The Performance Edge: Pretty Soon They'll Be Giving Them Away! Sonnet Price Cuts And The New Price/Performance Equation

Sonnet has come out with a series of prices cuts ranging from $50 to $100 on 12 of its G3 upgrade cards - just in time for chirstmas. 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.

 

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New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

Note: It may be some days after this is posted that new prices will be reflected at retailers

Encore G3 500/1M
Old Price $799.95 New Price $699.95
Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
All-In-One
Blue & White G3s

Crescendo G3/PCI 266/512K
Old Price $249.95 New Price $199.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 300/512K
Old Price $299.95 New Price $249.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 300/1M
Old Price $349.95 New Price$299.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 400/1M
Old Price $499.95 New Price $399.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 466/1M
Old Price $649.95 New Price $599.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 500/1M
Old Price $799.95 New Price $699.95

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
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932
Mactell XB-Pro

Crescendo G3/NuBus 300/1M
Old Price $399.95 New Price $349.95

Crescendo G3/NuBus 400/1M
Old Price $599.95 New Price $499.95

Power Mac 6100, 7100, 8100
Performa 611X
Workgroup Server 6150, 8150, 9150
Radius 81/110
Power Computing Power 100, Power 120

Crescendo G3 250/512 for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $249.95 New Price $199.95

Crescendo G3 300/512K for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $299.95 New Price $249.95

Crescendo G3 300/1M for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $349.95 New Price $299.95

Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500*, 6400, 6500*, 7220
Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
20th Anniversary Mac*
Power Computing PowerBase Desktop
Motorola StarMax 3000, 4000

* The Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M will support only Mac models that have a 50 MHz bus speed as indicated with asterisk.

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What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards?......

 

 

And how much do you pay per performance point (price divided by performance score) ....

 

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

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Press Release

October 18, 1999

For More Information, please contact:
Joy Hsu
949-261-2800
joy.hsu@sonnettech.com


SONNET DROPS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES 

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - October 18,1999. Sonnet Technologies, Inc. the
leading manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple MacintoshŢ
computers, drops prices by as much as 17% on G3 processor upgrades. With such
aggressive price reductions, Sonnet Technologies continues to lead the
market with the best price/performance standard for G3 processor upgrades. 
Sonnet˙s new lower prices are as follows:

Crescendo G3/PCI 300/1M            $349.95 (was $399.95)
Crescendo G3/PCI 333/1M         $399.95 (was $449.95)
Crescendo G3/PCI 400/1M         $499.95 (was $599.95)
Crescendo G3/PCI 466/1M         $699.95 (was $799.95)

The above cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- 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
- UMAX J700/S900
- DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932
- Mactell XB-Pro        
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Crescendo G3/NuBus 266/512       $249.95 (was $299.95)
Crescendo G3/NuBus 266/1M                $299.95 (was $349.95)
Crescendo G3/NuBus 300/1M                 $399.95 (was $449.95)
Crescendo G3/NuBus 400/1M               $599.95 (was $649.95)

The above cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- Power Mac 6100, 7100, 8100 
- Performa 611X
- Workgroup Server 6150, 8150, 9150
- Radius 81/110 
- Power Computing Power 100, Power 120  
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Crescendo G3/L2 300/1M          $349.95 (was $399.95)
Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M          $499.95 (was $599.95)

The above card is compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500*, 6400, 6500*, 7220
- Performa 54XX, 6360, 64XX
- 20th Anniversary Mac*
- StarMax 3000, 4000
- Power Computing PowerBase

* The Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M will only support the models that are
indicated with an asterisk.  

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California, and is
the world˙s leading Macintosh upgrade company. 
Founded in 1986, Sonnet
upgrades more Macintosh models with processor upgrade cards than any other
company. Sonnet G3 and G4 processor upgrade products are easy to install,
are backed by a three-year warranty, include free technical support, and
require no switches, jumpers, or control panels. To locate an authorized
reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at
, or call the company at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and
Canada) or 1-949-261-2800.