powerlogix price cuts and new upgrades

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mord, Jul 1, 2004.

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    Mord

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    www.powerlogix.com


    a few cuts in price and a new 1.1GHz g3 upgrade (would like to see a comparison with the sonnet 1GHz g4 (66MHz bus for B&W's))i would recommend the g3 for blue&Whites and the sonnet for beige's
     
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    I think in some functions the G3 @ 100 bus would cream the G4 at 66. But you cannot compete with Altivec. There is a lot of the core OS that utilizes Altivec. That performance hit for the 66 bus on a B&W is made up for with the G4.
    Take ripping a CD. The G4 just wins hands down. I have a 400 G$ powerbook and a 500 G3 powerbook. The G4 beats it by 50% on the same song.

    But on non-altivec stuff, the G3 will often be gfaster for me.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors G4

    Mord

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    but the bus bottle necks it so very very much i remember reading a review of the sonnet from a guy who upgraded from a 500MHz g4 and he said it felt more like a downgrade in some areas.


    I have a Blue&White G3 and i am going to get an XLR8 daystar 600MHz g4 for it thats certifyed at 650MHz and only costs $200
     
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    My blue and white G3 often outworks my dual G4 on one processor since I got my PowerLogix G3/800 upgrade. Both run at 800 MHz but only those things which are AltiVec-enhanced really shine on the dual G4. I'd like to see if the 1.1 GHz G3 is still better but it's a lot of money for the moment.
     

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