The Performance Edge: If You Have Got The Right Machine You Can Take $150 Off Your Next Upgrade Card! - The Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix's Upgrade Card Price Cuts

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

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/450/225/1MB - Old Price: $499 New Price: $449


Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600

Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650

Power Computing PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave, PowerCurve and PowerBase

UMAX J700 and S900

**Currently the G4 processor upgrades will not work in the PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro or PowerCurve machines from PowerComputing.

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/450/225/1MB Old Price: $499 ... New Price: $449

Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
Blue & White G3s


Powerlogix Blue Chip G3/500/250/1MB - Old Price: $699 ...New Price: $599

Powerlogix Blue ChipG3/466/233/1MB - Old Price: $599 ...New Price: $449

Powerbook G3 Series 233 (no cache)
Powerbook G3 Series 233 (233/117/512K)
PowerBook G3 Series 250 (250/125/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 266 (266/133/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 292 (292/146/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 300 (300/150/1Mb)

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

For G4 Application specific scores - Click Here

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,,