Sonnettech, manufacturer of CPU upgrade cards sent us the following press release last week. 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.
Subject: Time: 8:53 AM OFFICE MEMO Sonnet Drops Prices on Upgrades for Date: 5/17/99 May 17, 1999 For More Information, please contact: Joy Hsu 949-261-2800 firstname.lastname@example.org SONNET DROPS PRICES ON G3 UPGRADES FOR NUBUS POWER MACS SONNET LEADS MAC UPGRADE MARKET WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER PRICES FOR NUBUS POWER MACS IRVINE, CALIFORNIA. May 17, 1999. Sonnet Technologies sets new price/performance standards for G3 processor upgrades with lower prices on its CrescendoTM G3 product lines for the NuBus Power Macs, Power Mac 5500, 6500 and the 20th Anniversary Mac. Crescendo G3 for NuBus Power Macs New prices are as follows: Crescendo G3 250/512K $299.95 Crescendo G3 266/1M $399.95 Crescendo G3300/512K $399.95 Crescendo G3 300/1M $499.95 This card is compatible with the following Macintosh models: - Power Mac 6100 AV, 6100, 7100, 8100 - Performa 611X - Workgroup Server 6150, 8150, 9150 - Radius 81/110 - Power Computing Power 100, Power 120 Crescendo G3/L2 for PowerMac 5500, 6500, and 20th Anniversary Macs New price is on the: Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M $699.95 The Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M provides 400 MHz performance for the Power Mac 5500, 6500 and 20th Anniversary Mac. About Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Sonnet Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California, and is the worldıs 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. --------------------------------- Come visit us at MacWorld Expo New York July 21-23, 1999 Booth #867 Joy J.I. Hsu Sonnet Technologies, Inc. 18004 Sky Park Circle, Ste. 260 Irvine, CA 92614 Ph:(949) 261-2800 x. 23 Fx: (949) 261-2461 .
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) ....
*Benchmark scores for the 266Mhz cards were not available
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