 MB
128 MB
68 MB
68 MB
128 MB
Minimum OS
2.0
6.0.2
6.0.3
7.1
6.0.6
6.0.4
7.1
7.1
6.0.5
Maximum OS
7.5.5
7.5.5
7.5.5
7.6.1
7.6.1
7.6.1
7.6.1
7.6.1
7.6.1
Floppy Drive
800K
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
1.4M
Hard Drive
SCSI, various capacities
Video
needs card
needs card
needs card
to 640 x 870
to 640 x 870
to 640 x 870
to 640 x 870
to 640 x 870
needs card
VRAM, Where More Memory Means Less Speed
on card
on card
on card
512 KB
DRAM
DRAM
on card
NuBus slots
6
6
3
3
3
none*
3
3
6
PDS
none
none
none
none
030 PDS
030 PDS
none
030 PDS
030 PDS
L2 cache
none
none
none
none
none
optional
none
32K
32K
H/W/D
5.5 x 18.7 x 14.5″
5.5 x 18.7 x 14.5″
5.5 x 11.9 x 14.5″
6.0 x 13.0 x 16.5″
4.0 x 12.4 x 14.9″
5.5 x 11.9 x 14.5″
6.0 x 13.0 x 16.5″
6.0 x 13.0 x 16.5″
5.5 x 18.7 x 14.5″
Weight
24 lb.
24 lb.
13.6 lb.
25 lb.
10 lb.
16 lb.
25 lb.
25 lb.
24 lb.

* 1 NuBus slot with optional PDS NuBus card.

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