The Performance Edge: PowerLogix Cuts Prices On Their Top Of The Line G4 & G3 Upgrades - The New Price/ Performance Equation


PowerLogix has reduced prices on their high-end G3 and 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 G4/450/225/1MB - Old Price: $900 New Price: $845

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/400/200/1MB New Price: $529

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/500/250/1MB New Price: $489

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB 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 G4/450/225/1MB New Price: $845

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/400/200/1MB New Price: $529

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G3/500/250/1MB New Price: $489

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


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


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 --June 2, 2000 -- PowerLogix today announced price 
reductions on their innovative line of PowerForce G3 and G4 upgrades.

"If you have held off on buying an upgrade for your machine due to 
the price, now is the time to buy!  The dramatic price drops on the 
low end G4 and high end G3 cards make them an excellent bargain for 
the graphics professional and the word processor alike," 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
400/200/1mb $299
500/250/1mb $489

The PowerForce G4, recently awarded 4 Mice by MacWorld Magazine, 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  $529
450/225/1mb  $845

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 $489

PowerForce G4 ZIF New Price
400/200/1mb  $529
450/225/1mb  $845

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