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The Performance Edge: The Hundred Dollar Price Break On Certain PowerForce Upgrade Cards - PowerLogix's Price Cuts And The Price/Performance Equation
Wednesday, October 10, 2001

PowerLogix has knocked up to $100 off the upgrade cards listed below. The entry level G3/350 for PowerPC 604e based machines is an especially good bargain at $149. PowerLogix has discontinued its G3 upgrades for Zif based Macs but do have a G4 version for these 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

Powerlogix PowerForce G4/450/225/1MB - Old Price: $449 New Price: $369

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/500/250/1MB - Old Price: $349 New Price: $269

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/400/200/1MB Old Price: $249 New Price: $229

Powerlogix PowerForce G3/350/117/512K New Price: $149

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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 and PowerBase

UMAX J700 and S900

**Currently the G4 processor upgrades will not work in the PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro or PowerCurve machines from PowerComputing.

Powerlogix PowerForce Zif G4/500/200/1MB Old Price: $399 New Price: $349

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Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
Blue & White G3s


Powerlogix Blue ChipG3/500/250/1MB - Old Price: $599 New Price:$499

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Powerbook G3 Series 233 (no cache)
Powerbook G3 Series 233 (233/117/512K)
PowerBook G3 Series 250 (250/125/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 266 (266/133/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 292 (292/146/1Mb)
Powerbook G3 Series 300 (300/150/1Mb)

Previous Prices For PowerLogix Upgrade Cards

For Great Prices On Upgrades Check The Vendors Below
Processor Upgrades
Graphics Cards
Hard Drives & Optical Drives
Small Dog Small Dog Piranha Tech.
MacConnection MacConnection Small Dog

SCSI, Firewire USB Cards
Used/Refurbished Macs, Service, Parts
Small Dog ebay


Small Dog

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 1/2 - 5 times speed improvement over a similarly clocked G3 processor. Check our full reviews of these upgrade for more information



And how much do you pay per performance point ................


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

PowerLogix Press Release

New Lower Prices on PowerLogix Upgrades

AUSTIN, Texas, --9/26/01-- PowerLogix announces new, lower prices on 
their popular processor upgrades for Apple [Nasdaq: APPL] computers.

The PowerLogix BlueChip G3 500/250/1MB has dropped $100 from $599 to 
$499.  BlueChip upgrades are compatible with the Apple PowerBook G3 
series (known as wallstreet).  It upgrade has been popular among 
those who want to edit video in their PowerBook but have found the 
processor demands of this software overwhelming their stock 
processor. Once the BlueChip is installed it puts higher-end more 
desktop-level tasks within reach. Other computing challenges that are 
met by the BlueChip G3 upgrade include digital audio development and 
editing, QuickTime editing and graphics editing.

The PowerLogix PowerForce G4 450/225/1MB (for Power Macs 7300-9600 
and compatible clones) has dropped $80 from $449 to $369. The 
PowerForce G3 ZIF 500/250/1MB and PowerForce G4 ZIF 450/225/1MB (for 
beige and blue & white Power Mac G3s) have been replaced with a 
PowerForce G4 ZIF 500/200/1MB at the list price of $399.

PowerLogix also added a new low-end sku to their award-winning lineup 
of PowerForce G3 upgrades and dropped the prices on the higher-end 
skus (for Power Macs 7300-9600 and compatible clones).
PowerForce G3 350/117/512k  	$149
PowerForce G3 400/200/1MB		was $249		now $229
PowerForce G3 500/250/1MB		was $349		now $269

PowerLogix R&D, Inc. manufactures innovative products like the 
PowerForce and BlueChip processor upgrades for maximum performance 
from second generation and newer Apple Power Macs and clones. For 
more information, contact PowerLogix R&D, Inc, 3921 Steck Avenue, 
A-105, Austin, Texas 78759, 877-849-2504, Fax: 512-795-2981,,

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