January 4, 2001
PowerLogix has reduced prices on 5 of their G3/G4 upgrade cards for both Zif and PCI based machines. They have also reduced the price to $139 on their RapidFire FireWire/USB combo PCI card which will work in most machines with a free PCI slot.
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 Red indicate this information was provided by PowerLogix. 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 1.5 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor. Check our full reviews of these upgrade for more information
Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards
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PowerLogix Press Release
AUSTIN, TX --January 2, 2001 -- PowerLogix today announced price reductions on their innovative line of PowerForce G3 and G4 upgrades as well as the RapidFire FireWire/USB card. The PowerForce G3 cards, awarded the honor of "Editor's Choice" by MacWorld Magazine, can be used to upgrade the 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, and 9600 models from Apple as well as Power Computing clones and the S900 and J700 from Umax. PowerForce G3 New Price 350/175/512k $179 500/250/1mb $399 The PowerForce G4, awarded 4 Mice by MacWorld Magazine, is compatible with the standard set of Apple PowerMacs from the 7300 to the 9600; Power Computing PowerBase, PowerWave and PowerTower Pro; UMAX S900 and J700. Power Computing Catalyst-based computers (PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro) are not compatible with the G4 processor chip. PowerForce G4 New Price 450/225/1mb $499 The PowerForce G3 and G4 ZIF upgrades are 100% compatible with all PowerMac G3s, including desktops, minitowers, the Blue and White G3, All-in-One educational model, as well as the PowerLogix ZForce ZIF Adapter. PowerForce G3 ZIF New Price 500/250/1mb $399 PowerForce G4 ZIF New Price 450/225/1mb $499 The PowerLogix RapidFire board is compatible with all PowerMacs with PCI slots, including the Apple 4400, 5400, 6400, Performa 6500, Performa 6360/160, 7200, 7300,7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, and 9600. (It will also work in Blue and White and PowerMac G4s for users that need additional FireWire or USB ports.) The PowerMac clones from Umax and all models from PowerComputing except the Power 100 and 200 are also compatible with this new product. A minimum of System 8.6 is required. RapidFire New Price $139 PowerLogix R&D, Inc. is dedicated to providing innovative products like the PowerForce, iForce and BlueChip upgrades for users interested getting the most performance out of their second generation and newer Apple PowerMacs 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, email@example.com, http://firstname.lastname@example.org.