The Performance Edge: Get Up To $120 Off On Your G4 Upgrade - Newer's Seybold Price Cuts And The Price/Performance Equation!
Monday, August 28, 2000
NewerTech is having a blowout sale of its G3 & G4 cards for some NuBus Macs, PCI based Macs and Zif based Macs. According to Newer these price cuts, which range from $20 to $120, are good for one week only. This is in honor of the Seybold Conference, which is taking place now in San Francisco, and Labor Day - that is between 8/29/00 and 9/4/00. Get them while they're hot!
Previous Prices For Newer 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 Newer. 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.
** The G4 cards will not work in all machines. See above for compatibility.
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Newer Press Release
Spectacular Seybold / Labor Day Price Specials on The Newer Store The Newer Store celebrates two events with spectacular Pricing 8/29/00 through 9/4/00 WICHITA, KS, USA Í August 29, 2000 - Newer Technology, the largest producer of Apple [NASDAQ: AAPL] Macintosh upgrades, announces special pricing on the world1s most highly rated G3 and G4 CPU upgrade cards. These price specials are offered for a limited time on The Newer Store (http://www.newerstore.com). The special pricing covers a number of different cards from 350MHz to 500MHz. Including cards utilizing Newer1s award winning MAXpowr hardware ROM compatibility circuitry. These are the only cards on the market that are truly 100% compatible with Apple1s 7300-9600 series of Power Macintosh computers. Doug Johnson, VP Sales, relates, "Sales have been brisk but we are always seeking ways to stimulate the market. It is our belief that this special price reduction brings the cost of a G3 or G4 CPU upgrade into the realm of affordability for nearly everyone. Improved productivity and computing enjoyment are just an upgrade away!" "The Seybold show is an exciting congregation of some of the most impressive power-users in the market. However, at Newer we realize that tremendous amounts of work are done each day by the unsung heroes who labor away on their less than state-of-the-art computers. These are the folks for whom Labor Day was meant to recognize," stated John Nelson, iPresident. "We wanted to thank everyone who has helped to make Newer Technology the number one name in CPU upgrades. Therefore, we are offering special Seybold/Labor Day pricing on many of the CPU upgrades which are available on The Newer Store." Sale Runs From 8/29/00 through 9/4/00 Which Products Are Offered At Special Prices? Part Number Product Name Special Normal For Beige and Blue & White PowerMacs 7MXG+500/250 MAXpowr G3-ZIF 500MHz $399 $499 7MXMG400/200 MAXpowr G4-ZIF 400MHz $429 $549 7MXMG450/225 MAXpowr G4-ZIF 450MHz $599 $679 For 7300-9600 PowerMacs & Many Clones 7MXAP350/175 MAXpowr G4 350MHz $349 $449 7MXAP400/200 MAXpowr G4 400MHz $449 $529 For PowerMac and Performa 6100 Series 7MXPD+6100 MAXpowr G3 6100 330MHz $329 $349 7USBD000 uDrive, USB Floppy Drive $59 $89 7USBH100 uHub, USB 7 Port Powered Hub $59 $89 7FW2GOPC FireWire Card for PC notebooks $89 $119 7FW2GO FireWire Card for PowerBook G3 $89 $119 7BEPBG3B BookEndz Dock for 1999 PB G3 $199 $229 MAXpowr Differences MAXpowr G4 upgrades use Newer's exclusive SmartSet technology which allows the processor upgrade to set its bus speed automatically - there are no switches to tinker with. MAXpowr processor upgrades are set to run at the optimum bus speed for fastest memory access § without adding wait states that slow system performance or push the memory out beyond Apple1s specifications. Rather than artificially inflating the bus speed (important only for older motherboard Level 2 cache access), MAXpowr processor upgrades set the system bus at speeds that produce the least number of wait states between the CPU and system memory. Patent-pending Compatibility Circuitry on the MAXpowr upgrade provides the correct management of speculative access so that users1 data is not at risk - and without demanding user input. MAXpowr G4 upgrades also correctly manage context switching - where instructions processed by the AltiVec unit inside the G4 CPU are executed successfully despite interrupts. If interrupted, the instruction results are not saved correctly and data is at risk of corruption. There are a number of white papers on Newer Technology's website which discuss these topics in great detail. Availability The special Seybold/Labor Day pricing is only available from Newer's online store at http://www.newerstore.com. Newer1s products are also available worldwide through major distributors, with North American distribution through Ingram Micro as well as through national resellers such as MicroCenter, value-added resellers, on-line sources and mail-order catalogs