The Performance Edge: Sonnet Has Cut The Prices Of It's CPU Cards But What Does That Mean To You In Terms Of Performance?

Sonnettech, manufacturer of CPU upgrade cards sent us the following press release last week:

 

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May 7, 1999

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


SONNET DROPS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES 
FOR UPGRADE-CHALLENGED MACS

SONNET LEADS MAC UPGRADE MARKET WITH DRAMATICALLY 
LOWER PRICES ON SERIES OF L2 CACHE SLOT PROCESSOR UPGRADE CARDS

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. MAY 7, 1999. Sonnet Technologies sets new price/
performance standards for G3 processor upgrades with lower prices on its 
CrescendoTM G3 product lines for the upgrade-challenged Macintosh 
models. These processor upgrade cards occupy the L2 cache slot for 
Macintosh computers which are built with the CPU soldered directly onto 
the motherboard, instead of an upgradeable daughter card. With the 
processor upgrade installed into the L2 cache slot, these upgrade-
challenged machines achieve a significant performance increase.

Crescendo G3 for PCI/L2 (Upgrade-challenged) Macs

New prices are as follows:

Crescendo G3/L2 250/512K        $299.95
Crescendo G3/L2 300/512K        $399.95
Crescendo G3/L2 300/1M          $499.95
Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M          $799.95

The Crescendo G3/L2 processor cards are compatible with the following 
Macintosh models:

         Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500*, 6400, 6500*, 7220
         Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
         20th Anniversary Mac*
         Power Computing PowerBase
         Motorola StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000*, 5500*   

* Indicated models are 50 MHz bus Macintosh models which can support the 
Crescendo G3/L2 400 MHz processor upgrade cards.

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. 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 <
http://www.sonnettech.com>, or call the company at 1-800-786-6260 (USA and 
Canada) or 949-261-2800.

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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 below ......

 

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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