Proc upgrade question...

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by spinner, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. spinner macrumors regular

    Jan 16, 2002
    South Dakota
    I am thinking about upgrading my 350MHz B&W G3. I was looking at the Sonnet Encore G4 500 $299, Encore G3 500 $169, and the PowerLogix PowerForce G3 ZIF 800MHz $299. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these companies or these upgrade cards specifically. I was kind of between the two G3 cards because I don't run any Altivec enhanced software. Your comments are greatly appreciated. :D
  2. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    If all you are doing is light duty work the Mhz might matter more then the G4 in that case I would go for the 800Mhz G3 upgrade.
  3. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I'll go against the grain and say go for the G4 500. Many tasks done by the OS are Altivec optimized plus you never know when Apple might decide to pull the plug on the G3 support. Although the 800 G3 may be faster, the G4 might give you more life.

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