updated 01:50 pm EST, Thu December 15, 2005
1.7GHz Encore G4 uprade
Sonnet Technologies today began shipping its top-of-the-line dual-processor upgrade: the is available for most "Sawtooth" Power Mac G4 systems, including AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and QuickSilver models. "This product represents a new high point in performance and value in Sonnet's most popular line of processor upgrades; it is priced the same as the 1.3 GHz dual processor upgrade it replaces," according to the company. The upgrade is based on the Freescale's PowerPC G4 7447A processors--used in Apple's current PowerBook line--and features 512K of SRAM on-chip L2 cache and is compatible with Mac OS 9.2, and Mac OS X 10.3.5 and higher. All Encore/ST G4 upgrades for Power Mac G4 tower computers include a factory-attached heat sink and fit seamlessly into all supported systems. The Encore/ST G4 Duet model carries a three-year warranty, includes free technical support, and is available now for $600.