The PowerPC G5 (PowerPC 970) was the final line of PowerPC based CPUs to be used by Apple in their Macintosh line.

The PowerPC 970 (known as the PowerPC G5 in Apple Machines) is a series of 64-bit processors from IBM, first introduced in 2002 and last used by Apple in 2005.

Born through a collaboration between IBM and Apple, it was used in the PowerMac G5, iMac G5, and Xserve G5. Core counts ranged from 1 to 4 on a single die between 130 and 90 nm with clock speeds up to 2.7 GHz.

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