Friday, October 20, 2000
PowerLogix is now shipping their Blue Chip G3/466 upgrade for Wallstreet and Mainstreet PowerBook G3s. A G3/500 upgrade is to follow in November.
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 2 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor
And how much do you pay per performance point ................
Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards
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PowerLogix Press Release
BLUECHIP G3 UPGRADES NOW SHIPPING, AUSTIN, TX --October 19, 2000 -- PowerLogix announced today the highly-anticipated BlueChip G3 processor upgrades for Wallstreet and Mainstreet PowerBook G3s are now shipping. "Currently, the 466MHz cards are available in limited quantities," said Robin Sharp, Marketing Director for PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "We expect the 500MHz models to begin shipping in November." The BlueChip G3 processor upgrade simply replaces the stock processor card. The user removes the stock processor card and installs the BlueChip upgrade in its place. The stock CPU card as well as the BlueChip are socketed and install easily following the included instructions. BlueChip Model List Price 466/1mb $599 500/1mb $699
POWERLOGIX ANNOUNCES WORLD'S FIRST 'TRUE' POWERBOOK G3 UPGRADE - BLUECHIP G3 MACWORLD EXPO, NEW YORK CITY, BOOTH #1425 --July 19, 2000 -- PowerLogix announced today two new G3 processor upgrades for Wallstreet and Mainstreet PowerBook G3s. The new BlueChip G3 processor upgrades will be available in either 466Mhz or 500Mhz, both with 1mb of backside cache, in August. "Customers have told us that 466Mhz and 500Mhz G3 upgrades are the sweet spot in price and performance for PowerBook G3s," said Robin Sharp, Marketing Director for PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "PowerBook G3 users can get more than double the speed from the 500Mhz BlueChip G3 upgrade, and that's an excellent reason to upgrade that older PowerBook G3 Series." The BlueChip G3 processor upgrade simply replaces the stock processor card. The user removes the stock processor card and installs the BlueChip upgrade in its place. The stock CPU card as well as the BlueChip are socketed and install easily following the included instructions. Model CPU Score PowerBook G3 250 784 PowerBook G3 500 1537 BlueChip G3 500 1647 The Blue Chip G3 upgrade card is compatible with the following Powerbook G3 Series computers: 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) Note: The Blue Chip G3 is not compatible with the original Macintosh Powerbook G3 (250/125/512), family number M3553. This model is not a G3 Series Powerbook. PowerLogix BlueChip G3 upgrades will be announced at a later date for PowerBook G3 'Bronze' Series. The BlueChip G3 500 ships with 1MB of backside cache running at 250 MHz; the 466 model has 1Mb of cache running at 233 MHz. BlueChip Model List Price 466/1mb $599 500/1mb $699 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://email@example.com.