Power Macintosh 7200


Family: PowerMac

Codename: Catalyst

Gestalt ID: 108

Minimum OS: 7.5.2

Maximum OS: 9.1

Introduced: May 1995

Terminated: February 1997


CPU: PowerPC 601

CPU Speed: 75/90/120 MHz

FPU: integrated

Bus Speed: 37.5/45/40 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: 168 pin DIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 70 ns

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 4

Maximum RAM: 512 MB

Expansion Slots: 3 PCI


VRAM: 1 MB (4 MB via 3 DIMM sockets)

Max Resolution: all resolutions supported

Video Out: DB-15


Hard Drive: 500 MB

Floppy Drive: 1.4 MB SuperDrive

Optical Drive: 4x 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.


The Minimum System Software for the 7200/120 was 7.5.3, and it used a PowerPC 601+ processor. Using EDO RAM will damage a 7200.

Bringing PCI to the entry-level, The PowerMac 7200 was introduced in August 1995, and came in the same case as the 7500. It was available with either a 75 or 90 MHz 601 processor, and sold for $1,700 for the 75 MHz and $1,900 for the 90 MHz model. The 7200 was "speed bumped" to 120 MHz in April 1996. There was also a PC compatable 7200/120 with a pentium processor card in one of its PCI slots.

Picture Credits:
John Greenleigh/Flipside Studios