Power Macintosh 8100/80

The 8100 originally featured a PowerPC 601 at 80 MHz, and was speed-bumped to 100 MHz in January 1995.

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.

Catalog type
Desktop computer
Release Date
March 1994
PowerPC 601 @ 80 MHz
Operation System
System 7.1.2