The Performance Edge: G3 Upgrade Cards May Be Down But They're Not Out - PowerLogix's Price Cuts And The Price/Performance Equation

Monday, June 11, 2001

PowerLogix has knocked $50 off three of their G3 upgrade cards. Two of them are for pre G3, PCI based Power Macs and Clones and one of them is for ZIF based, G3 Power Macs (see below for compatible machines). These card run at speeds of 500 or 400 MHz.

Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are made for. We also take a comparative look at the price/performance equation of each card.

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New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/500/250/1MB - Old Price: $399 New Price: $349

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB Old Price: $299 New Price: $249

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Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600

Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650

Power Computing PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave, PowerCurve and PowerBase

UMAX J700 and S900

**Currently the G4 processor upgrades will not work in the PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro or PowerCurve machines from PowerComputing.

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/500/250/1MB Old Price: $399 New Price: $349

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Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
All-In-One
Blue & White G3s

 

Previous Prices For PowerLogix Upgrade Cards

For Great Prices On Upgrades Check The Vendors Below
Processor Upgrades
Small Dog MacConnection

Graphics Cards
Small Dog MacConnection

Hard Drives & Optical Drives
Small Dog

RAM & Other Memory
Crucial.com MacConnection

SCSI, Firewire USB Cards
Small Dog

MacConnection


Used/Refurbished Macs
Service & Parts
ebay Small Dog

What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards?......

Scores marked in Red indicate this information was provided by PowerLogix. Scores Marked in Blue indicate that this information was independently verified by MacSpeedZone. Also keep in mind that MacBench does not stress the G4's accelerated functions. For Applications that are accelerated for the G4 you can see up to a 2 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor


Important Note: The PowerForce G3/350 card and score above is inaccurate. The backside cache on this card is really 512K and the real score is approximately 1010.

And how much do you pay per performance point ................

Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards

Ready to spring for that card yet? Ask the our online experts and the MacSpeedZone community how they like the upgrade cards they have bought.

 

For Great Prices On Upgrades Check The Vendors Below
Processor Upgrades
Small Dog MacConnection

Graphics Cards
Small Dog MacConnection

Hard Drives & Optical Drives
Small Dog

RAM & Other Memory
Crucial.com MacConnection

SCSI, Firewire USB Cards
Small Dog

MacConnection


Used/Refurbished Macs
Service & Parts
ebay Small Dog


PowerLogix Press Release

New Summer Pricing from PowerLogix
AUSTIN, Texas, --06/06/01-- PowerLogix customers can now save $50 on G3
upgrades for upgradeble Apple Power Macs. The popularity of Power Mac
upgrades remains strong as customers remain faithful to these Power Mac
workhorse computers.
PowerForce G3 400MHz upgrade is $50 lower - $249
PowerForce G3 500MHz upgrade is $50 lower - $349
PowerForce G3 ZIF 500MHz upgrade is $50 lower - $349
The 400MHz and 500MHz PowerForce G3 upgrade is designed for Apple Power
Macintosh 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600; Power Computing
PowerBase, PowerWave, PowerCurve, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower,
PowerTower Pro, all case designs including low profile desktops;
UMAX/SuperMac S900, J700. 						
The PowerForce G3 ZIF is designed for the Power Mac G3 beige minitowers and
full-size cases, blue & white as well as the "all-in-one" education model
Power Mac G3 systems.
PowerLogix Complete Price List
BlueChip G3 
(PowerBook G3 Wallstreet and Lombard)
466MHz G3 with 1MB of cache on a 233MHz bus $449
500MHz G3 with 1MB of cache on a 250MHz bus $599
iForce G3 
(rev A-D iMacs)
400MHz G3 with 512K cache on a 200MHz bus $299
500MHz G3 with 1MB cache on a 200MHz bus $499
PowerForce G4 
(Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600; Power Computing
PowerBase, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave all case designs including low profile
desktops; UMAX/SuperMac S900, J700)
450MHz G4 with 1MB cache on a 225MHz bus $449
PowerForce G4 ZIF
(The PowerForce G3 ZIF is designed for the beige minitowers and full-size
cases, blue & white as well as "all-in-one" education model Power Mac G3
systems)
450MHz G4 with 1MB cache on a 225MHz bus $449
PowerForce G3
(Power Macintosh 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600; Power Computing
PowerBase, PowerWave, PowerCurve, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower,
PowerTower Pro, all case designs including low profile desktops;
UMAX/SuperMac S900, J700)
350MHz G3 with 512K cache on a 175MHz bus $179
400MHz G3 with 1MB cache on a 200MHz bus $249
500MHz G3 with 1MB cache on a 250MHz bus $349
PowerForce G3 ZIF
(The PowerForce G3 ZIF is designed for the beige minitowers and full-size
cases, blue & white as well as the "all-in-one" education model Power Mac
G3 systems)
500MHz G3 with 1MB cache on a 250MHz bus $349
PowerLogix R&D, Inc. manufactures innovative products like the PowerForce,
iForce and BlueChip processor upgrades for maximum performance from second
generation and newer Apple Power Macs and clones. For more information,
contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, A-105, Austin, Texas 78759,
877-849-2504, Fax: 512-795-2981, info@powerlogix.com,
http://www.powerlogix.com.