Other World Computing on Thursday announced the release of a new series of
OWC Mercury Extreme G4 Processors, upgrades for Power Mac G4 owners who want to increase the CPU performance of their computers. The new models operate at speeds from 933MHz to 1.5GHz, and cost US$229 to $479.99 depending on speed.
The new processors are pre-assembled with a fan and heatsink, and are described as a plug-and-play replacement for existing Apple and third-party G4 processors. They are equipped with 256KB of Level 2 cache operating at a 1:1 ratio with the processor, as well as 2MB of Level 3 cache. The processors are compatible with AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver Power Mac G4 models, and work with Mac OS 9.2.1 or higher and all versions of OS X 10.0.4 and later.