The Performance Edge: PowerLogix Announces Two Upgrades For G3 PowerBooks And We Look At The Price/Performance Equation

Sunday, July 23, 2000

PowerLogix has come out with two upgrades for G3 PowerBooks. The cards, called the BlueChip by PowerLogix, replace the stock card. According to PowerLogix you just plug the card in and go.

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 BlueChip G3 /500/250/1MB Price: $699

Powerlogix BlueChip G3 /466/225/1MB Price: $599

  • Powerbook G3 Series 233 (no cache)
  • Powerbook G3 Series 233 (233/117/512K)
  • PowerBook G3 Series 250 (250/125/1Mb)
  • Powerbook G3 Series 266 (266/133/1Mb)
  • Powerbook G3 Series 292 (292/146/1Mb)
  • Powerbook G3 Series 300 (300/150/1Mb)

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

Have questions or comments about Powerlogix upgrades? Ask the experts below .


PowerLogix Press Release

  AUSTIN, TX --July 19, 2000 -- PowerLogix announced today two new G3
  processor upgrades for Wallstreet and Mainstreet PowerBook G3s. The
  new BlueChip G3 processor upgrades will be available in either 466Mhz
  or 500Mhz, both with 1mb of backside cache, by the end of July.
  "Customers have told us that 466Mhz and 500Mhz G3 upgrades are the
  sweet spot in price and performance for PowerBook G3s," said Robin
  Sharp, Marketing Director for PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "PowerBook G3
  users can get over double the speed from the 500Mhz BlueChip G3
  upgrade, and that's an excellent reason to upgrade that older
  PowerBook G3 Series."
  The BlueChip G3 processor upgrade simply replaces the stock processor
  card. The user removes the stock processor card and installs the
  BlueChip upgrade in its place. The stock CPU card as well as the
  BlueChip are socketed and install easily following the included
  BlueChip Model  List Price
  466/1mb $599
  500/1mb $699
  PowerLogix BlueChip G3 upgrades will be available through resellers
  by the end of July.
  For more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue,
  A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, 877-849-2504, Fax: (512) 795-2981,,
  PowerLogix R&D, Inc.
  Main Office: 3921 Steck Avenue, Suite A105 Austin, TX 78759
  (512) 795-2978 x107 (501) 421-7942 FAX (fax direct to my email)