The main variant of the 8100 are the 8100AV models, which came with an analog video in/out card in its Processor Direct Slot. Also released was a fast 110 MHz model in November 1994. There was no AV variant for this model.
The case has received criticism for being difficult to work with. Dan Knight, writing for Low End Mac, noted that except for replacing the CPU card in the 8500, changing anything on the motherboard required completely removing it.
In August 1995, the 8100 was discontinued, with the Power Macintosh 8500 taking its place.