MacSpeedZone's Processor Upgrade Comparison Generator - Compare The Performance Of Your Mac To Most Available Processor Upgrades

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Welcome to our Processor Performance Generator where you can compare the speed of the listed Macintoshes on the right to the processor card performances to the left. To use, find your machine below and click on the link. The processor score for this machine will appear above in the top row. Next pick the compatible processor card that you are interested in. The processor card score will appear in the second row above. Not all the cards to the left are compatible with all the machines directly to the right - check the manufacturer for latest compatibility details. You will also find detailed reviews of many of the upgrade cards elsewhere on this site and also detailed information pages on most of the machines listed below. The performance scores in this database are based on MacBench 4.0 and are the results the manufacturers post for their cards, except for the scores that appear in red, which were independently done by MacSpeedZone. Also check out our Computer performance generator where you can compare the performance of most Macs on the fly. Note: MacBench 4.0 and 5.0 do not take advantage of the AltiVec instructions of the G4 Upgrades. Testing we have done shows a 2 to 5 times increase in performance for G4 Upgrades running AltiVec ready applications over a similar clocked G3. The G4 Upgrade scores below will not reflect this.

Upgrade Cards Prices Compatible Machines
iMac Upgrades

NewerTech iMAXpowr G3/466/155/1MB

Powerlogix iForce G3/500/200/1MB
Powerlogix iForce G3/400/200/1MB

For reviews of the cards above click here

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iMac "D" G3/333/166/512K
iMac "C" G3/266/133/512K
iMac "B" G3/233/117/512K
iMac "A" G3/233/117/512K

For detailed information on the machines above click here

Zif Cards

Mactell Overdrive G3/466/233/1MB
Mactell Overdrive G3/400/200/1MB
Mactell Overdrive G3/366/183/1MB

NewerTech MAXpowr G4/500/250/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G4/450/250/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G4/400/200/1MB

NewerTech MAXpowr G3-G3/500/1MB/250
NewerTech MAXpowr G3-G3/400/1MB/200

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/450/225/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/400/200/1MB

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/466/233/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/400/266/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/333/222/1MB

Sonnet Encore G4/500/250/1MB
Sonnet Encore G4/400/200/1MB

Sonnet Encore G3/500/250/1MB
Sonnet Encore G3/466/233/1MB

XLR8 MACh Speed G4Z/500/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G4Z/450/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G4Z/400/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G4Z/350/175/1MB

XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/466/187/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/450/225/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/400/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/366/183/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/333/167/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/300/200/1MB

For reviews of the cards above click here

 

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XLR8
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Power Macintosh G4/500
Power Macintosh G4/450
Power Macintosh G4/400
Power Macintosh G4/350
Power Macintosh G3/450
Power Macintosh G3/400
Power Macintosh G3/350
Power Macintosh G3/300 (Beige)
Power Macintosh G3/300 (B&W)
Power Macintosh G3/266
Power Macintosh All-In-One G3/266
Power Macintosh G2/233
Power Macintosh All-In-One G3/233

For detailed information on the machines above click here

Cards for PCI PowerMacs

Mactell PowerJolt G3/400/200/1MB
Mactell PowerJolt G3/366/183/1MB
Mactell PowerJolt G3/333/222/1MB
Mactell PowerJolt G3/333/167/512K
Mactell PowerJolt G3/266/133/512K

NewerTech MAXpowr G4/500/250/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G4/450/225/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G4/400/200/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G4/350/175/1MB

NewerTech MAXpowr G3/500/250/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G3/400/200/1MB
NewerTech MAXpowr G3/300/200/1MB

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/500/250/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G4/450/225/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G4/400/200/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G4/350/175/1MB

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/500/200/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/466/233/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/333/166/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/300/150/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/233/117/512K

Sonnet Crescendo G4/500/250/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G4/450/225/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G4/400/200/1MB

Sonnet Crescendo G3/500/250/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/466/233/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/400/200/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/333/167/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/300/150/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/300/150/512K
Sonnet Crescendo G3/250/150/512K


XLR8 MACh Speed G3/400/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/366/183/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/333/167/1MB
XLR8 MACh Speed G3/300/200/1MB

XLR8 MACh Carrier G4/500/250/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G4/450/225/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G4/400/200/1MB

XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/500/250/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/450/225/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/400/200/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/366/183/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/350/175/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/333/167/1MB
XLR8 MACh Carrier G3/300/200/1MB

For reviews of the cards above click here


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Apple
Power Macintosh 9600/300
Power Macintosh 9600/233
Power Macintosh 9600/200
Power Macintosh 9500/200
Power Macintosh 9500/132
Power Macintosh 8600/250
Power Macintosh 8600/200
Power Macintosh 8500/180
Power Macintosh 8500/150
Power Macintosh 7600/132
Power Macintosh 7500/100
Power Macintosh 7300/200
Power Macintosh 7300/180

Power Computing
PowerTower Pro 225/RAID
PowerTower Pro 200/RAID
PowerTower Pro 180/RAID
PowerTower Pro 250
PowerTower Pro 225
PowerTower Pro 180
PowerTower 200e
PowerTower 180e
PowerCenter Pro 210
PowerCenter Pro 180
PowerCenter180
PowerCenter 150

UMAX
SuperMac S910/250
SuperMac S900/250
SuperMac S900/233
SuperMac S900/225
SuperMac S900/200
SuperMac S900/180
SuperMac J700/180
SuperMac J700/150

For detailed information on the machines above click here

L2 Cache Slot Cards

NewerTech MAXpowr G3-L2/400/1MB/200
NewerTech MAXpowr G3-L2/300/1MB/200

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/400/200/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G4/350/175/1MB

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/333/166/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/300/150/1MB
Powerlogix PowerForce G3/233/117/512K

Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 500/250/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 400/200/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 300/150/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 300/150/512K
Sonnet Crescendo G3/L2 250/125/512K

For reviews of the cards above click here

 

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Apple
PowerMac 6500/300
PowerMac 6500/275
PowerMac 6500/250
PowerMac 6500/225
Performa 6400/200
Performa 6400/180
20th Anniversary Macintosh

Motorola
StarMax 4000/200
StarMax 4000/160
StarMax 3000/240
StarMax 3000/200
StarMax 3000/180
StarMax 3000/160

Power Computing
PowerBase 240
PowerBase 200
PowerBase 180

For detailed information on the machines above click here

Cards For NuBus Macs

NewerTech MAXpowr G3-PDS/300/1MB/200
NewerTech MAXpowr G3-PDS/266/512K/133
NewerTech MAXpowr G3-PDS/266/512K/133

Sonnet Crescendo G4/360/180/1MB

Sonnet Crescendo G3/400/200/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/366/183/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/300/150/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/266/133/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/260/130/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/260/130/512K
Sonnet Crescendo G3/240/120/1MB
Sonnet Crescendo G3/240/120/512K

For reviews of the cards above click here

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Power Macintosh 8100/110
Power Macintosh 8100/100
Power Macintosh 8100/80
Power Macintosh 7100/80
Power Macintosh 7100/66
PowerMac 6100/60

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Cards for Pre PowerMac Machines

Sonnet Presto PPC 601/100/1MB

For reviews of the cards above click here

Sonnet

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Quadra 950/33
Quadra 610/25
Quadra 700/25

For detailed information on the machines above click here

 

 

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