The Performance Edge: Merry Christmas From XLR8! Upgrade Card Price Drops And The New Price Performance Equation

12/16/99

XLR8 has reduced the prices up to $110 on most of their line G3 processor upgrade cards. This includes cards for PCI Macs and a Zif cards for G3 PowerMacs. Using the XLR8 CarrierZIF Upgrade Adapter any PCI Mac can use ZIF socket upgrades, expanding the choice of G3 upgrades for pre G3, PCI capable machines. Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are made for. We also take a comparative look at the price/performance equation of each card. Note it may take several week for these new prices to show up at retailers.

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New MSRP Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

MACh Speed G3/300/200/1MB Old Price $359 New Price $339
MACh Speed G3/333/167/1MB Old Price $399 New Price $379
MACh Speed G3/366/183/1MB Old Price $489 New Price $429
MACh Speed G3/400/200/1MB Old Price $599 New Price $499

 

XLR8 MACh Carrier G3 Upgrades
G3/300/200/1MB Old Price $399 New Price $369
G3/333/167/1MB Old Price $429 New Price $409
G3/366/183/1MB Old Price $529 New Price $459
G3/400/200/1MB Old Price $629 New Price $519
G3/450/225/1MB Old Price $749 New Price $649
G3/500/250/1MB Old Price $849 New Price $829

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
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 720, 800, 900, 932
Millennium.

MACh Speed G3Z/300/200/1MB Old Price $299 New Price $299
MACh Speed G3Z/333/167/1MB Old Price $349 New Price $339
MACh Speed G3Z/366/183/1MB Old Price $449 New Price $409
MACh Speed G3Z/400/200/1MB Old Price $559 New Price $469
MACh Speed G3Z/450/225/1MB Old Price $599 New Price $599
MACh Speed G3Z/466/187/1MB Old Price $599 New Price $599
MACh Speed G3Z/500/250/1MB Old Price $779 New Price $729

*Note that 466 MHz performs at 450 MHz in the translucent G3 systems.

 

Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
G3 All-in-one
Blue & White G3s

And with CarrierZIF Upgrade Adapter

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
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 720, 800, 900, 932
Millennium

Previous Prices for XLR8 cards

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What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards?......

 


And how much do you pay per performance point (price divided by performance score) ....

Previous Price/Performance Equation for XLR8 cards

Ready to spring for that G3 card yet? Ask the MacSpeedZone community how they like the G3 upgrade cards they have bought.

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================================================= X L R 8 P R E S S R E L E A S E ================================================= XLR8ç CUTS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES Atlanta, GA °Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintoshç performance and peripherals, announced price reductions on its G3 Upgrades: MACh Speed G3, MACh Carrier G3, and MACh Speed G3z CPU upgrades. Effective today, these reductions are as much as $110 or a savings of up to 17% off previous pricing. XLR81s new lower prices are as follows: MACh Speed G3 CPU for PCI Based PowerMacs and Clones For Apple PowerMacintosh 7300-9600; UMAX J700/S900; PowerComputing PowerWave, PowerCenter (&Pro) PowerTower (&Pro); Daystar Genesis 720 and up and Millennium. 400 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 599 New SRP $ 499 366 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 183 MHz Previous SRP $ 489 New SRP $ 429 333 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 167 MHz Previous SRP $ 399 New SRP $ 379 300 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 359 New SRP $ 339 MACh Carrier G3 CPU for PCI Based PowerMacs and Clones For Apple PowerMacintosh 7300-9600; UMAX J700/S900; PowerComputing PowerWave, PowerCenter (&Pro) PowerTower (&Pro); Daystar Genesis 720 and up and Millennium. 500 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 250 MHz Previous SRP $ 849 New SRP $ 829 450 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 749 New SRP $ 649 400 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 629 New SRP $ 519 366 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 183 MHz Previous SRP $ 529 New SRP $ 459 333 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 133 MHz Previous SRP $ 429 New SRP $ 409 300 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 399 New SRP $ 369 MACh Speed G3z CPU Upgrade for all PowerMac G3 Systems For all PowerMac G3 Systems ° note that 466 MHz performs at 450 MHz in the translucent G3 systems. 500 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 250 MHz Previous SRP $ 779 New SRP $ 729 466 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 187 MHz Previous SRP $ 599 New SRP $ 599 450 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 225 MHz Previous SRP $ 599 New SRP $ 599 400 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 559 New SRP $ 469 366 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 183 MHz Previous SRP $ 449 New SRP $ 409 333 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 167 MHz Previous SRP $ 349 New SRP $ 339 300 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 200 MHz Previous SRP $ 299 New SRP $ 299 A complete price list of XLR81s CPU upgrades is also posted on the XLR8 website. For more information on XLR81s G3 or G4 upgrades and other new products, a full information resource is available at www.xlr8.com. ### INTEREX, INC. www.interexinc.com www.xlr8.com ----------------------------------------------------------- Wichita: 8447 E35th North, Wichita, KS 67226 Phone: 316-636-5544, fax 316-636-4616 Atlanta: One Meca Way, Norcross, GA 30093 Phone: 770-564-5682, fax 770-564-5675 Chicago: 1000 Tower Lane, 385, Bensenville, IL 60106 Phone: 630-238-9095, fax 630-238-9240 Europe : Abbot House, Primrose Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, WD4 8HY, UK Phone: 44-0-1923-290401, fax 44-0-1923-290402 -----------------------------------------------------------