The Performance Edge: Keeping Up With The Jones - Newer's G3 Upgrade Price Cut And The New Price/Performance Equation!

NewerTech has a holiday gift for you - a price drop of $60 on their MAXpower G3 300/1MB/200 upgrade cards for PCI based Macintoshes

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 G3/300/1MB/200
OldPrice $359 New Price $299/p>

Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
Power Computing PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave, PowerCurve
UMAX J700/S900


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) ....

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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Newer Press Release

Newer Technology, Inc.

 MAXpowr G3 300/1MB/200 Price Drops $60

 PowerMac users can now upgrade to 300MHz G3 for under $300

 WICHITA, Kan. --12/2/99-- Newer Technology announces a price reduction of $60 on
 the popular MAXpowr G3 300/1MB/200 processor upgrade for PowerMacs. Previously
 priced at $359, MAXpowr G3 is now $299. 

 This G3 processor upgrade offers a 300MHz G3 CPU with 1MB of backside cache
 running on a 200MHz cache bus. It is designed for the PowerMac 7300, 7500, 7600,
 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600; UMAX J700 and S900 series; Power Computing PowerCenter,
 PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave and PowerCurve.

 Newer Technology Macintosh products are available worldwide through major
 distributors, with North American distribution through Ingram Micro, Pinacor and
 Merisel, as well as through national resellers such as MicroCenter, value-added resellers,
 on-line sources and mail-order catalogs. 

 Newer Technology has consistently lead the development of processor upgrades for
 Macintosh. Newer "firsts" include the first Power Macintosh processor upgrade, first G3
 PowerMac processor upgrade and the first G3 processor upgrade for the PowerMac 6100,
 7100 and 8100 series. Newer Technology has more than 14 years of experience and is the
 leading developer of performance upgrades for Apple PowerBooks and desktop Apple
 Macintosh computers and Mac OS compatibles. For more information, contact Newer
 Technology, Inc., 4848 W. Irving Street, Wichita, KS 67209; phone: +1 316-943-0222;
 fax: +1 316/943-0555; e-mail:, or visit the website at For international inquiries, please contact