Sonnet Encore/ST G4 1GHz Processor - Upgrade - SG4-1000-2M

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Really Not Worth The Money

by RathBone on 10/2/2007

I put this Sonnet 1GHz upgrade into my old G4-Sawtooth-500MHz machine. The installation was a snap but I don't see any noticeable increase in speed at all. The machine does not boot any faster and applications still take a long time to load and give me the spinning ball while they load. I expected to see a very significant speed increase going from 500MHz to 1GHz but it's so subtle as to be almost invisible. I admit that the 100MHz bus of the Sawtooth might be a factor but I would urge buyers to spend more money and get a faster CPU if you can afford it. If you have at least 500MHz now and a decently fast hard drive I would not recommend this CPU as an upgrade.

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Don't Expect Great Speed Increase

by Sodapoppa on 10/4/2007

I upgraded my old G4-500MHz PowerPC with this CPU and the speed increase is barely noticeable in most things. The machine does not boot to the desktop any quicker and I still get the spinning ball when loading large applications, but some videos on the internet that would not play before will play very smoothly now. If you are looking for a really big increase in speed this will not satisfy you, so spend more money and go for the 1.8GHz processor if your budget allows it. The CPU is very easy to install and the whole upgrade took me less than five minutes to do. It is ok but just did not provide enough of a speed increase for me.

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Product Overview

The Sonnet Encore/ST G4 processor upgrade card can accelerate the performance of your Power Mac G4 with significant speed gains over your original processor! With an Encore/ST G4 installed, your system will fully exploit today's industry-leading applications, and will easily handle OS X's increased processing demands. Designed with the maximum cache supported by the processor, the Encore/ST G4 delivers the ultimate in processing power to your compatible computer for a small fraction of the price of a new system.

Specifications

Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies
Mfg Part# SG4-1000-2M
SKU 10329035
UPC 732311002441
UPC 14 00732311002441
Features
Product Type Processor Upgrade
Manufacturer Part Number SG4-1000-2M
Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies, Inc
Product Model G4
Product Name Encore/ST G4 1GHz Processor - Upgrade
Product Line Encore
Brand Name Sonnet
Compatibility Apple Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, QuickSilver 2001, QuickSilver 2002,Apple Macintosh G4 Server
Clock Speed 1 GHz
L2 Cache 256 KB
L3 Cache 2 MB
Processor Core Single-core (1 Core)
Processor Manufacturer Sonnet
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Product Type Processor Upgrade
Manufacturer Part Number SG4-1000-2M
Manufacturer Website Address www.sonnettech.com
Manufacturer Sonnet Technologies, Inc
Product Model G4
Product Name Encore/ST G4 1GHz Processor - Upgrade
Product Line Encore
Brand Name Sonnet
Additional Information Data Rate: 2GB/sec Configured with maximum cache supported by processor Maximize performance for a fraction of the price of a new system Auto-configures to host system Up to 1.0GHz G4 745X processor
Compatibility Apple Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, QuickSilver 2001, QuickSilver 2002, / Apple Macintosh G4 Server
Platform Support Mac
Clock Speed 1 GHz
L2 Cache 256 KB
L3 Cache 2 MB
Processor Core Single-core
Processor Manufacturer Sonnet
Standard Warranty 3 Year
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