Sonnet has dropped the prices of the Encore/ST line of G4 upgrade cards. The cards work in many Power Mac G4 models and the G4 Cube, giving a speed boost to 800MHz, 1GHz, or even 1.2GHz. All three cards have 2MB of DDR L3 cache, for an extra speed boost. From Sonnet:
Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide leader in upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh computers, lowers prices by as much as $70 on the entire line of Encore/ST G4 upgrades. With these price reductions and leading-edge engineering, Sonnet continues to offer customers the best value for upgrading Power Macs.
Sonnet?s new lower prices on Encore/ST upgrades are as follows:
- Encore/ST G4 800 MHz $279.95 ???(was: $299.95)
- Encore/ST G4 1.0 GHz $429.95 ???(was: $499.95)
- Encore/ST G4 1.2 GHz $529.95 ???(was: $599.95)
The Encore/ST line of products is compatible with the following Macintosh models:
- Power Mac G4 (AGP Graphics)
- Power Mac G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)
- Power Mac G4 (Digital Audio)
- Power Mac G4 (QuickSilver 2001)
- Power Mac G4 Cube*
- Macintosh Server G4**
*Cube requires additional installation kit, and professional installation is highly recommended. Kit for Encore/ST G4 800 MHz and 1.2 GHz is available now; kit for 1.0 GHz will be available within 90 days.
**Equivalent to listed Power Mac G4 models; Xserve not supported.
All models of the Encore/ST carry 2MB of double data rate (DDR) L3 cache. This is the latest and fastest in memory technology, and is what Apple now employs on its G4 towers. Since it is the new Apple standard, DDR provides the highest level of hardware compatibility going forward, without the need for special software patches or updates.