Apple Power Macintosh
6100/66 DOS



PowerMac 6100/66


The Apple Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS is a first generation PowerMac and was presented in 1994. In early 1995, the model was speeded up slightly from original 60MHz to 66MHz. The DOS Compatibility Card is inserted in the Nubus-slot and allows to run M$ OSses, if really needed.


Apple Power Macintosh 6100/66 DOS
CPU Motorola PPC 601 @ 66 MHz
Transistors 1,600,000
MIPS 124
Memory 72 MB (8 MB built-in plus 2*32MB EDO PS/2)
Graphics 1 MB VRAM (*) allows
640*480*Thousands of colors
832*624*256 colors
Storage Devices 3.5"-Sony Floppy Disc with 1.44 MB
SCSI-Quantum HD with 350 MB
SCSI-Sony CD-ROM 2x
Ports Printer (RS-422, serial)
Modem (RS-422, serial)
SCSI (5 MB/s)
Apple Desktop Bus ADB
Microphone/Sound in stereo 16Bit@44.1kHz
Sound out stereo 16Bit@44.1kHz
10Mbit-AAUI ethernet
NuBus-slot filled with DOS-card
DOS Compatibility Card
CPU i486 @ 66 MHz
Transistors 1,200,000
MIPS 54
Memory 16 MB RAM
Graphics 512 kB VRAM
640*480*256
800*600*16

(*) according to a web source, the 6100 has no dedicated VRAM, but uses up to 635kB of real RAM as video memory. I'm not quite sure about that?!


OS environments that I have run on this system:

Directly on hardware: With software emulation:
  • MacOS System 7.1.2
  • MacOS System 7.5 (7.5, 7.5.1, 7.5.3, 7.5.5)
  • MacOS System 8 (8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 8.5.1, 8.6)
  • MkLinuX DR2.1, DR3
  • DOS 6.22 on comp. card
  • Windows 3.1 on comp. card
  • Windows 95a on comp. card
  • AtariST Ease with MagicMac
  • AtariST TOS 1.0, 1.4 with Nostalgia
  • Atari 400/800 with Rainbow
  • Video Arcade Games with MacMAME
  • Amiga with UAE
  • C-64
  • Gameboy
  • HP 48
  • ZX-81
  • Spectrum