Power Macintosh G4 “Sawtooth”


The revised Power Macintosh G4 “Sawtooth” brought an all-new new logic board with an AGP graphics card in the graphite-colored Yosemite case that debuted with the Power Macintosh G3 “Blue and White”. Due to problems in Motorola G4 processor yields, the first high-end AGP PowerMacs were actually stepped down in speed from 450 MHz to 400 MHz then back to 500 MHz as the model’s eleven-month lifetime progressed.

Depending on when you bought it, the “Sawtooth” could have been equipped with a 350 MHz 400 MHz, 450 MHz or 500 MHz PowerPC G4 processor, 64 MB, 128 MB or 256 MB of PC100 RAM, a 16 MB ATI Rage 128 or Rage 128 Pro graphics card, 10 GB, 20 GB or 27 GB hard disk drive, a 5x DVD-RAM or DVD-ROM drive, Zip 100 drive and 10/100 Ethernet. They could be optionally configured to include an Airport 802.11b wireless card, 56k modem or an Ultra SCSI PCI card.

This Power Macintosh G4 was a gift from a friend and features a 400 MHz PowerPC G4 processor, 128 MB RAM, 16 MB ATI Rage 128 Pro graphics card, 60GB hard disk drive, DVD-ROM drive, Ultra SCSI PCI card and a matching graphite-colored 17” Apple Studio Display.