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PowerBook G3/233 Processor Upgrade And Discussion Page - Performance Of Latest G3 Processor Upgrades

PowerBook G3/233 Facts at a Glance

  • Processor: G3, 233 MHz
  • Bus Speed: 66 MHz
  • L2 Cache: 1 MB @ 116 MHz
  • Installed RAM: 32 MB (Max 192)
  • RAM Slots: 2, SO-DIMM
  • Min RAM Speed: 10 ns
  • Installed VRAM: 4MB (Max 4 MB)
  • Drive: 2, 4 or 8 GB ATA
  • CD Drive: 20X (removable)
  • Network: On-board 10baseT Ethernet
  • Slots: 2 PC - two type II or one type III
  • Expansion Bays: 2
  • Supported MacOS: 8.0 - X
  • Screen: 14.1 active matrix (1024x768)
  • Battery Life: Up to 7 hours in dual-battery mode (2.5 to 3 hours for single battery)
  • Weight: 7.2 - 7.8
  • Introduced: 9/98
  • Discontinued: - 5/99
  • Original Price: $3,500
  • Current Price
  • Notes:

  • S-video out capable
  • VGA connector
  • ADB ports
  • Serial port
  • Infrared port
  • Internal 56K modem
  • Has ATI RAGE LT Pro Graphics controller
  • Optional DVD drive

Thursday, April 12, 2001

The G3/233 PowerBook was released in the late summer of 1998, along with higher-end 266 MHs and 300 MHz models . This series of machines was code named "WallStreet" and sported a 66 MHz System bus, a speed that would not be broken until the G3/400, with its 100 MHz bus, would released.

All three machines came with backside cache, the 233 MHz model with 512K, running at half the processor speed.

All the WallStreet machines standardized on a large 14.1, 24-bit, 1024 x 768, active matrix screen.

The machine is capable of millions fo colors on an external monitorup of up to 20 inches.

The machine has two expansion bays one of which was filled with a removable CD-ROM drive. Options for the expansion bays included a DVD drive, or an extra battery which allows for running in dual-battery mode. An expansion bay floppy-drive was also an option.

The WallStreet PowerBooks were popular and sold well.


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Below you will find the MacBench 5.0 results for the current processor upgrades available for this machine. Results marked in blue indicate that benchmark results were done by us. All other processor card results were provided by the upgrade manufacturer. The bar graphs below express results as a percentage of improvement over the base machine, which receives a score of 100%. Further down the page you will find a table with the actual MacBench score.


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MacBench 5.0 Processor Score

PowerBook G3/233 665
PowerLogix BlueChip G3/466/233/1MB 1546
PowerLogix BlueChip G3/500/250/1MB 1659

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