OWC Launches New G4 Mac Processor Upgrades

Other World Computing (OWC) has announced some additions to and price cuts for its Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades. The new cards are being offered at 933 MHz, replacing an earlier model, a cheaper price on a 1.0 GHz upgrade, and a new 1.4 GHz model. A 1.5 GHz model was previously announced.

The upgrades come with a pre-assembled fan and heatsink, and OWC described them as being a simple replacement for existing Apple and after-market G4 processors.

The cards will work in Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver models, and include 256 Kilobytes (KB) of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2MB of high-speed L3 Cache.

OWC includes a 3-year warranty on the cards, and they are supported by both Mac OS 9.1 (and higher) and Mac OS X 10.0.4 (and higher).

Prices are as follows:

  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/933MHz-1GHz - $229.00 (replaces 867-933MHz unit, $249.95)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0-1.2GHz - $299.00 (same speed was $319.95)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.3-1.4GHz - $389.99.
  • OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.467-1.5 GHz - $479.99.

OWC is also offering a US$20 discount for customers buying both a processor upgrade and an ATI video card (ATI Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 64MB or ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Mac AGP). Enter coupon Enter coupon code "RADG4" at checkout to get the discount.

You can find more information at OWCis Web site.