Sonnet Technologies has announced a 1.0GHz G4 version of its Encore/ZIF product, a processor upgrade aimed at beige Power Mac G3 models. The new upgrade will be shipping soon, according to the company.
The Encore/ZIF upgrade is, as the name implies, aimed at beige Power Mac G3 systems, whose motherboards are equipped with Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) processor sockets. Sonnet said that it has plans to introduce new speeds and further compatibility with so-called “blue and white” Power Mac G3 and “Yikes” PCI motherboard-equipped Power Mac G4s in the coming weeks.
The Encore/ZIF 1.0GHz model sports a Motorola 745x series processor with 256K Level 2 Cache and 1MB of Level 3 Cache. It’s compatible with all Mac software applications and supports operating systems from Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS X.
Look for the Encore/ZIF G4 1.0GHz-1M model to ship soon with a suggested retail price of US$699.95. Other models for beige Power Mac G3s continue to be available and include the G3 500MHz-1M and the G4 500MHz-1M for $169.95 and $299.95, respectively.