The Performance Edge: Keeping Up With NewerTech's CPU Upgrades - The Price/Performance Equation

Rumors of price cuts on NewerTech's processor upgrades made us feel that we had been ignoring this manufacturer for a while. So we took a look and this is what we came up with on the G3 cards in question. Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are made for. We also take a comparative look at the price/performance equation of each card.

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New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

MAXpowr G3/400/1MB/200 - $649
MAXpowr G3/300/1MB/200 - $449

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-PDS/300/1MB/200 (8100 & 7100) - $549
MAXpowr G3-PDS/266/512K/133 (8100 & 7100) - $399
MAXpowr G3-PDS/266/512K/133 (6100 Only) - $349

Power Macintosh 6100/60, 6100/60AV, 6100/66, 6100/66AV , 6100/66 DOS Compatible***, 7100/66, 7100/66AV, 7100/80, 7100/80AV, 8100/80, 8100/80AV, 8100/100, 8100/100AV, 8100/110, 8100/110AV, 8115/110AV
Power Macintosh Performa 6110, 6112 , 6115, 6116, 6117, 6118

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

MAXpowr G3-L2/400/1MB/200 - $779
MAXpowr G3-L2/300/1MB/200 - $459

Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500, 7220
Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
Power Computing PowerBase
Motorola StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000
UMAX SuperMac C500, C600
APS M*Power Series (all)

MAXpowr G3-G3/400/1MB/200 - $599 Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
All-In-One
Blue & White G3s

 

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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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