Macintosh IIfx


CPU: Motorola MC68030

CPU Speed: 40 MHz

FPU: 68882

Bus Speed: 40 MHz

Data Path: 32 bit

ROM: 512 kB

RAM Type: 64 pin SIMM

Minimum RAM Speed: 80 ns

Onboard RAM: 0 MB

RAM slots: 8

Maximum RAM: 128 MB

Level 1 Cache: 0.5 kB

Level 2 Cache: 32 kB

Expansion Slots: 6 NuBus, 1 PDS


Video Card/Chipset: various


Hard Drive: 40-160 MB

Floppy Drive: 1 or 2 1.4 MB SuperDrive(s)


ADB: 2

Serial: 2


Audio Out: stereo 8 bit mini

Speaker: mono


Codename: Stealth, BlackBird, F-16, F-19, Four Square, IIxi, Zone 5, Weed-Whacker

Gestalt ID: 13

Power: 230 Watts

Dimensions: 5.5" H x 18.7" W x 14.4" D

Weight: 24 lbs.

Maximum OS: 7.6.1

Minimum OS: 6.0.5

Introduced: March 1990

Terminated: April 1992

Released in March 1990, The Mac IIfx was the fastest Mac ever built at the time. The IIfx shipped in a Mac II-style case, and could accommodate up to two Super Drives and and internal SCSI hard disk. Dubbed "Wicked Fast" by the press, the IIfx also contained a number of proprietary ASICs designed to speed up the machine further. These required software written specifically for the IIfx to run at top speed, but either way it was an extremely powerful machine. It sold for $10,000 - $12,000, depending on configuration.