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November 5th, 1999

[1:30 AM] Two Upgrade Companies Are Shipping 400 MHz G4 Units
by Staff

Powerlogix and XLR8 have both announced they are now shipping 400 MHz G4 upgrade cards. In addition, Powerlogix announced a record month in October. According to Powerlogix:

PowerLogix R&D, the first manufacturer to ship G4 processor upgrades, today announced the completion of their biggest month in the history of the company and the shipment of the PowerForce G4 400MHz card.

"Due to the continued success of our award-winning PowerForce G3 card and the introduction and shipment of the revolutionary PowerForce G4 cards, we have seen a steady increase in sales over the last several months, culminating in October which netted PowerLogix's best sales month to date," said Rick Estes, VP of Sales for PowerLogix R&D, Inc. "In addition, we have expanded our sales force in the Wichita office and will soon be moving to larger facilities."

XLR8 also announced shipments of a 400 MHz G4 card. According to XLR8:

On the shoulders of its shipping of 500 MHz G3, and 350 MHz G4 Upgrades, XLR8, the award-winning Mac developer begins shipments of a new high speed duo of PowerPC 7400 (G4) Upgrades at 400 MHz.

Included with XLR8's upgrades are the MACh Speed Control for automated compatibility, XLR8's Velocity ExtensionsTM for AltiVec performance in Photoshop 3.x/4.x and XLR8's PowerPackTM for testing, benchmarking, performance and graphics.

"Not only are we delivering the fastest upgrades available, we've also ensured that our customers receive the latest and most compatible revisions of the G4 CPU and software," said Gary Dailey, Director of Marketing for XLR8.

About XLR8 400 MHz MACh Carrier G4

This new performance upgrade utilizes XLR8's patent-pending Carrier TechnologyTM to deliver full compatibility, and exclusive ZIF upgradeable options. The upgrade provides plug & play functionality, with additional performance optimization utilizing XLR8's MVP (Multiple Variable Processing). The MACh Carrier G4 simply replaces the existing CPU card and is compatible with OS 8.6 and 9.x in the PowerMac 7300,7500,7600,8500,8600,9500,9600; the PowerComputing PowerWave, PowerTower Pro; the DayStar Genesis MP 720 up, Millennium; the UMAX S900, J700. SRP for the MACh Carrier is $999, although street pricing may be lower.

About XLR8 400 MHz MACh Speed G4z

This is the G4 ZIF offering, for ZIF based systems. The compact upgrade provides plug & play functionality simply replacing the existing CPU daughtercard and is compatible with OS 8.6 and 9.x in the PowerMac G3 Desktop, All-in-One, MiniTower; The PowerMac G3 Blue&White; The 350 MHz and 400 MHz PowerMac G4. SRP Pricing for the MACh Speed G4z is $879.

You can find more information on XLR8's and Powerlogix's products at their respective web sites.

XLR8 - Powerlogix

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