Sonnet Technologies on Monday introduced two new single-processor
CPU upgrades. One upgrade is compatible with most “Sawtooth” era Power Mac G4 systems, and the other is designed specifically for Power Mac G4 Cube systems. They both cost US$399.95. The Sawtooth update is available now; the Cube upgrade will be released on August 8, 2005.
The Encore/ST G4 1.8GHz works with AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and QuickSilver models. The upgrade features 512K of Level 2 Cache, and is compatible with Mac OS 9.2 and Mac OS X v10.3.5 and higher. The upgrade for Power Mac G4’s includes a factory-attached heat sink; the Cube upgrade includes a fan plus all required tools and hardware. Both carry three-year warranties.
Other Encore/ST G4 upgrades are available, in speeds from 1.0 to 1.3GHz, at prices from U$199.95 to $349.95 depending on speed. The company also makes a dual-processor “Duet” model clocked at 1.3GHz for $599.95.