Sonnet Technologies on Monday introduced two new single-processor
Encore/ST 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.