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Hot off the Product Press Release- NEWS

Sonnet Releases EncoreT/ST G4 1.4GHz upgrade kit for Power Macs and Servers.
July 28th, 2003

Sonnet Technologies, worldwide leader in upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh® computers, introduced the fastest processor Macintosh upgrade in its Encore product line with the announcement of the new EncoreT/ST G4 1.4 GHz for Power Mac® G4 machines. This upgrade utilizes the 745X series of Motorola G4 chips, has 2MB DDR (Double Data Rate) L3 backside cache, and delivers processor performance of up to four times that of the original systems.

In addition to the new 1.4 GHz model, the Encore/ST line also includes speeds of 800 MHz, 1.0 GHz, and 1.2 GHz. All four models are compatible with the following G4 systems that employ AGP graphics:

- Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics
- Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet
- Power Mac G4 Digital Audio
- Power Mac G4 Cube
- Power Mac G4 QuickSilver 733, 800DP, 867
- Power Mac G4 Servers (above equiv.)

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In order to work in both 100 MHz and 133 MHz bus speed machines, the new Encore/ST includes advanced technology that automatically detects the bus speeds of its host machine and sets the performance of its processor accordingly. The card integrates seamlessly with all software applications and supports all operating systems from Mac® OS 9.2 through OS X with no additional software required.

Pricing-
The Encore/ST G4 1.4 GHz has an estimated street price of $599.95. The Cube Dealer Installation Kit for this model will be available soon, and has an estimated street price of $59.95.

First hand experience-
If you'd like to see how the Sonnet Encore/ST performs, we tested the Encore/ST 1.25GHz in our new article series "How-to Upgrade your G4 PowerMac desktop". The review will be in segment two and we think you'll be very surprised on just how fast we can make your old G4 PowerMac.



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