Personal Computer Hardware 1984-2002
The first Macintosh "Every Macintosh computer contains
64 kilobytes of read-only memory (ROM)"... "and 128
kilobytes of random-access memory (RAM)."
It ran at 8Mhz. 128k max RAM. No Hard Drive storage, just
a floppy at 400k.
"Apple Releases the Quicksilver with Dual 1-GHz PowerPC
G4, 256K L2 cache & 2MB L3 cache/processor, 1.5GB SDRAM memory,
2x80GB Ultra ATA drive, SuperDrive (CD & DVD Read & Write)
and the NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium graphics card."
A note on the graphics card:
"The GeForce 4 titanium can calculate 1.23 Trillion Operations
"One GeForce 4 titanium has more floating point power than was available on the entire earth in 1985."
"The GeForce 4 titanium produces the same amount of floating
point power of 394,000,000 IBM PCATs, which in 1985 would cost
about $2,000,000,000. That's more than the gross national product
of the US that year. If you laid all of those PCs end to end,
they would wrap around the world 4.5 times. All of those IBM
PCATs together would equal the weight of the combined population
Hard Drive Storage