The Apple Macintosh Performa 6400/180, released alongside the Performa 6400/200mHz and Performa 6410/180 introduced a new case design not previously seen in Apples lineup and incorporates a 180 MHz PowerPC 603e CPU and comes with a base 16 MB of RAM, 1.6 GB IDE/ ATA hard drive and 8 speed CD-ROM drive. It was sold with an SRS 3D surround sound system incorporating a subwoofer, all packed in a sleek, rounded tower case.
With external speakers attached, the subwoofer functions as a bass speaker to augment the stereo sound. Without external speakers, the subwoofer produces full-range sound instead of just bass.
TV Tuner Card Option:
The TV/FM radio tuner card option turns the computer into a television and FM radio receiver, complete with remote control. An expansion ribbon connector for the optional TV/FM radio tuner card provides NTSC and PAL input from an external TV antenna or cable. Change channels by typing the channel number on the keyboard or with the remote control. Switch between the current and previous channel by pressing the Tab key. The computer displays the userassigned channel name on the picture in the video window.
The Performa 6400 comes with 16 MB of DRAM soldered to the motherboard. Two 168- pin sockets allow for memory expansion and accept 168-pin, fast-paged, 70 ns or faster, 2K refresh rate DIMMs. The JEDEC MO-161 specification shows three possible heights for the 8-byte DIMM. For these computers, use only the shortest of the three (1.100 inches). Taller DIMMs put excessive pressure on the DIMM sockets due to mechanical pressure inside the case. DRAM DIMMs can be installed individually. However, if you wish to take advantage of the computer’s interleaving capability, which provides maximum performance, you must install the DIMMs in matching pairs. A total of 136MB RAM could be installed in the computer (including soldered memory). A memory upgrade guide is available here.
Ports & Slots:
This model has two PCI slots as well as Comm-II, TV, and video input expansion slots. It’s ports include DB-15 video, ADB port, DB-25 SCSI Ports, Two Geoport serial ports (Printer and Modem), Plaintalk 3.5mm jack, sound in port, stereo 16 bit sound out port, front mounted headphone port, TV and FM radio card (in expansion slot).
An optional 256K Level 2 high performance module was available.
||August 7, 1996
||July 12, 1996
||This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
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||Supports two 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
||This model can support up to 136 MB of RAM with two 64 MB memory modules and the 8 MB of onboard RAM.
||*1 MB of system RAM is dedicated to video function.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||Int. HD Interface:
||1.44 MB (Manual)
||2 PCI, Comm, Video In, TV*
||Macintosh Performa 6400
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||Performa 6400 Series
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||16.0 x 7.8 x 16.9
||44.5 lbs (20.2 kg)