updated 08:30 am EST, Tue January 31, 2006
Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.8GHz
Sonnet Technologies today began shipping its new top-of-the-line dual processor upgrade: the Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.8GHz (Part No. SG4D-1800) is now available for most "Sawtooth" Power Mac G4 systems, including AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and QuickSilver models. Priced the same as the 1.7GHz dual processor upgrade it replaces, the upgrade uses the latest and fastest PowerPC G4 7447A processors from Freescale Semiconductor, features 512K of SRAM on-chip L2 cache and is compatible with Mac OS 9.2/X 10.3.5. The Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.8GHz auto-configures to its host Mac without the need for switches or jumpers. It carries a three-year warranty, includes free technical support, and is available for $600. The company is also offering its single-CPU upgrades for $400 (1.8GHz), $300 (1.4GHz, $50 drop), $260 (1.33GHz, $40 drop), $240 (1.2GHz), and $200 (1.0GHz).