OWC announces 1.5Ghz G4 processor upgrades

Other World Computing (OWC) today announced that the top-end model of its Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrade line now supplies up to 1.5 Gigahertz (GHz) of plug-and-play performance to PowerMac G4 models. OWC has also reduced prices by as much as $40 on select Mercury Extreme G4 models.

A simple replacement upgrade for older, slower processors, the Mercury Extreme G4 line features Tantalum-dipped components and an ultra-quiet custom cooling system with a pre-attached heat-sink and fan in order to maximize the reliability and longevity of the upgrade.

The new pricing is as follows:
* OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.0GHz – $329.99 (was $349.99),
* OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.33GHz – $399.99 (was $419.99),
* OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.25-1.4GHz – $439.99 (was $449.99),
* OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4-1.467GHz – $499.99 (was $539.99), and
* OWC Mercury Extreme G4/1.4-1.5GHz – $529.99 (was $549.99).

“Extreme speed at an extreme value and generating extreme satisfaction for our customers is what our Mercury Extreme G4 line is all about,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “When dealing with processor speeds every little bit makes a difference, and it’s great to be the first to bring reliable, guaranteed G4/1.5GHz operation to those Mac users who need a serious speed boost. These cards have been reviewed and highly recommended in major publications, and we’re now pleased to offer increased affordability as well.”

All Mercury Extreme G4 upgrades feature 256 Kilobytes of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2 Megabytes of high-speed L3 Cache. They are compatible with Apple PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver models and support Mac OS 9.2.1 and higher, as well as OS X and higher, including all 10.3.x versions. Each Extreme G4 processor upgrade is backed by a three-year warranty and a 30-day 100 percent money-back guarantee.

Complete pricing, ordering and availability information for Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades are available online at [url=http://www.macsales.com/extreme]http://www.macsales.com/extreme[/url]


  1. May be last year but it is a great way to add another year or two to that Digital Audio or Quicksilver. My 733 is running at Mercury Extreme 1.47 and i have no sleep issues and play Ut2003 and it looks great. and my 3 year old machine can smoke any brand new imac,powerbook,emac,ibook need i say more? maybe ill give it a 9800 and keep it one more year or two.

  2. Lack of DDR does not hurt the G4 PMs. The FSB never gave them a fat enough pipe to feed the ram.

    I sold my MDD and got a QS and a new Cyclocross bike with the money. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

    PowerLogix is saying we will get G5 upgrades some day too. They will suffer from a bottleneck for sure, but it should still make a QS or DA faster.

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