PowerLogix, Sonnet Announce 1.2 GHz CPU Upgrades
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PowerLogix and Sonnet have both announced CPU upgrades using G4 processors up to 1.2 GHz. Sonnet has the lone announcement of a single G4 processor upgrade running at 1.2 GHz for Graphite to Quicksilver G4s, while PowerLogix has several new additions to their lineup.
Their biggest announcement is the PowerForce Dual G4 1.2 GHz for Graphite to QuickSilver 2002 models, which makes it the fastest CPU upgrade to date. PowerLogix has streamlined their single processor upgrade offerings with the PowerForce G4 Series 233 (100+133), available at speeds of 800, 1 GHz, and 1.2 GHz. These upgrades are compatible with systems with 100 MHz and 133 MHz bus.
PowerLogix has something for owners of older PowerMacs as well. Beige G3, Blue and White G3, and PCI PowerMac G4 owners can now upgrade their systems with a G3 800 MHz ZIF. Powered by the IBM PowerPC 750FX chip, the PowerForce G3 800 ZIF features a 512 KB cache running at full processor speed. PCI PowerMac owners can also rejoice as the PowerForce G3 800 will also be made available to them.
Last but not least is the Blue Chip G3 800 upgrade for PowerBook G3 2000 (or Pismo) owners. Unique to this upgrade is the ability to adjust the speed of the CPU through software in order to conserve battery life.
The Sonnet Encore/ST G4 1.2 GHz will retail for $799.95, while pricing for the PowerLogix upgrades will be announced in the coming days. Sonnet is taking preorders and PowerLogix cites a one to three week waiting period for it's various upgrades to appear in stores. For more information (including details on Cube compatibility), read the press releases below.
PR: Sonnet Announces G4 1.2 GHz Upgrade for Graphite and QuickSilver
PR: PowerLogix Announces a Bevy of New Upgrades
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