you are the owner of a PowerMac 4400 or a StarMax 3000/4000
series and thought you didn't have any G3 upgrade options,
think again. Vimage has come to the rescue with the Vpower
PM4400. Vimage gets around these machines' lack of a CPU
"daughter card" by utilizing the cache slot. The
folks at Vimage wouldn't say how this works (trade secret
I suppose) other than to say that the existing CPU is "taken
out of the loop." However it works it represents a
real boon to those formerly stranded on the upgrade path.
There are two flavors of this card available, the G3/240
which comes with 512K backside cache and the G3/300 with
1MB backside cache. The results below are for the G3/240
and come from MacWorld.
Scores are relative to the Power Mac 4400 which was given
a score of 100. Longer bars are better.