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Sonnet Ships ZIF G4 Upgrades

1 GHz card supports older G3 machines By Dave Nagel
Sonnet Technologies has shipped two new models in its line of ZIF G4 upgrade cards. The new models sport processor speeds up to 1 GHz and are designed for older G3 and G4 machines. They're available now.

Sonnet's Encore/ZIF upgrade cards are designed for beige and blue Macintosh G3 models, as well as early G4 models with PCI-based graphics. Using the Motorola 745X series of G4 processors, the Encore/ZIF cards offer speeds of 800 MHz and 1 GHz and come equipped with 256 KB level-2 cache and 1 MB level-3 cache. Sonnet's 500 MHz and 700 MHz models are also still available, and the 700 MHz version has been reduced to $299.95. The 500 MHz model remains at $199.95.

The Encore/ZIF 800 MHz card is available now for $349.95; the 1 GHz model, also available now, sells for $499.95. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the editor and producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Apple DVD Studio Pro, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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