MAXPower G4/7449 CPU upgrades for PowerMac G4s

Woodstock, Ill. — Newer Technology announced CPU upgrades for Power Macintosh G4 models.

The MAXPower G4/7448 Single and Dual Processor Upgrades start at US$399 for Power Macintosh G4 AGP Graphics/Sawtooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital/Audio, or Quicksilver model computers. The company said in a news release they are the only available and shipping G4 7448 processor upgrades, delivering better performance than even new Intel-based Macintosh systems as well as up to 40 per cent faster performance over competing 7447A processor upgrades.

MAXPower G4/7448 Processor Upgrades utilize Freescale 7448 processors and are completely compatible with existing hardware, application software, and OS 9.2.2 and OS X 10.3.5 or later, the company said.

They come in four configurations: 1.8GHz single, 2.0GHz single, 1.7-1.73GHz dual and 1.8GHz dual processors.

Performance increases are achieved with a strategic set of engineering enhancements, including 1MB of on-chip L2 cache fully pipelined for two-cycle throughput, a full implementation of AltiVec technology featuring enhanced support for out-of-order instruction, and the use of 90 nanometer silicon on insulator (SOI) CMOS process technology to increase clock and bus speeds while reducing power requirements.

MAXPower Processor Upgrades are said to be easily installed in 10 minutes or less and offer a hassle-free solution to obtaining a huge boost in G4 performance.

“Apple built the PowerMac G4 to last and our new MaxPower G4/7448 Processor Upgrades give these systems an unprecedented level of processing power,” said Larry O’Connor, president of Newer Technology. “Using less power and running cooler than the competition, no other G4 processor upgrade even comes close to MAXPower’s capabilities.”

The company offers a 30-day 100 percent money back guarantee in addition to the three-year warranty when purchased through distributor Other World Computing, or a NewerTech authorized reseller.

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