The Performance Edge: Fast Cards And Lower Prices - Sonnet's G3 Upgrades And The Price/Performance Equation

Sonnet has reduced the price on several of it's G3 processor upgrade cards for PCI Macs. Below you will find the press release and we explore what performance gain you will get 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.



For Release: June 1, 1999
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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. June 1, 1999. Sonnet Technologies, the leading manufacturer of performance upgrade products for Apple Macintosh™ computers, lowers prices on G3 processor upgrades for PCI Power Macs. This substantial price drop secures the Sonnet Crescendo™ G3 product line as the leader in price/performance standards for G3 processor upgrades.

Crescendo G3 for PCI Power Macs

New prices are as follows:

Crescendo G3 250/512K - $249.95
Crescendo G3 333/1M - $549.95

These 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

All Sonnet 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.

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 can be reached at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and Canada), 949-261-2800, or <>.


But what does this mean to you. What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards? Well that's what MacSpeedZone is here for - to fill you in on such details. Just peruse MacBench processor scores and price/performance scores below ......

And how much do you pay for this performance (price divided by performance score) ....


Question: 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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