The Performance Edge: Using The Force - What PowerLogix's Upgrade Card Price Cuts Mean To You!

PowerLogix has reduced prices on four of their G3 upgrade cards and two of their G4 cards for both Zif and PCI based machines. 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 For

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/400/200/1MB - New Price: $850

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/500/250/1MB - New Price: $735

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB Old Price: $649 New Price: $425

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/300/150/1MB Old Price: $349.95 New Price: $299

Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600

Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650

Power Computing PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave, PowerCurve and PowerBase

UMAX J700 and S900

**Currently the G4 processor upgrades will not work in the PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro or PowerCurve machines from PowerComputing.

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/500/250/1MB New Price: $850

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/400/200/1MB New Price: $735

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

With the addition of the ZForce Zif adapter these Zif processor upgrades can be used with the PCI based machines listed in the section above.


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.


And how much do you pay per performance point ................

Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards

Ready to spring for that G3 card yet? Ask the MacSpeedZone community how they like the G3 upgrade cards they have bought.

PowerLogix Press Release

AUSTIN, TX -- February 4, 2000 -- PowerLogix today announced price 
reductions on their innovative line of PowerForce G3 and G4 upgrades.

"Anyone with an investment in an earlier PowerMac should seriously 
consider upgrading the processor, instead of buying a new machine. 
There are substantial advantages to upgrading ie. cost-effective 
performance enhancements.  In addition, users do not have to buy 
new-style RAM,  do not lose serial ports and floppy drives," said 
Robin Sharp, Marketing Director.

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.

PowerForce G3 New Price
300/150/1mb $299
400/200/1mb $425
500/250/1mb $735

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.

PowerForce G4 New Price
400/200/1mb  $850

The ZForce ZIF adapter board is compatible with 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.   However, be 
advised that the G4 chips are not compatible with the PowerTower, 
PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro and PowerCurve machines from 

ZForce New Price:  $129

The PowerForce G3 and 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 

PowerForce G3 ZIF New Price
500/250/1mb $735

PowerForce G4 ZIF New Price
400/200/1mb  $850

For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, 
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, 877-849-2504, Fax: (512) 795-2981,