Macintosh IIvi

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Macintosh IIvi / Performa 600
DeveloperApple Computer
Product familyMacintosh II, Performa
Release dateSeptember 14, 1992 (1992-09-14) (Performa)
October 19, 1992 (1992-10-19) (IIvi)
Introductory priceUS$3,000 (equivalent to $6,256 in 2022)
DiscontinuedFebruary 10, 1993 (1993-02-10) (IIvi)
October 18, 1993 (1993-10-18) (Performa)
Operating systemSystem 7.1 - Mac OS 7.6.1
CPUMotorola 68030 @ 16 MHz (IIvi) or 32 MHz (Performa)
Memory4 MB, expandable to 68 MB (80 ns 30-pin SIMM)
DimensionsHeight: 6 inches (15 cm)
Width: 13 inches (33 cm)
Depth: 16.5 inches (42 cm)
Mass25 pounds (11 kg)
SuccessorMacintosh Centris 650
RelatedMacintosh IIvx

The Macintosh IIvi (also sold as the Macintosh Performa 600) is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple Computer from September 1992 to February 1993. The IIvi was introduced alongside the Macintosh IIvx, using a slower Motorola 68030 processor (16 MHz vs. 32 MHz) and no floating point unit. The Performa 600 models, meanwhile, are the IIvi with the IIvx's 32 MHz CPU. The IIvi was, on some benchmarks, faster than the IIvx. It is the only model in the Macintosh II family to be branded as a Performa.

This model was discontinued four months after its introduction, when the Centris 650 was introduced at a similar price point.


All models include three NuBus slots and a Processor Direct Slot (PDS).[1]

The Performa 600 models were formally introduced on September 14; shipments were delayed until October to coincide with the introduction of the IIvi and IIvx.[2]

Introduced September 14, 1992:

  • Macintosh Performa 600: 32 MHz 68030,[3] 4 or 5 MB RAM, 512 KB VRAM, 160 MB HDD. Shipped with the Apple Extended Keyboard II and a microphone.
  • Macintosh Performa 600CD: 5 MB RAM, 1MB VRAM, 160 MB HDD, 2× AppleCD CD-ROM. Shipped with the Apple Extended Keyboard II and a microphone.

Introduced October 19, 1992:

  • Macintosh IIvi: 16 MHz 68030.[1] Sold in South America, Europe, and Japan, but not the United States.[4] Could be configured with 40, 80, 160 or 400 MB HDD.


Timeline of Macintosh II family models
Macintosh QuadraMacintosh LCMacintosh SE/30Macintosh SEMacintosh PlusMacintosh IIvxMacintosh IIviMacintosh IIsiMacintosh IIfxMacintosh IIciMacintosh IIcxMacintosh IIxMacintosh II
Timeline of Macintosh Centris, LC, Performa, and Quadra models, colored by CPU type
Macintosh Performa 6214Macintosh Performa 6210Macintosh Performa 6205Macintosh Performa 6230Macintosh Performa 6220Macintosh Quadra 840AVMacintosh Quadra 650Macintosh Quadra 610Macintosh Quadra 605Macintosh Quadra 660AVMacintosh Quadra 800Macintosh Centris 650Macintosh Centris 610Macintosh Quadra 950Macintosh Quadra 630Macintosh Quadra 900Macintosh Quadra 700Macintosh Performa 6420Macintosh Performa 6410Macintosh Performa 5440Macintosh Performa 5430Macintosh Performa 5280Macintosh Performa 6360Macintosh Performa 5260Macintosh Performa 6400Macintosh Performa 6400Macintosh Performa 5400Macintosh Performa 5400Macintosh Performa 6260Macintosh Performa 5400Macintosh Performa 5420Macintosh Performa 5410Macintosh Performa 5270Macintosh Performa 5260Macintosh Performa 6320Macintosh Performa 6310Macintosh Performa 6300Macintosh Performa 6290Macintosh Performa 5320Macintosh Performa 5300Macintosh Performa 6218Macintosh Performa 6216Macintosh Performa 6200Macintosh Performa 6116Macintosh Performa 5220Macintosh Performa 5215Macintosh Performa 5210Macintosh Performa 5200Macintosh Performa 640CDMacintosh Performa 580CDMacintosh Performa 588CDMacintosh Performa 638Macintosh Performa 637Macintosh Performa 636Macintosh Performa 635Macintosh Performa 631Macintosh Performa 630Macintosh Performa 578Macintosh Performa 577Macintosh Performa 575Macintosh Performa 476Macintosh Performa 475Macintosh Performa 560Macintosh Performa 550Macintosh Performa 275Macintosh Performa 6118Macintosh Performa 6117Macintosh Performa 6115Macintosh Performa 6112Macintosh Performa 6110Macintosh Performa 467Macintosh Performa 466Macintosh Performa 460Macintosh Performa 410Macintosh Performa 520Macintosh Performa 450Macintosh Performa 430Macintosh Performa 405Macintosh Performa 250Macintosh Performa 600Macintosh Performa 400Macintosh Performa 200Power Macintosh 5300 LCMacintosh LC 575Macintosh TVMacintosh LC IIIMacintosh LC 550Macintosh LC 580Macintosh LC 520Macintosh LC 630Macintosh LC 475Power Macintosh 5200 LCMacintosh LC IIIMacintosh LC IIMacintosh LC


  1. ^ a b "Macintosh IIvi: Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on August 6, 2012. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  2. ^ Quinlan, Tom (September 14, 1992). "Apple launches its Performa line". InfoWorld. Vol. 14, no. 37. p. 31. Archived from the original on May 4, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  3. ^ "Macintosh Performa 600 and 600CD:Technical Specifications". Apple. Archived from the original on May 22, 2009. Retrieved September 26, 2022.
  4. ^ "Apple Macintosh IIvi Specs". EveryMac. Archived from the original on June 20, 2022. Retrieved September 26, 2022.

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