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IBM PowerPC
  IBM PowerPC 601, PPC601FD-080-2
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  IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB180r
  IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evBB200r
  IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB200r
  IBM PowerPC 603e2, PPC603e2BA240r
  IBM PowerPC 403GC, PPC 403GC-JA33C1
  IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604FC1202PQ
  IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BC120C
  IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aC
  IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aCPQ
  IBM PowerPC 604e, XPPC604eBC166aC relabeled
  IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2BE233eE
  IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2PE233dE
  IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--DB0M266
  IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB0M266
  IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB5M300
  IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750L-EB0A450
  IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750FX-680533T
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The PowerPC Processor
PowerPC is a RISC microprocessor architecture created by the 1991 Apple-IBM-Motorola alliance (AIM).
 
'Power' (Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC) and was adopted from IBM's POWER architecture from their RS/6000 series.
 
The PowerPC is designed along RISC principles, and allows for a superscalar implementation. Versions of the design exist in both 32-bit and 64-bit implementations. Starting with the basic POWER specification, the PowerPC added:
  • big or little-endian modes (requiring a reset)
  • single-precision floating point in addition to double-precision
  • additional floating point instructions at the behest of Apple
  • a complete 64-bit specification, which is backward compatible with the 32-bit mode
  • removal of some of the more esoteric POWER instructions, which are emulated in microcode
The first single-chip implementation of the design was the MCP601 and released in Apple's PowerMac in March 1994. For a list of Apple computers using a specific PowerPC CPU please refer to Apple-History.com
 
PowerPC on Wikipedia
IBM PowerPC 601, PPC601FD-080-2
IBM PowerPC 601, PPC601FD-080-2 Top Side
PowerPC 601
(c)IBM 1992
PPC601FD-080-2
19425030KS
IBM PowerPC 601, PPC601FD-080-2 Back Side
The 601 microprocessor is the first member of a family of devices which IBM and Motorola jointly developed in Austin, Texas. It is considered the first-generation PowerPC because it was a hybrid chip based on IBM's POWER architecture and Motorola's 88110.
 
References:
Motorola MPC 601 User's Manual   Motorola MPC 601 Doc Archive   IBM PPC 601 White Paper  
 
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Core Frequency:80 MHz
Board Frequency:40 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.60
Voltage:3.6 V
Introduced:04/1993
L1 Cache:32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-304
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IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FC1002
IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FC1002 Top Side
PowerPC 601
(c)IBM 1992
ZFP10035
LVE A OG
PPCA601v5FC1002
19530023HS
IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FC1002 Back Side
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Core Frequency:100 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.6 V
Introduced:11/1994
L1 Cache:32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-304
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IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FE1002
IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FE1002 Top Side
PowerPC 601
(c)IBM 1992
PPCA601v5FE1002
19549035HS
IBM PowerPC 601v, PPCA601v5FE1002 Back Side
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Core Frequency:100 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.6 V
Introduced:11/1994
L1 Cache:32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-304
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IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB180r
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB180r Top Side
PowerPC 603
(c)IBM 1993
PPC603evFB180r
19642024MM
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB180r Back Side
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Core Frequency:180 MHz
Board Frequency:60 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1995
Manufactured:week 42/1996
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
L2 Cache:256 KB
CPU Code:Valiant
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-240
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IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evBB200r
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evBB200r Top Side
IBM R03002J3PQ
PPC603evBB200r
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evBB200r Top Side
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evBB200r Back Side
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Core Frequency:200 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1995
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB200r
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB200r Top Side
PowerPC 603
(c)IBM 1993
PPC603evFB200r
19649003MM
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB200r Top Side
IBM PowerPC 603ev, PPC603evFB200r Back Side
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Core Frequency:200 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1995
Manufactured:week 49/1996
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
L2 Cache:256 KB
CPU Code:Valiant
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-240
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IBM PowerPC 603e2, PPC603e2BA240r
IBM PowerPC 603e2, PPC603e2BA240r Top Side
IBM Q470030MPQ
PPC603e2BA240r
81H2884
7JQ36000
YGJA B0
IBM PowerPC 603e2, PPC603e2BA240r Back Side
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Core Frequency:240 MHz
Board Frequency:60 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:2,800,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1995
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 403GC, PPC 403GC-JA33C1
IBM PowerPC 403GC, PPC 403GC-JA33C1 Top Side
PowerPC
403GC
PPC 403GC-JA33C1
1R45Q00PQ 26H3576
IBM PowerPC 403GC, PPC 403GC-JA33C1 Back Side
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Core Frequency:233 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1996
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Plastic
QFP-
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The PowerPC 604 was the high end PowerPC when released, performing at 1.5 times the speed of a PowerPC 601 at equal clock speeds. The chip was later updated by doubling the L1 cache to 64KB and shrinking the processor, now dubbed the 604e.
 
