Sonnet Technologies Inc. has announced a new upgrade aimed at “beige” Power Mac G3 systems — the
Encore/ZIF G4 700 MHz.
The processor upgrade is designed to plug into the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket on beige G3 models. It includes a Motorola 745x processor equipped with 256K of Level 2 cache and 1MB of Level 3 cache. Sonnet has benched the processor at operating up to three times the performance of original beige G3 systems.
For now, the unit is being offered specifically for beige G3s. Sonnet said that it expects to make announcements about the compatibility of the processor with “Blue & White” Power Mac G3s and PCI graphics-equipped Power Mac G4s in the coming weeks.
Sonnet said the new Encore/ZIF G4 700 MHz upgrade will ship in September for US$349.95. The upgrade joins other Encore/ZIF G3 and G4 upgrades ranging from $169.95 to $499.95 depending on speed and configuration. Visit the site for more info.