POWERLOGIX ANNOUNCES 1 GHz CPU UPGRADES
FOR POWERBOOK G3 PISMO, POWERMAC G3, and POWERMAC G4 PCI
AUSTIN --April 5, 2004 -- PowerLogix today announced two
new CPU upgrade models, continuing its leadership position
in the marketplace. Both products offer the fastest clock
speeds for their respective platforms.
Based on the new IBM PowerPC 750 GX CPU, these user-installed
upgrades deliver clock speeds up to 1.0 GHz with a full megabyte
of cache also running at 1.0 GHz. These upgrades significantly
extend the useful life of these computers at a very competitive
The low-power IBM PowerPC 750 GX is similar to the 750 FX
chip of which PowerLogix has been the sole supplier since
February of 2003. However the GX has twice the L2 cache of
the FX, and is available in faster clock speeds. (The FX based
upgrades are are also still available.)
The first product using this chip is Blue Chip G3 Pismo running
at 1.0 GHz. The Blue Chip is compatible with all Pismo PowerBooks,
and is two to 2.5 times faster than the clock speed of a stock
Pismo. The L2 cache is also five times faster, ensuring the
highest possible performance.
The Blue Chip G3 Pismo with the 1.0 GHz 750 GX also operates
very cool, due to the lower power characteristics of this
chip. The CPU speed is adjustable on the fly to a lower clock
speed, for additional battery life. Tests show an additional
30 minutes on a full charge can be expected (all other factors
equal except clock speed.)
The second product also using the 750 GX is the PowerForce
G3 ZIF running at 1.0 GHz. This model is compatible with the
PowerMac G3 Beige, Blue and White, and original PCI PowerMac
G4, and offers up to four times the performance of the original
The very economical price will be sure to please many owners
of these machines who have been desiring faster CPU performance
for some time.
Availability: The PowerForce G3 1.0 GHz ZIF and Blue Chip
G3 1.0 GHz Pismo are available now. Supplies will be limited
initially due to IBM ramping GX production.
Pricing: Blue Chip G3 1.0 GHz Pismo, $399; PowerForce G3
1.0 GHz ZIF, $349.
PowerLogix designs and manufactures innovative performance products like
the PowerForce, BlueChip processor upgrades for Apple Power Macs. For more
information, contact PowerLogix, 8701 W. Parmer Lane, Suite 1120, Austin,
Texas 78729, 512-401-9902, Fax: 512-401-9943, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.powerlogix.com.