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The Performance Edge: Across The Board Price Cuts From Sonnet And The New Price/Performance Equation
Thursday, August 30, 2001

Sonnet, has dropped prices on various G3 and G4 upgrades for a wide variety of Macintosh machines. Some of these price cuts are up to $50. You can now pick up a G3 card for as little as $150.

New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

Encore G3/500/250/1MB
Old Price $350 New Price $300

Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
All-In-One
Blue & White G3s

Crescendo G3/PCI 450/225/1MB
Old Price $300 New Price $280

Crescendo G3/PCI 400/200/1MB
Old Price $250 New Price $230

 

Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650
Power Computing PowerTower Pro, PowerWave
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932
Mactell XB-Pro

Crescendo 7200-G4/400/200/1MB
Old Price $500 New Price $450

Crescendo 7200-G3/400/200/1MB
Old Price $400 New Price $350

Crescendo 7200-G3/400/133/512K
Old Price $300 New Price $250

 

Sonnet's Crescendo 7200 G3 upgrade card is compatible with the following Macintosh models:

- Power Mac 7200, 7215
- Workgroup Server 7250
- Power Mac 8200

Crescendo/PB G3/400/200/1MB
Old Price $300 New Price $250

Crescendo/PB G3/333/167/1MB
Old Price $320 New Price $270

Crescendo/PB G3/333/167/512K
Old Price $300 New Price $250

- PowerBook 1400, 1400c/117, 1400cs/117, 1400c/133, 1400cs/133, 1400c/166

 

Crescendo G3/L2 500/250/1M Old Price $400 New Price $350

Crescendo G3/L2 400/200/1M Old Price $300 New Price $280

Crescendo G3/L2 400/200/512K Old Price $250 New Price $230

Crescendo G3/L2 300/150/512K Old Price $170 New Price $150

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 500/1M 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?......

Bear in mind that MacBench does not use the special AltiVec instructions of the G4 processor. Nor does it make use of a second processor in dual processor configurations. So the scores below will not show the improved performance of the G4 over the G3 for applications written to take advantage of the G4. In our testing using AltiVec savvy applications we have seen between 38% to 128% performance improvement when using a G4 over that of the G3. See the links below for the performance of these cards running various G4 savvy applications.

 

Ok, Ok! But what about the Velocity Engine (AltiVec) scores for the G4 upgrades? Click here

Ok, Ok! But what about the Velocity Engine (AltiVec) scores for the G4 upgrades? Click here

 

 

 

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

Have questions about these upgrades? Ask our experts below.




Press Release

SONNET DROPS PRICES AND ADDS NEW SPEED TO PCI UPGRADE LINE
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA € August 15, 2001 € Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide market
share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintoshñ computers, lowers
prices by as much as $50 on nearly half of its entire line of G3 and G4 processor
upgrades. This announcement contains the largest number of simultaneous price
drops on Sonnet upgrade cards this year. Offering a wide range of new lower
prices helps Sonnet maintain market leadership by setting the best
price/performance standard in the industry for G3 and G4 processor upgrades.
SonnetØs new lower prices in Crescendo/PCI upgrades are as follows: Crescendo/PCI
G3 400/1M $229.95 (was $249.95) Crescendo/PCI G3 450/1M $279.95 (was $299.95)
The Crescendo/PCI G3 line of products runs in all of the following Macintosh
models: - Power Mac 7300/7500/7600/8500/8600/9500/9600 - Workgroup Server 7350,
8550, 9650 - Daystar Genesis - PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerCurve,
PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave - UMAX J700/S900
--------------------------
SonnetØs new lower prices in Crescendo/7200 upgrades are as follows:
Crescendo/7200 G3 400/512 $249.95 (was $299.95) Crescendo/7200 G3 400/1M $349.95
(was $399.95) Crescendo/7200 G4 400/1M $449.95 (was $499.95)
SonnetØs full line for Crescendo/7200 G3 and G4 cards are compatible with the
following Macintosh models: - Power Mac 7200, 7215, 8200, Workgroup Server 7250
--------------------------------
SonnetØs new lower prices in the Crescendo/L2 upgrades are as follows: ¤
Crescendo/L2  G3 300/512K $149.95 (was $169.95)* Crescendo/L2  G3 400/512K
$229.95 (was $249.95)¤ Crescendo/L2  G3 400/1M $279.95 (was $299.95)¤
Crescendo/L2  G3 500/1M $349.95 (was $399.95)½ Sonnet offers Crescendo/L2 G3
cards for the following æupgrade-challengedà Macintosh models: - Power Mac 4400,
5400, 5500, 6400, 6500, 7220 - Performa 54XX, 6360, 64XX - 20th Anniversary Mac -
StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500 - Power Computing PowerBase - UMAX C500, C600
* Compatible with PowerMac 4400, 7220, StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500. ¤
Compatible with Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500, 7220, Performa 54XX,
6360, 64XX, 20th Anniversary Mac, Power Computing PowerBase, UMAX C500, C600. ½
Compatible with Power Mac 5500, 6500, 20th Anniversary Mac
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SonnetØs new lower price in the Crescendo PowerBook 1400 upgrades is:
Crescendo/PB G3 333/512 $249.95 (was $299.95) Crescendo/PB G3 333/1M $269.95 (was
$319.95) Crescendo/PB G3 400/1M $349.95 (was $399.95)
SonnetØs Crescendo/PB upgrade cards are compatible with the following Macintosh
models: - PowerBook 1400, 1400c/117, 1400cs/117, 1400c/133, 1400cs/133, 1400c/166
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SonnetØs new lower prices in Encore upgrades are as follows: Encore/ZIF G3 500/1M
$299.95 (was $349.95)
Sonnet's full line of Encore G3 and G4 cards are compatible with the following
Macintosh models: - G3 All-in-one - G3 Blue & White - G3 Desktop - G3 Minitower -
G3 Server - G4 Graphite
About Sonnet Technologies, Inc. Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in
Irvine, California, is the worldwide market share leader in processor upgrade
cards, ATA disk controller cards, and other enhancement products for Apple
Macintoshñ computers. After Apple Computer, Inc., Sonnet is the largest producer
of PowerPCñ processor-based products in the computer industry. Founded in 1986,
Sonnet offers processor upgrades for more Macintosh models than any other
company. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet
Technologies web site at , or call the company at
1-949-587-3500. #####


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