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  Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX166PD
  Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX200PE
  Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604RRX300QB
  Motorola PowerPC 740 (G3), XPC740PRX300LE
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE (variant)
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE (variant)
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300PB
  Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300RB
  Motorola PowerPC 7400 (G4), XPC7400 RX400TK
  Motorola PowerPC 7410 (G4), MPC7410 HX500LE
  Motorola PowerPC 860, XPC860MHZP50C1
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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
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603EFE117MJ
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603EFE117MJ Top Side
XPC603EFE117MJ
Q3F19T QEND9652 MALAYSIA
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603EFE117MJ Back Side
The PowerPC 603 was designed to run in low cost systems and portable machines. The first PowerPC 603 was slower than the PowerPC 601 at the same clock speed - partially due to the 16KB L1 cache as opposed to the 32KB L1 cache in the PowerPC 601. Because of its size and low power usage, it was quickly ramped up to higher clock speeds.
The PowerPC 603 was followed by the 603e, adding 16KB of L1 cache to some models, and the 603ev which shrunk the manufacturing process from .5 microns to .35 microns on some models, allowing it to be clocked even higher.
 
References:
Motorola MPC 603/603e User's Manual  Motorola MPC 603 Doc Archive
 
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Core Frequency:117 MHz
Board Frequency:33 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.5
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
Manufactured:week 52/1996
Made in:Malaysia
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX166LC
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX166LC Top Side
XPC603PRX166LC
72G96M PPVOD-A
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX166LC Top Side
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX166LC Back Side
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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:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX200LC
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX200LC Top Side
XPC603RRX200LC
72G96 CWGG9704E
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX200LC Top Side
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX200LC Back Side
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Core Frequency:200 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
Manufactured:week 04/1997
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
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Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX200LE
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX200LE Top Side
XPC603PRX200LE
73G96 DUS9714A
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX200LE Back Side
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Core Frequency:200 MHz
Board Frequency:66 MHz
Clock Multiplier:3.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
Manufactured:week 14/1997
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
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Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX240LD
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX240LD Top Side
XPC603PRX240LD
52G96M QHLKD-A
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603PRX240LD 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:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
Manufactured:week 52/1996
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX250LC
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX250LC Top Side
XPC603RRX250LC
72H93J DYW9746D
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX250LC Top Side
Motorola PowerPC 603, XPC603RRX250LC Back Side
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Core Frequency:250 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:5.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:1,600,000
Circuit Size:0.50
Voltage:3.3 V
Introduced:1993
Manufactured:week 64/1997
L1 Cache:8 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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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:
Motorola MPC 604 User's Manual   Motorola MPC 604 Hardware Specs   Motorola MPC 604e Hardware Specs   Motorola MPC 604 Doc Archive  
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX166PD
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX166PD Top Side
XPC604ERX166PD
75G64W QEGMD
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX166PD Top Side
The first and slowest PowerPC 604e, mounted on an Apple processor card.
 
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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:0.35
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
CPU Code:Sirocco
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX200PE
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX200PE Top Side
XPC604ERX200PE
55G64 DGF9724
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604ERX200PE 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:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
Manufactured:week 24/1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
CPU Code:Sirocco
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604RRX300QB
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604RRX300QB Top Side
XPC604RRX300QB
73H76K DOC9732
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604RRX300QB Top Side
Motorola PowerPC 604e, XPC604RRX300QB Back Side
The last 2nd generation (G2) PowerPC processor, code name 'MAch5', before the introduction of the G3. This item is mounted on a processor card for the Apple Macintosh 9600.
 
