January 4, 2001
PowerLogix has reduced prices on 5 of their G3/G4 upgrade cards for both Zif and PCI based machines. They have also reduced the price to $139 on their RapidFire FireWire/USB combo PCI card which will work in most machines with a free PCI slot.
New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For
Previous Prices For PowerLogix Upgrade 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 2 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor
Important Note: The PowerForce G3/350 card and score above is inaccurate. The backside cache on this card is really 512K and the real score is approximately 1010.
And how much do you pay per performance point ................
Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards
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PowerLogix Press Release
AUSTIN, TX -- April 17, 2000 -- PowerLogix today announced price reductions on their innovative line of PowerForce G3 upgrades as well as changes to it G3 and G4 lines and the shipment of the dynamic new RapidFire FireWire/USB card. The PowerForce G3 cards, awarded the honor of "Editor's Choice" by MacWorld Magazine, can be used to upgrade the 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, and 9600 models from Apple as well as Power Computing clones and the S900 and J700 from Umax. The PowerForce G3 250/125/512k and the 300/150/1mb have been replaced by the 350/175/512k. PowerForce G3 New Price 350/175/512k $199 400/200/1mb $349 The PowerForce G4 is compatible with the standard set of Apple PowerMacs from the 7300 to the 9600; Power Computing PowerBase, PowerWave and PowerTower Pro; UMAX S900 and J700. Power Computing Catalyst-based computers (PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro) at this point are not compatible with the G4 processor chip. The PowerForce G4 350/175/1mb has been dropped from the product line to allow for the addition of the 450/225/1mb. PowerForce G4 New Product 450/225/1mb $900 The PowerForce G4 ZIF upgrades are 100% compatible with all PowerMac G3s, including desktops, minitowers, the Blue and White G3, All-in-One educational model, as well as the PowerLogix ZForce ZIF Adapter. The PowerForce G4 ZIF 350/175/1mb has been dropped from the product line to allow for the addition of the G4 ZIF 450/225/1mb. PowerForce G4 ZIF New Product 450/225/1mb $900 The RapidFire card includes three FireWire ports. It also offers two USB ports which allow connection to any USB devices. The RapidFire card, combined with a PowerForce G3 or G4 processor, is the most economical way to upgrade an older Mac with all the features of the latest PowerMacs. It is compatible with Apple Power Mac 4400, 5400, 6400, Performa 6360/160, 7200, 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500, 9600, PowerMac G3, PowerMac G4, PowerComputing except Power 100 and 120, UMAX SuperMax, C500, C600, J700, S900. NOTE: It will also work in Blue and White and PowerMac G4's for users that need additional FireWire or USB ports. RapidFire FireWire/USB Card $170 For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, 877-849-2504, Fax: (512) 795-2981, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://email@example.com.