The Apple Power Macintosh 7600/200, released in November 1997 was a replacement for the Powermac 7600/132mHz and the Powermac 7600/120mHz was supplied with an enhanced version of the same PowerPC 604 processor. The case design featured the same outrigger design that was incorporated in the Powermac 7200 and Powermac 7500 series of computers.
Based on the TNT architecture, the Powermac 7600/200 features a 200 MHz PowerPC 604e processor with 16 MB or 32 MB of RAM, a 2.0 GB hard drive, built-in S-video ports for video input and RCA ports for video and sound input in a well-designed, easy-to-upgrade desktop case. Single-stream video output is supported by the Power Macintosh 7600/200, but dual-stream output is not. This model was sold in both Asia and Australia, but not in North America.
The 7600 is identical to the 7500, except for the processor card. The 7500 shipped with a 100 MHz PPC 601; the 7600 with a 120 MHz or 132 MHz PPC 604 or a 200 MHz 604e. Apple discontinued support and parts orders for this model on 2001.10.15 (2001.10.22 in Canada), except in California. You may be able to find dealers with parts inventory either locally or on our parts and service list.
A set of 8 memory card slots adorn the motherboard, each accepting 168pin 70 ns DRAM DIMMS. It does not require DIMMS to be installed in pairs. Officially, this model supports a maximum of 512 MB of RAM. However, third-parties have discovered that it actually can support 1024 MB (1.0 GB) of RAM with eight 128 MB memory modules.
This model has two 3.5″ drive bays (one is internal and occupied by a hard drive, and one is external and intended for a Zip 100 drive). By default, the external 3.5″ bay is free. The system also has an external 5.25″ drive bay occupied by the optical drive.
Because of the way the internal SCSI cable is routed in the 7300-7600, it is very easy for it to come loose from the motherboard while opening the case. Should this happen, be sure to plug it back into SCSI bus 0, not SCSI bus 1 (which is for the slower external SCSI port).
Video & Graphics:
With the default 2 MB of VRAM, this model supports a single display at 512×384, 640×480, 800×600 or 832×624 at 24-bit, 1024×768 or 1152×870 at 16-bit, and 1280×1024 at 8-bit. However, the motherboard supports 4 x vram SIMMS, each 1MB in size. With the maximum 4 MB of VRAM installed, it supports 512×384, 640×480, 800×600, 832×624, 1024×768, or 1152×870 at 24-bit and 1280×1024 at 16-bit.
The Powermac range of computers (including the 7600 series) offer a number of ports that have been included on Apple Desktops since their inception. These include External SCSI (25 pin), AAUI Ethernet, 10 Base-T ethernet, Modem port, Printer port, video out (DB 15), ADB port and sound in and out via 3.5mm jacks.
||February 17, 1997
||November 10, 1997
||This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path.
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||Supports eight 70 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
||16 MB, 32 MB
||1 MB VRAM DIMM*
||*By default, this model has 2 MB of VRAM installed as two 1 MB VRAM DIMMs.
|Standard Hard Drive:
||Int. HD Interface:
||1.44 MB (Manual)
||Power Mac 7500
|Apple Order No:
||Power Mac 7600
||*M4947J/A is the order number for this model in Japan. Order numbers in other countries differed.
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|Original Mac OS:
||Supported Mac OS:
||Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.
||6.15 x 14.4 x 16.9
||22.0 lbs (10 kg)