XLR8 Announces Production of Its New G3Z ZIF Upgrade Cards; Advanced Upgrade Cards for Apple PowerMac G3 Systems Enable Mac G3 Users to Experience Nearly Twice the Processing Performance.WICHITA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 3, 1998--XLR8(TM), by Interex, today announced the production of its MACh Speed G3Z, an advanced family of processor upgrade cards for Apple's highly popular PowerMac G3 computers. The MACh Speed G3Z family is the second round of products to come from XLR XLR X-linked lymphocyte regulated
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(hardware, processor) backside cache . (The 300 MHz is available in both 1 MB and 512K cache sizes.) XLR8's G3Z cards feature tremendously easy installation. Users simply pop off the metal clip that attaches the heatsink, lift the lever that releases the processor pins, and snap the card into the zero insertion force (hardware) Zero Insertion Force - (ZIF) A kind of socket for integrated circuits. A ZIF socket can be opened and closed by means of a lever or screw. When open, there the chip may be placed in the socket without any pressure at all, the socket is then closed, causing its contacts socket that is provided on the motherboards of all PowerMac G3 computers. The entire process takes only a few minutes from start to finish.
As with all XLR8's upgrade products, the new G3Z features XLR8's exclusive, MVP (Multimedia Video Processor) A high-speed DSP chip from Texas Instruments, introduced in 1994. Officially introduced as the TMS320C80, it combines RISC technology with the functionality of four DSPs on one chip. (TM) (Multiple Variable Processing) technology. This feature allows users the most flexibility on the market, for optimizing Bus, CPU CPU
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Principal component of a digital computer, composed of a control unit, an instruction-decoding unit, and an arithmetic-logic unit. and cache speeds. Each G3Z also comes with two utility software programs. The XLR8 Processor Info Utility allows interactive feedback of card settings including current CPU temperature. Multiple setting and easy control of the MACh Speed's backside cache is achieved through the MACh Speed G3 Control software. In addition, the G3Z comes with a well illustrated, 68-page, comprehensive manual and will ship in XLR8's new, innovative designed packaging.
MacBench 4.0 scores reflect that users can nearly double their computer speed with the new MACh Speed G3Z upgrade; potentially raising any existing PowerMac G3 computer performance to higher levels than that of any new Mac G3 model. Jack Kolk, XLR8's Director of Sales and Marketing commented, "With the availability of the new high speed, copper-based PowerPC(TM) 750 processors from IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , we expect to see the Power users upgrade quickly to these powerful upgrade cards."
MacBench 4.0 Scores (Pre-Set Shipping Configurations)
MACh Speed G3Z, 400/200/1M: 1416
MACh Speed G3Z, 366/183/1M: 1298
MACh Speed G3Z, 333/166/1M: 1178
MACh Speed G3Z, 300/200/1M: 1099
The MACh Speed G3Z ZIF cards are compatible with the following G3 systems: Apple PowerMac G3, All-In-One, Mini-Tower, Tower and Desktop.
The following are street prices for the MACh Speed G3Z cards:
MACh Speed G3Z 400 MHz/1M: $1649
MACh Speed G3Z 366 MHz/1M: $1349
MACh Speed G3Z 333 MHz/1M: $1149
MACh Speed G3Z 300 MHz/1M: $949
MACh Speed G3Z 300 MHz/512K: $599
For technical support, contact XLR8 at 1-800-513-9744. For more information on XLR8 products, contact XLR8 at 316-636-5544 or visit their website at www.xlr8.com.
About XLR8 by Interex
XLR8 is a division of the 16-year connectivity leader, Interex. XLR8 provides leading performance enhancement solutions for the Macintosh environment. Every XLR8 product includes toll-free technical support and a two-year limited warranty Limited warranty
A warranty with certain conditions and limitations on the parts covered, type of damage covered, and/or time period for which the agreement is good. . XLR8 and Interex products are available in more than 15,000 computer superstores, mass merchants, wholesale clubs, computer electronic superstores, wholesale distributors, resellers and online catalogs worldwide, including the following channels and more: Comp USA, Computer Town, Cyberian Outpost Cyberian Outpost was an online vendor of discount computer hardware and software, and was one of the first successful online retailers. CybOut was founded in 1994 by Darryl Peck and announced its IPO in 1998 (NASDAQ: COOL). , Fry's Electronics, Ingram Micro, Micro Center, Micro Warehouse, Other World Computing, and PBS/Microage/Clubmac.