Power Macintosh 6100


Performa 6110CD

Performa 6112CD

Performa 6115CD

Performa 6116CD

Performa 6117CD

Performa 6118CD


Family: PowerMac

Codename: Piltdown Man

Gestalt ID: 75

Minimum OS: 7.1.2

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: March 1994

Terminated: October 1995


CPU: PowerPC 601

CPU Speed: 60/66 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 30/33 MHz

Register Width: 32-bit

Data Bus Width: 64-bit

Address Bus Width: 32-bit

Level 1 Cache: 16 kB data, 16 kB instruction

Level 2 Cache: optional


RAM Type: 72 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns

Onboard RAM: 8 MB

RAM slots: 2

Maximum RAM: 72 MB

Expansion Slots: 7" NuBus or PDS (AV card fills both)


VRAM: 1 MB DRAM (2 MB w/ AV card)

Max Resolution: 1152x870

Video Out: HDI-45


Hard Drive: 500 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

Optical Drive: optional 2x 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


Power: 210 Watts

Dimensions: 3.4" H x 16.3" W x 15.6" D

Weight: 14 lbs.


The Minimum System Software for the 6100/66 is 7.5, and the Gestalt ID is 100.

Introduced in March 1994, the PowerMac 6100 was the first Mac to be powered by a PowerPC processor. An optional AV configuration was available. The 6100 came in a Centris 610-style low-profile case, cost $1,700, and was replaced in January 1995 by the 6100/66 which upgraded the processor to 66 MHz. It was discontinued at the end of 1995. The 6100/66 DOS was also available, with a 66 MHz 486DX/2 processor card, and was discontinued in early 1996. The 6100 was also offered bundled with a monitor and various hard drives, as the Performas 6110CD, 6112CD, 6115CD, 6116CD, 6117CD, and 6118CD.

Picture Credits:
Macworld UK
Apple, Inc.