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Core Frequency:300 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:6.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:5,100,000
Circuit Size:0.35
Voltage:2.5 V
Introduced:1997
Manufactured:week 32/1997
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
CPU Code:Mach5
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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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:
Motorola MPC 740 Docs   Motorola MPC 750 Docs  
Motorola PowerPC 740 (G3), XPC740PRX300LE
Motorola PowerPC 740 (G3), XPC740PRX300LE Top Side
XPC740PRX300LE
AIM011
50J16X
DFT0029
Motorola PowerPC 740 (G3), XPC740PRX300LE Back Side
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Core Frequency:300 MHz
Board Frequency:50 MHz
Clock Multiplier:6.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.18
Introduced:1998
Manufactured:week 32/2000
CPU Code:Arthur
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE Top Side
XPC750ARX233PE
72H30E
DML9815B
S23670W001
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE 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:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1997
Manufactured:week 15/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE (variant)
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE (variant) Top Side
XPC750
ARX233PE
72H30E
DTB9819C
S23670W001
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX233PE (variant) 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:6,350,000
Circuit Size:0.25
Core / I/O Voltage:2.5-2.75 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1997
Manufactured:week 19/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE Top Side
XPC750ARX266PE
72H30E DFL9807A
S23670W001
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE 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 07/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE (variant)
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE (variant) Top Side
XPC750
ARX266PE
72H30E
DFZ9828C
S23670W001
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750ARX266PE (variant) 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 28/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300PB
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300PB Top Side
XPC750
PRX300PB
81J99D
DSJ9840A
S23670W002
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300PB Back Side
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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:0.18
Core / I/O Voltage:1.9 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
Manufactured:week 40/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300RB
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300RB Top Side
XPC750
PRX300RB
81J99D
DWJ9842A
S23670W002
Motorola PowerPC 750 (G3), XPC750PRX300RB Back Side
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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:0.18
Core / I/O Voltage:1.9 / 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
Manufactured:week 42/1998
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-255
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The fourth generation of PowerPC processors, the PPC G4, is used in Apple Macintosh computers such as the G4 PowerBook, the 2nd generation "Flat Panel" iMac, the eMac, the 3rd generation iBook, and the desktop G4 Power Mac.
 
Most of the G4 design was done by Motorola in close cooperation with Apple. IBM, the third member of the AIM alliance, chose not to participate in the design of the G4 in part owing to microprocessor design disagreements concerning a Vector Processing Unit on the chip. Ultimately, the G4 architecture design contained a 128-bit vector processing unit called AltiVec.
 
With the AltiVec unit, the G4 microprocessor can do four-way single precision floating point math, or 16-way byte math in a single cycle. Furthermore, the vector processing unit on the G4 is superscalar, and can do two vector operations at the same time. Compared to Intel's x86 microprocessors at the time, this feature offered a substantial performance boost, if the application was coded to take advantage of the AltiVec unit.
 
References:
Motorola MPC 7400 Hardware Specs
Motorola PowerPC 7400 (G4), XPC7400 RX400TK
Motorola PowerPC 7400 (G4), XPC7400 RX400TK Top Side
XPC7400
RX400TK
49K62D
DLS01015B
S23819W002
Motorola PowerPC 7400 (G4), XPC7400 RX400TK Back Side
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Core Frequency:400 MHz
Board Frequency:100 MHz
Clock Multiplier:4.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:10,500,000
Circuit Size:0.20
Core / I/O Voltage:1.8 / 1.8, 2.5 or 3.3 V
Introduced:1998
Manufactured:week 05/2001
Made in:USA
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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Motorola PowerPC 7410 (G4), MPC7410 HX500LE
Motorola PowerPC 7410 (G4), MPC7410 HX500LE Top Side
MPC7410
HX500LE
35K65D
QFR0450A
18ARS10516D001
Motorola PowerPC 7410 (G4), MPC7410 HX500LE Back Side
The PowerPC 7410 uses the same design as the 7400 but at a reduced feature size. It debuted in the first-generation PowerBook G4, introduced on January 9, 2001.
 
Reference: MPC7410
 
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Core Frequency:500 MHz
Board Frequency:100 MHz
Clock Multiplier:5.0
Data bus (ext.):64 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Transistors:10,500,000
Circuit Size:0.20
Core / I/O Voltage:1.8 / 1.8, 2.5 or 3.3 V
Introduced:2000
Manufactured:week 50/2004
L1 Cache:32+32 KB
CPU Code:Nitro
Package Type:Ceramic
CBGA-360
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PowerQUICC Integrated Communications Processor
The MPC860 PowerQUICC is a versatile one-chip integrated microprocessor and peripheral combination that can be used in a variety of controller applications, excelling particularly in communications and networking products.
 
References:
Motorola MPC 860 Fact Sheet   Motorola MPC 860 Docs  
Motorola PowerPC 860, XPC860MHZP50C1
Motorola PowerPC 860, XPC860MHZP50C1 Top Side
XPC860MHZP50C1
3H96G MALAYSIA
QQTG9901 E
Motorola PowerPC 860, XPC860MHZP50C1 Back Side
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Core Frequency:40 MHz
Board Frequency:40 MHz
Data bus (ext.):32 Bit
Address bus:32 Bit
Circuit Size:0.42
Voltage:3.3 V
Manufactured:week 1/1999
Made in:Malaysia
L1 Cache:16+8 KB
Package Type:Plastic
LGA-357
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