Power Macintosh 7300


Family: PowerMac

Codename: Montana

Gestalt ID: 109

Minimum OS: 7.5.5

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: February 1997

Terminated: Late 1997


CPU: PowerPC 604e

CPU Speed: 166/180/200 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 48/45/50 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 32 kB data, 32 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: 256 kB DIMM


RAM Type: 168 pin DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 8

Maximum RAM: 1024 MB

Expansion Slots: 3 PCI


VRAM: 2 MB (4 MB via 2 DIMM sockets)

Max Resolution: all resolutions supported

Video Out: DB-15


Hard Drive: 2.0 GB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

Optical Drive: 12x CD-ROM


ADB: 1

Serial: 2 Mini DIN-8


Audio Out: stereo 16 bit mini

Audio In: stereo 16 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Ethernet: AAUI-15, 10Base-T


Power: 150 Watts

Dimensions: 6.15" H x 14.37" W x 16.93" D

Weight: 22 lbs.

Introduced in Febrary 1997, The 7300 replaced both the 7200 and the 7600 in Apple's product line. Available in both 180 and 200 MHz models (and 166 MHz in Japan and Europe), the 7300 ran on a single 604e processor. It lost the 7600's video input circuitry, but kept the removable daughtercard and the 7600's memory interleaving feature. (neither of which had been included in the 7200) The 180 MHz model included 16 MB of RAM, and sold for $1,700. The 200 MHz model included 32 MB of RAM, and sold for $2,300. The 7300 was discontinued in late 1997.

Picture Credits:
John Greenleigh/Flipside Studios