PowerLogix announces 2.0 GHz PowerForce G4 CPU upgrade card for Apple Power Mac G4

PowerLogix today announced immediate availability of the 2.0 gigahertz (GHz) Single Processor PowerForce G4 7447A processor upgrade card.

The 2.0 GHz PowerForce G4 7447A utilizes the latest, fastest available FreeScale PowerPC 7447A and includes 512K of on-board L2 cache. It is immediately available for $399 from Other World Computing.

“Motorola/FreeScale’s new 7447/7447A G4 processor has allowed us to provide high-performance upgrades at an extremely competitive price,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC, master distributor for PowerLogix, in the press release. “In addition to performance, PowerLogix 7447A CPU upgrades are the lowest power-consuming and coolest-running upgrades in the industry. No competitor comes close.”

The card features an on-board thermal sensor and real-time thermal monitoring. Dynamic Frequency Switching (DFS) is also supported for significantly reduced power demand. These features enable the PowerForce G4 7447A to operate at high speed and highest power efficiency, for the coolest possible operation. No other product on the market has even one of these features, let alone the full combination.

CPU Director, PowerLogix’s proprietary software utility, is included with the card. CPU Director enables the user to monitor the most important parameters of their CPU upgrade — real-time and historical temperature data.

The 2.0 GHz PowerForce G4 7447A is available for Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio, Quicksilver and Quicksilver 2002 models. It is compatible with Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X 10.3.5 and higher (Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher is required for thermal monitoring and DFS features).

OWC also has available a 7447A 1.8 GHz for $339 and 7447A duals running from 1.2 to 1.8 GHz starting at $419.

“We are thrilled with the new product flow resulting from our relationship with a company so rich in design and engineering talent,” O’Connor said in the release. “These products are truly designed and produced as the best products on the market. We are so confident in the quality of these products, we offer a 30-day 100 percent money-back guarantee in addition to directly supporting the three-year warranty these products include when purchased from OWC or any authorized reseller of these products.”

PowerLogix products are available immediately through Other World Computing via its Web site at http://www.macsales.com/powerlogix


  1. phat: upgrades as mentioned above will work in your gigabit g4 tower. several companies make upgrades for the g4 towers and you can find a good amount of them at http://www.eshop.macsales.com.

    you might want to think about a video card upgrade too, if you still have the old ati rage 128 in there. something like a radeon 9200 would be pretty nice for a tower like that.

    MW: fact, as in “it is a fact that the g4 towers are VERY upgradable!” =)

  2. hey matt
    i have an old g4 500 – any issues on installing a dual card in there?
    and would i need to upgrade the video card too then
    my memory is at its max already
    any suggestions will be welcome

  3. apple won’t officially provide support for machines with upgrade cards. though, i’d be surprised if they didn’t work. the 900 Mhz G3 upgrade in my dad’s blue and white seems to work just fine. To be sure, I have not attempted an install of Tiger, which wouldn’t really change anything for him.

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