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!

Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are intended for. We also take a comparative look at the price/performance equation of each card.


New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

MAXpowr G4/400/200/1MB
Old Price $529 New Price $449

MAXpowr G4/350/175/1MB
Old Price $449 New Price $349

Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
Power Computing PowerTower Pro, PowerWave
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932 computers

MAXpowr G3/500/250/1MB
Old Price $499 New Price $399

MAXpowr G4/450/225/1MB
Old Price $679 New Price $599

MAXpowr G4/400/200/1MB
Old Price $549 New Price $429

Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
Blue & White G3s

MAXpowr PDS G3/300-333/150-167/1MB (6100)
Old Price $349 New Price $ 329

Power Macintosh 6100/60, 6100/60AV, 6100/66, 6100/66AV , 6100/66 DOS Compatible***

***DOS card must be removed prior to MAXpowr G3 PDS installation.

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.


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

Previous Price/Performance Comparison For Newer Cards

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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  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
( 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
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
The special Seybold/Labor Day pricing is only available from Newer's online
store at 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