Apple Mac Powermac 7220/200mHz Computer

The Apple Power Macintosh 7220/200 (PC) was identical to the PowerMac 4400/200 (PC).Apple Powermac 7220/200 It was based on the Tanzania architecture co-developed by Apple and Motorola. The case is similar to a standard desktop PC, fabricated out of sheet steel. The 7220/200 shipped with System 7.5.3 as standard but could be user upgraded to OS 9.1. The use of the strange numbering convention for this Power Macintosh is purportedly due to the number 4 being considered “bad luck” in Asia, where it was marketed as the 7220.


The Powermac 7220/200, features a 200 MHz PowerPC 603e processor, 16 or 32 MB of RAM, and a 1.2 GB or 2.0 GB hard drive in an industry-standard desktop case. The hard drive to this Powermac was ATA, replacing the SCSI system that had been employed in all previous Power Macintosh Computers up until this point. This cost saving measure also allowed users to considerably upgrade the storage capacity of the PowerMac. It was also the only Power Macintosh to employ an industry standard ATX power supply.

Officially this model supports 96 MB of  RAM, but third-parties discovered that only the first slot is limited to a 32 MB single-bank memory module. The second and third slots can accommodate 64 MB memory modules for an actual total of 160 MB of RAM. Memory configurations should consist of  60 ns 168-pin DIMMs.

The 7220/200 includes one full-length 12-inch PCI slot and one 7″ PCI slot. However, in the PC Compatible configuration, the 12-inch PCI slot is occuiped by a 166 MHz Cyrix 6×86 PC compatibility card.

PC Compatability:

The PC-Compatible version ships with a 166 MHz Cyrix 6×86 processor card that can have up to 80 MB of RAM dedicated to the DOS/Windows operating system.

Ports & Connectivity:

Powermac 7220 rear

As with all other Power Macintosh units, the 7220 provides a SCSI (25 pin) connector, ADB (Apple Desktop Bus), Printer Port (8 pin Mini Din), External Modem Port (8 Pin mini Din), DB 15 monitor port, Sound in and out ports (both 3.5mm jacks).


By default, with 1 MB of VRAM as its only DIMM. It can accept EDO DRAM, SGRAM or SDRAM. This model supports a single display at 512×384, 640×480, 800×600 or 832×624 at 16-bit color and 1024×768 or 1152×870 at 8-bit color.

With 2 MB of VRAM installed, it can support 512×384, 640×480, 800×600 or 832×624 at 24-bit color, 1024×768 or 1152×870 at 16-bit color, and 1280×1024 at 8-bit color. With the maximum of 4 MB of VRAM installed, it can support 512×384, 640×480, 800×600, 832×624, 1024×768, or 1152×870 at 24-bit color and 1280×1024 at 16-bit color.

Introduction Date: February 17, 1997 Discontinued Date: January 1, 1998
Processor Speed: 200 MHz Processor Type: PowerPC 603e
Details: This model has a 32-bit processor and a 64-bit data path. The PC compatible version also has a 166 MHz Cyrix 6×86 processor.
Processor Upgrade: Third-Party* FPU: Integrated
System Bus Speed: 40 MHz Cache Bus Speed: N/A
ROM/Firmware Type: Macintosh ROM ROM/Firmware Size: 4 MB
L1 Cache: 32k L2 Cache: 256k
RAM Type: 168-pin DIMM Min. RAM Speed: 60 ns
Details: Supports three 60 ns 168-pin DIMMs.
Standard RAM: 16 MB, 32 MB Maximum RAM: 160 MB*
Motherboard RAM: None RAM Slots: 3*
Video Card: Dedicated* VRAM Type: EDO DRAM*
Standard VRAM: 1 MB Maximum VRAM: 4 MB*
Display Support: Single Display* Resolution Support: 832×624*
Standard Hard Drive: 1.2 GB, 2.0 GB Int. HD Interface: IDE/ATA
Standard Optical: 8X, 12X CD-ROM Standard Disk: 1.44 MB (Manual)
Standard Modem: None Standard Ethernet: 10Base-T
Expansion Slots: 2 PCI, Comm-II* Expansion Bays: None
Case Type: Desktop Form Factor: Power Mac 4400
Apple Order No: N/A Apple Subfamily: Power Mac 7220
Details: N/A
Apple Model No: M3959 Gestalt ID: 515
Battery Type: 4.5V Alkaline Battery Life: N/A
Original Mac OS: 7.5.3 Supported Mac OS: 7.5.3, 7.6.1-9.1
Details: Earlier and later versions of the Macintosh System/Finder and Mac OS are not supported.
Dimensions: 5.43 x 15.15 x 17.4 Avg. Weight: 24.0 lbs (10.9 kg)