Power Mac 6400 (Performa 6400)

The 6400 replaced the Performa 6360 and used a new tower configuration. It was available in 180 MHz and 200 MHz configurations. The neatest feature: a built-in subwoofer for very rich sound.

Performa 6300The 6400 was replaced by the Power Mac 6500. The Performa/Power Mac 5400 is virtually identical to the 6400 – but with a built in monitor.

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Details

  • code name: Alchemy
  • introduced 1996.10.23, discontinued 1997.05.01
  • requires System 7.5.3 through 9.1
  • CPU: 180 MHz or 200 MHz PPC 603e
  • Bus: 40 MHz
  • Performance: 80,429 Whetstones
  • ROM: 4 MB
  • RAM: 16 MB, expandable to 136 MB using two DIMMs
  • VRAM: 1 MB, supports thousands of colors up to 800 x 600, 256 colors up to 1024×764
  • L2 cache: optional on 180 MHz, 256 KB on 200 MHz
  • Hard drive: IDE, 1.6 GB on 180 MHz, 2.4 GB on 200 MHz
  • CD-ROM: 8x
  • Microphone: standard 3.5mm minijack, compatible with line-level input including Apple’s PlainTalk microphone
  • ADB: 1 port for keyboard and mouse
  • serial: 2 DIN-8 GeoPorts on back of computer
  • SCSI: DB-25 connector on back of computer
  • Comm II slot, occupied by 28.8 kbps modem (may be a GeoPort modem or a real modem)
  • video input slot (accepts TV/FM card)
  • video out port
  • two PCI slots: top slot may accept a 12″ card, but bottom slot will only handle a 7″ card

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