Power Mac 6300/160
a.k.a. Performa 6360
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The6360 replaced the 6320's 120 MHz 603e with a 160 MHz 603e CPU.Fortunately, it also had an improved motherboard design thatovercame the most egregious failings of the "Road Apple" x200 series.
This was the first Performa to use 168-pin DIMMs. It wasreplaced by the faster, tower style Performa6360.
- Power Mac 6300/160 introduced 1996.10.01; discontinued
- Performa 6360 introduced 1996.10.01; discontinued
- requires System 7.5.1 through 9.1
- CPU: 160 MHz PPC 603e
- bus: 40 MHz
- performance: XXX (relative to SE)
- ROM: 4 MB
- RAM: 16 MB (8 MB on motherboard), expandable to 136 MB usingtwo 8, 16, 32, or 64 MB 70ns or faster 168-pin DIMMs
- VRAM: 1 MB
- Video: thousands of colors to 800 x 600, 256 colors to 1024 x768
- L2 cache: optional, up to 1 MB
- hard drive: 1.2 GB IDE
- CD-ROM: 8x
- microphone: standard 3.5mm minijack, compatible with line-levelinput 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
- video input slot
- video out port
- Comm II slot, occupied by 28.8 kbps modem
- one PCI slot
- Gestalt ID: 58
- Size (HxWxD): 4.3" x 12.6" x 16.5"
- weight: 17 pounds
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