The fastest versions of the 604e version were nicknamed "Mach 5" and ran at 250-350MHz.
 
References:
IBM PPC 604e Technical Library  
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604FC1202PQ
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604FC1202PQ Top Side
PowerPC 604
(c)IBM 1994
PPCA604FC1202PQ
19534034CC
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604FC1202PQ Back Side
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Core Frequency:120 MHz
Board Frequency:60 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:04/1993
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CQFP-304
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IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BC120C
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BC120C Top Side
IBM Q01029CCPQ
PPCA604BC120C
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BC120C Back Side
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Core Frequency:120 MHz
Board Frequency:60 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aC
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aC Top Side
IBM Q44027CCPQ
PPCA604BE133aC
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aC Back Side
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Core Frequency:133 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aCPQ
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aCPQ Top Side
IBM Q07006CCPQ
PPCA604BE133aCPQ
IBM PowerPC 604, PPCA604BE133aCPQ Back Side
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Core Frequency:133 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:3,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
L1 Cache:16+16 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 604e, XPPC604eBC166aC relabeled
IBM PowerPC 604e, XPPC604eBC166aC relabeled Top Side
IBM Q31037KCPQ
XPPC604eBC166aC
This processor has been downgraded and relabeled from 180MHz to 166MHz.
 
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Core Frequency:166 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:2.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2BE233eE
IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2BE233eE Top Side
IBM R15001MDPQ
PPC604e2BE233eE
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Core Frequency:233 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2PE233dE
IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2PE233dE Top Side
Power PC 604e
IBM
PPC604e2PE233dE
0618R
IBM PowerPC 604e, PPC604e2PE233dE Back Side
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Core Frequency:233 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
PGA-288
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Codenamed "Arthur", the PowerPC G3 name comes from the third generation of PowerPC microprocessor. It was used in Apple Macintosh computers such as the PowerBook G3, the iMacs, iBooks and several desktops, including the Power Macintosh G3s.
 
The G3 was introduced in two different versions, derived from the PPC 603 series of microprocessors: the PPC 740 and PPC 750 microprocessors. The PPC 740 slightly outperformed Pentium IIs while consuming less than 20% of the amount of power and size. Derived from the PPC 740, the PPC 750 had a faster way to access L2 cache, which allowed higher performance.
 
The earlier versions, made by Motorola, used an aluminium process for fabrication, and were limited to 400 MHz speeds. Later versions, manufactured by IBM with a "silicon-on-insulator" fabrication process, achieved speeds of 500 MHz and beyond. All G3 versions did not completely implement a standard for symmetric multiprocessing computers, which made design and manufacture of a SMP computer comparatively difficult. The PowerPC G4 corrected this deficiency.
 
With its combination of small size and low power requirements, the G3 proved an ideal laptop microprocessor in its era. Apple ceased using the G3 on October 22, 2003.
 
References:
IBM PPC 750 Technical Library  
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--DB0M266
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--DB0M266 Top Side
IBM R41011PAPQ
PPC750--DB0M266
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--DB0M266 Back Side
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Core Frequency:266 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1997
Manufactured:week 11/2001
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB0M266
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB0M266 Top Side
T2912SPA PQ
PPC750--EB0M266
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Core Frequency:266 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB5M300
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750--EB5M300 Top Side
T41014PA PQ
PPC750--EB5M300
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Core Frequency:300 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750L-EB0A450
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750L-EB0A450 Top Side
U12030XA PQ
PPC750L-EB0A450
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Core Frequency:450 MHz
Board Frequency:100 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750FX-680533T
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750FX-680533T Top Side
E20017DX PQ
PPC750FX-680533T
IBM PowerPC 750 (G3), PPC750FX-680533T Back Side
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Core Frequency:533 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:8.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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