Performance Edge: Keeping Up With NewerTech's CPU Upgrades - The
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.
New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended
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
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.
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)
G3-G3/400/1MB/200 - $599
||Power Mac G3 desktops
Blue & White G3s
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