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October 22nd, 1999

[12:45 PM] Powerlogix Ships G4 Upgrades With Full AltiVec (Velocity Engine) Support

Powerlogix announced today that they are shipping G4 upgrade cards, the second company to do so, that support all AltiVec enhanced products, the first company to do that. The new cards ship with software that allow G4 upgraded PowerMacs to take full advantage of any application that has been optimized for AltiVec, also called The Velocity Engine by Apple.

PowerLogix R&D, manufacturer of the best-selling PowerForce G3 line of processor upgrades and the first to publicly demonstrate G4 processor upgrades, today announced pricing and availability on the PowerForce G4 line.

The PowerForce G4 brings the power of Motorola's AltiVec Technology (called "Velocity Engine" by Apple) to earlier PowerMacs and clones.

Orders for the following models are now being accepted. Initial shipments began this week with full production the week of October 25th.

PowerLogix is the only upgrade company to offer full AltiVec compatibility for Photoshop 5.5, as well as other apps that use standard AltiVec coding. Both of these proprietary software solutions have been independently tested.

Instead of limited support of obsolete versions of PhotoShop, the PowerForce G4 offers full AltiVec support of the latest PhotoShop version 5.5 just like the Apple G4 systems.

Pricing is as follows:
PowerForce G4 350/175/1MB $599
PowerForce G4 400/200/1MB $899
PowerForce G4 ZIF 350/175/1MB $599
PowerForce G4 ZIF 400/200/1MB $899

The PowerForce G4 will be compatible with the standard set of Apple PowerMacs from the 7300 to the 9600; Power Computing PowerBase, PowerWave and PowerTower Pro; UMAX S900 and J700. Power Computing Catalyst-based computers (PowerTower, PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro) at this point are not compatible with the G4 processor chip.

The PowerForce G4 ZIF is compatible with all beige and B&W PowerMac G3s and "G3 All-in-One" and is also compatible with the PowerLogix ZForce ZIF Adapter.

The company has not yet updated their site with G4 specific product information.


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