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
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 Adapter. 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, email@example.com, http://firstname.lastname@example.org.