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The Performance Edge: Santa Sonnet - Sonnet's Holiday Price Cuts And The New Price/Performance Equation
Sonnet has come out with a series of prices cuts ranging from $50 to $100 on 12 of its G3 upgrade cards - just in time for chirstmas. Below we explore what performance gain you will see with these cards installed in the machines they are made for. We also take a comparative look at the price/performance equation of each card.
New Prices and the Machines The Cards Are Intended For

Note: It may be some days after this is posted that new prices will be reflected at retailers

Encore G3 500/1M
Old Price $799.95 New Price $699.95
Power Mac G3 desktops
G3 Towers
G3 Servers
Blue & White G3s

Crescendo G3/PCI 266/512K
Old Price $249.95 New Price $199.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 300/512K
Old Price $299.95 New Price $249.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 300/1M
Old Price $349.95 New Price$299.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 400/1M
Old Price $499.95 New Price $399.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 466/1M
Old Price $649.95 New Price $599.95

Crescendo G3/PCI 500/1M
Old Price $799.95 New Price $699.95

Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8515, 8600, 9500, 9515, 9600
Workgroup Server 7350, 8550, 9650
Power Computing PowerCenter, PowerCenter Pro, PowerTower, PowerTower Pro, PowerWave, PowerCurve
UMAX J700/S900
DayStar Genesis 360, 400, 528, 600, 720, 800, 900, 932
Mactell XB-Pro

Crescendo G3/NuBus 300/1M
Old Price $399.95 New Price $349.95

Crescendo G3/NuBus 400/1M
Old Price $599.95 New Price $499.95

Power Mac 6100, 7100, 8100
Performa 611X
Workgroup Server 6150, 8150, 9150
Radius 81/110
Power Computing Power 100, Power 120

Crescendo G3 250/512 for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $249.95 New Price $199.95

Crescendo G3 300/512K for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $299.95 New Price $249.95

Crescendo G3 300/1M for PCI/L2 Macs
Old Price $349.95 New Price $299.95

Power Mac 4400, 5400, 5500*, 6400, 6500*, 7220
Performa 5400, 5410, 5420, 5430, 5440, 6360, 6400, 6410, 6420
20th Anniversary Mac*
Power Computing PowerBase Desktop
Motorola StarMax 3000, 4000

* The Crescendo G3/L2 400/1M will support only Mac models that have a 50 MHz bus speed as indicated with asterisk.

Previous Sonnet Prices

What kind of performance gain are you getting for the money you'll be shelling out for the various cards?......

Benchmarks marked in Bold were done by MacSpeedZone ones marked in Red are from the manufacturer



And how much do you pay per performance point (price divided by performance score) ....

Previous Sonnet Price/Performance Numbers

For Great Prices On Upgrades Check The Vendors Below
Processor Upgrades Graphics Cards Hard Drives & Optical Drives
PowerMax PowerMax 4AllMemory PowerMax
Small Dog Small Dog Small Dog

SCSI, Firewire USB Cards RAM Closeout, Used & Refurbished Macs
MacConnection 4AllMemory AppleSmall Dog

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PowerMax (refurb) PowerMax (used)

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