NewerTech has dropped the prices up to $100 on their processor upgrade cards. In addition they have discontinued several cards and added two 500Mhz cards to their line-up So we run the numbers again for you.
New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For
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) ....
Comparison For Newer Cards
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Newer Press Release
Newer Technology Announces 500MHz G3 Processor Upgrades, Price Cuts, G4 Pricing Customers can save as much as $100 on the most popular G3 upgrades WICHITA, Kan-October 12, 1999-Newer Technology, Inc. the original developer of third party Power Macintosh processor upgrades, today announces a new MAXpowr G3 500MHz upgrade as well as price cuts on a number of MAXpowr G3 upgrades. Pricing and shipping for MAXpowr G4 upgrades has been updated. In addition, a limited number of speeds will no longer be produced. The new 500MHz G3 processor from IBM uses a 10X bus multiple which allows Power Macs to be upgraded to 500MHz. (The 10X bus multiple multiplied by the maximum stock bus speed of 50MHz gives a top CPU clock speed of 500MHz.) The 500MHz G3 processor has taken over the high end of the MAXpowr G3 product line, replacing the 466MHz. The 500MHz MAXpowr G3 processor is designed for the 7300-9600 as well as UMAX and Power Computing models. The MAXpowr G3-G3 500MHz upgrade is designed for the beige and blue/white Power Mac G3 systems. Both processor upgrade products simply replace the stock processor. Pricing Product Was New Price Decrease MAXpowr G3 PDS 6100 240-266MHz $349 $299 -$50 MAXpowr G3 PDS 71/81 266-300MHz $549 $449 -$100 for Power Mac 7100 and 8100 MAXpowr G3 300/1MB/200 $449 $399 -$50 MAXpowr G3 400/1MB/200 $649 $549 -$100 MAXpowr G3 500 $949 MAXpowr G3-G3 400/1MB/200 $599 $499 -$100 MAXpowr G3-G3 500 $899 for beige and blue/white Power Mac G3s MAXpowr G3 L2 300/512/200 $399 $349 -$50 MAXpowr G3 L2 300/1MB/200 $459 $399 -$60 for: Power Mac 4400, 4400 DOS, 7220 (international), 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500; Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420; UMAX C-500, C-600; Power Computing PowerBase (all); all Motorola StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500; APS M*Power series (all). The introduction of the 500MHz G3 processor, with a MacBench 5 processor test score of 1604, has replaced the 466MHz G3 upgrades as the top performance upgrade. The MAXpowr products below have been discontinued to better match customer demand. The following processor upgrades will no longer be produced: 240-266MHz and 333-400MHz MAXpowr G3 PDS 71/81 populated MAXpowr G3-CC (ZIF carrier cards) 400MHz MAXpowr G3-L2 466MHz MAXpowr G3 (replaced by 500MHz G3) 466MHz MAXpowr G3-G3 (replaced by 500MHz G3) These specific products may still be in stock and interested customers are encouraged to shop Newer Technology resellers to locate any remaining inventory. Customers are encouraged to review the MAXpowr G3 processor upgrade "matrix" on the website for a complete overview of all Newer Technology upgrade options. Additional product price changes include a drop of $100 to an estimated street price of $149 for the FireWire 2 Go CardBus FireWire adapter for the PowerBook G3 Series computers. FireWire 2 Go is being used by digital photographers who prefer the PowerBook G3 as a digital image capture and DV video editing station. The MAXpowr G4 400MHz upgrade for the blue/white Power Mac G3s will begin shipping in late November for $799. Availability All Newer Technology 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 Macintosh mail-order catalogs. The Newer Technology website offers a list of resellers under the "Where To Buy" button. MAXpowr G3 and G4 processor upgrades come with a two year warranty, detailed installation manual and unlimited Technical Support (toll-free in US). FireWire 2 Go is backed by a one year warranty. Newer Technology has lead the development of processor upgrades for Macintosh. Newer "firsts" include MAXpowr 604 in December of 1995, the first Power Macintosh processor upgrade, first G3 Power Mac processor upgrade (MAXpowr G3) in August of 1997 and the first G3 processor upgrade for the Power Mac 6100, 7100 and 8100 series (MAXpowr G3 PDS) in January of 1998. Newer Technology has more than 14 years of experience and produces the most popular performance upgrades for both PowerBooks and desktop Apple Macintosh computers and Mac OS compatibles according to PC Hardware Data Reports. 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: email@example.com, or visit the website at http://www.newertech.com. For international inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.