It Has Been Awhile, But Sonnet Drops Prices Again

After holding prices steady for over a month, Sonnet has announced price reductions across their entire line of G3/G4 upgrade cards. The new lower prices come just in time for the holidays, and offer users of older computers a chance to squeeze more life out of their beloved boxes. According to Sonnet:

Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide market share leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh? computers, lowers prices by as much as $100 on G3 and G4 processor upgrades. By offering substantial and periodic price reductions, Sonnet Technologies maintains its market leadership by setting the best price/performance standard for G3 and G4 processor upgrades. Sonnet?s new lower prices are as follows:


Crescendo/PCI G3 400/512K $199.95 (was $249.95)
Crescendo/PCI G4 400/1M $399.95 (was $499.95)
Crescendo/PCI G4 450/1M $499.95 (was $599.95)

Sonnet?s full line for Crescendo G3 and G4 PCI cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:

  • Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
  • Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650
  • Power Computing PowerCenter*, PowerCenter Pro*, PowerCurve*, PowerTower*, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave
  • UMAX J700/S900
  • DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932, Millenium
  • Mactell XB-Pro


Crescendo/L2 G3 300/512K $199.95 (was $249.95)
Crescendo/L2 G3 350/1M $299.95 (was $349.95)
Crescendo/L2 G3 400/512K $249.95 (was $299.95)

Sonnet offers Crescendo/L2 G3 cards for the following ?upgrade-challenged?Macintosh models:

  • Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500, 6400, 6500, 7220
  • Performa 54XX, 6360, 64XX
  • 20th Anniversary Mac
  • StarMax 3000, 4000, 5000, 5500
  • Power Computing PowerBase
  • UMAX C500, C600

Encore G4

Encore G4 400/1M $399.95 (was $499.95)
Encore G4 500/1M $699.95 (was $799.95)

Sonnetis full line of Encore G3 and G4 cards are compatible with the following Macintosh models:

  • G3 All-in-one
  • G3 Blue & White
  • G3 Desktop
  • G3 Mini Tower
  • G3 Server
  • G4 Graphite

Simply Fast:
Sonnet products are guaranteed to operate reliably over variations of machine, time and temperature. The Sonnet Presto, Crescendo, Encore, Tempo, and Tango cards work in every compatible Macintosh without the need for the antiquated methods of configuration. The ability to move an upgrade card from one machine to another without the need to tweak any jumpers or control panels is a significant advantage to resellers and organizations that want to maximize their flexibility, while minimizing the long term technical support requirements. Sonnet cards have unequaled ease-of-installation and reliability, and are Simply Fast?.

You can find more information, including full compatibility listings, at the Sonnet web site.