The Performance Edge: What Do XLR8's 500Mhz Upgrade Card Price Drops Mean To You - The New Price Performance Equation

XLR8 has reduced the prices up to $150 on two of their top of the line G3 processor upgrade cards. This includes a 500Mhz card for PCI Macs and a 500Mhz Zif card 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.

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New MSRP Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

XLR8 MACh Carrier G3 Upgrades

G3/500/250/1MB Old Price $999 New Price $849

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.

XLR8 MACh Speed G3Z/500/250/1MB Old Price $899 New Price $779

 

 

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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For Immediate Release: November 22, 1999 ================================================= X L R 8 P R E S S R E L E A S E ================================================= XLR8 CUTS PRICES ON 500 MHz G3 UPGRADES The Number 1** upgradeable-upgrade is now up to $150 off Previous SRP Atlanta, GA °Today, XLR8, the award-winning leader in Macintoshç performance and peripherals, announced a price reduction on its 500 MHz MACh Carrier G3 and 500 MHz MACh Speed G3z CPU upgrades. Effective Thursday, November 18th, these reductions are as much as $150 or a savings of up to 17% off previous pricing. Introduced September 28th, the new high-speed 500 MHz upgrades1 manufacturing cost has been reduced. XLR8 is passing this cost reduction on to the consumer. The new pricing is: MACh Carrier G3 CPU for PCI Based PowerMacs and Clones 500 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 250 MHz Previous SRP $ 999 New SRP$ 849 MACh Speed G3z CPU Upgrade for all PowerMac G3 Systems 500 MHz w/ 1 MB Backside Cache @ 250 MHz Previous SRP $ 899 New SRP $ 779 "XLR8 has produced what will no doubt be the finest upgrade for your first or second generation PCI-based Power Mac," says Misha Sakellaropoulo of Macintosh News Network, in his recent review of the 500 MHz MACh Carrier. A complete list of XLR81s CPU upgrades with standard retail pricing is 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. **1999 Macworld Eddy Finalist, Acceleration Products ### ================================================= Technical Contact: Gary Dailey, 770-564-5679, gdailey@xlr8.com Media Contact: Amy Mullen, 770-564-5649, amullen@xlr8.com ================================================= INTEREX, INC. www.interexinc.com www.xlr8.com ----------------------------------------------@W83SjSl35ZjWy