Quadra 660AV what's with the "PowerPC" label?

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 13:32:03 CDT 2016

On Mon, 13 Jun 2016, Al Kossow wrote:
> Quadra verisons of machines generally had a faster CPU, or had the 
> non-LC version with FP. Sadly, the Q800 was crippled because they wanted 
> the 840AV to have a faster processor.

That is sad. Damn market-droids. 

> The Q800 board will work fine with a 40MHz 68040

Are they socketed? I guess you are just saying that it'd be 
technically possible?

> There was an Apple PPC PDS upgrade for the 040 Quadras. If it was just a 
> sticker on the front, it probably had the upgrade.

That was my thought, too, until I opened it up. It's definitely not 
upgraded. It doesn't even have any adapter installed on the slot. I guess 
maybe that's only there if you want to use Nubus. The case is 
silkscreened, too, not a sticker. I think it might just be the cover from 
a 6100 or something. 


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