The Performance Edge: What Do Newer's Price Cuts Mean To You - G3/G4 Upgrade Price Cuts And The New Price/Performance Equation!


NewerTech has dropped prices on two of their 500Mhz upgrade cards and on their entry-level G4 card for PCI based Macs.

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 G4/350/1MB/175
Old Price $699 New Price $599

MAXpowr G3/500/1MB/250
Old Price $749 New Price $699

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

MAXpowr G3-G3/500/1MB/250
Old Price $749 New Price $699

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


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 PowerLogix. 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 4 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor.



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

Previous Price/Performance Comparison For Newer 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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Newer Press Release

Newer Technology Announces New Lower Prices
Mac users can save as much a $100 on popular upgrades

WICHITA, KS, USA-February 22, 2000-Newer Technology, the largest producer
of Apple Macintosh upgrades, announces new lower estimated street prices on
MAXpowr G3 and G4 upgrades, FireWire 2 Go as well as Newer's USB product

The estimated street price for uDrive, the USB floppy drive for Apple
iMacs, iBooks, PowerBooks and other USB equipped Macs, has dropped $10 from
$99 to $89. The estimated street price for the uHub 7-port powered USB hub
is also $89, down from $109. FireWire 2 Go has declined $10 from $149 to

Pricing for MAXpowr G3 500/1MB/250 and MAXpowr G3 ZIF 500/1MB/250 has
dropped from $749 to $699. The MAXpowr G4 350/1MB/175 is now priced at
$599, down from its previous $699. 

The MAXpowr G3 300/1MB/200 will no longer be produced, making the
400/1MB/200 the entry-level G3 upgrade. The MAXpowr G3-L2 upgrade that
installs into the Level 2 cache slot is also out of production. Finally the
BookEndz for the 1998 PowerBook G3 will no longer be produced.

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, online sources and mail-order catalogs.
Newer's USB products can be purchased through the more than 800 retail
stores throughout North America. Newer Technology products can also be
purchased from Newer's online store at

Newer Technology has consistently lead the development of processor
upgrades for Macintosh. Newer "firsts" include the first Power Macintosh
processor upgrade, first G3 Power Mac processor upgrade and the first G3
processor upgrade for the PowerMac 6100, 7100 and 8100 series as well as
the iMac. Newer Technology has more than 15 years of experience and is the
leading developer of performance upgrades for Apple PowerBooks, 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