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Sonnet intros dual 1.6GHz G4 CPU upgrade

updated 07:40 am EDT, Wed August 2, 2006

1.6GHz Encore/ST G4 Duet

Sonnet has upgraded its dual-processor G4 CPU upgrade line with the addition of a new Encore/ST G4 Duet 1.6GHz, which features faster performance using the latest PowerPC G4 (7447A) processor available. The chip features 512K SRAM on-chip L2 cache and requires Mac OS 9.2/Mac OS X 10.3.5 and higher (with full support for Mac OS X 10.4.x). The Encore/ST G4 Duet is compatible with the the Power Mac G4 AGP, Gigabit, Digital Audio, and QuickSilver models. The chips are plug-and-play without the need for jumpers or switches and carry a three-year warranty including free tech support. Available now, the upgrade joins the dual-1.8GHz G4 ($600) as the Encore/ST G4 Duet line for $500.

by MacNN Staff



  1. freakie

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Encore/ST G4 Duet

    I been using the Encore/ST G4 Duet dual-1.8GHz in my G4 Silverdoor and have never regretted the buy. I am able to run Apps like Motion 2 + Civilization IV and other games and apps that need 1.8GHz or faster. This G4 was a 867MHz and with the upgrade I have noticed the Mac start up 2x as fast Apps open quicker and any App that does real time editing like Final Cut rocks with this card.

  1. G4_Kessel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MDD woes...

    I really hate the fact that since I have a MDD machine, that I'm left out in the cold when it comes to CPU upgrades.

  1. bossep

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2x1.8 vs. 2x1.6

    I have now a Sonnet 1.2GHz Single CPU. I am considering to upgrade to one of the mentioned cpu's. Is it anyone who has tested both or have some experience? What difference will 0.2GHz make? I am doing a lot of Photoshop CS2. I have a Digital Audio. 1.5GB of RAM and SATA disks.

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