April 18, 2001
PowerLogix has reduced prices on 4 of their processor upgrade cards. One is a G4 card for PCI based Macs, one is a G4 ZIF upgrade for Apple's more modern Beige & Blue & White G3s, and two are for the WallStreet line of PowerBooks. The PowerBook upgrades have the steepest price reduction (up to $150), and PowerLogix has cut the price $50 on each of the G4s.
Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are made for.
New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For
Previous Prices For PowerLogix Upgrade Cards
What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards?......
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 1.4 - 4 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor. Check our full reviews of these upgrades for more information
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The ZoneBench Processor Score is based on a mix of general processing tasks and tasks that take special advantage of the G4 processor. For results of specific tests check out the individual processor card reviews
Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards
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PowerLogix Press Release
Mac Upgrade Prices Continue to Drop at PowerLogix AUSTIN, Texas, --04/17/01-- PowerLogix announces reduced prices on popular processor upgrades for Apple [Nasdaq: APPL] computers. PowerPC G4 upgrades for desktops and PowerPC G3 upgrades for PowerBooks now have new lower prices. The PowerLogix BlueChip G3 466/233/1MB has dropped $150 from $599 to $449. The BlueChip G3 500/250/1MB dropped from $699 to $599. BlueChip upgrades the Apple PowerBook G3 series (know as wallstreet). The BlueChip G3 upgrade has been popular among those who want to edit video in their PowerBook but have found the processor demands of this software overwhelming their stock processor. Once the BlueChip is installed it puts higher-end more desktop-level tasks within reach. Other computing challenges that are met by the BlueChip G3 upgrade include digital audio development and editing, QuickTime editing and graphics editing. The PowerLogix PowerForce G4 450/225/1MB (for Power Macs 7300-9600 and compatible clones) has dropped $50 from $499 to $449. The PowerForce G4 ZIF 450/225/1MB (for beige and blue & white Power Mac G3s) also dropped from $499 to $449. Customers can now save $50 on both of these high-end G4 processor upgrades. The high-end PowerForce G4 upgrade for desktop Power Macs allows the creation and editing of files using the most demanding software. PowerForce G4 customers are tackling animation and 3D rendering, large Photoshop file editing as well as taking full advantage of the growing list of AltiVec-aware applications, including Mac OS X. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.powerlogix.com.