List of Macintosh models grouped by CPU type

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This list of Macintosh models grouped by CPU type contains all CPUs used by Apple Inc. for their Macintosh computers. It is grouped by processor family, processor model, and then chronologically by Macintosh model.


Motorola 68000

Motorola 68000

The Motorola 68000 was the first Mac processor. Although it had some 32-bit characteristics, such as its 32-bit CPU registers, it is considered a 16-bit processor because of its 16-bit data path.

Motorola 68020

The Motorola 68020 was the first 32-bit Mac processor.

It was also the first Mac processor to support memory management units.

Motorola 68030

The Motorola 68030 was the first Mac processor with an integrated memory management unit.

Motorola 68040

The Motorola 68040 was the first Mac processor with an integrated floating point unit (not available on the 68LC040).


PowerPC 601

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