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
Previous Prices For PowerLogix Upgrade Cards
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Previous Price/Performance Equation For PowerLogix Cards
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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 PowerComputing. 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 Adapter. 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, email@example.com