updated 12:05 am EST, Fri January 23, 2004
Encore/ZIF G4 reaches 1GHz
Sonnet today announced it is shipping its , which are compatible with the Blue & White and G4 PCI Graphics Power Macs (as well as Beige G3 Power Macs). Sonnet says that these are "the only G4 upgrades to extend Blue & White and G4 PCI Graphics machine performance beyond 500MHz." The new Encore models utilize the 745X series of Motorola G4 processors, with 256KB L2 and 1MB of SDR L3 cache. The 800MHz version is $350, while the 1GHz version is $500. They carry a three-year warranty. The company also lowered the price of its 700MHz model to $300 ($50 drop).