iMac G3/333 Processor Upgrade And Discussion
Page - Performance
Of Latest G3 Processor Upgrades
The iMac Revision "D" G3/333 came
out a short 3 months after the revision "C" machine,
in early spring 1999. There was very little different in the
revision "D" version to distinguish it from its
predecessor, other than the 16% speed bump. It still came
in 5 fruity colors, sported a 6 GB hard drive had the same
ATI Rage Pro Turbo graphics controller & 6MB of video
RAM and still had an anemic 32MB of RAM installed. There were
rumors that this version of the iMac would have a larger monitor
but it came with the same 15" monitor. The CD-ROM drive
is 24X and the machine comes with on-board 10/100 Base-T Ethernet.
Like all the iMacs there is no floppy drive nor SCSI connectors.
There are two RAM slots one of which is filled
with the 32MB chip. Installing RAM or processor upgrades is
a bit of an involved process but not that difficult if you
are comfortable taking machines apart.
This iMac has two 12Mbps USB ports (with
another 2 on the keyboard) and in a very small concession
to complaints about the Puck styled mouse, the mouse that
came with this machine came with a small dimple on one end,
so you could tell more easily which side was up
Also included, was an internal 56Kbps modem
and a substantial software bundle.
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Below you will find the MacBench 5.0 results
for all of the current processor upgrades available for this machine.
The bar graphs below express results as a percentage of improvement
over the base machine, which receives a score of 100%. Scores marked
in blue mean that these results
were independently verified by MacSpeedZone, other scores were provided
by the manufacturer. Further down the page you will find a table with
the actual MacBench score.