Daystar Technology, an Apple Authorized Reseller and Mac Technology Integrator, announced today, that it has expanded its iMac Flat Panel CPU upgrade line, announced last month. The upgrade previously was limited to 1.35 GHz for the earlier iMac 700/800 MHz systems. The company now is able to offer 1.92 GHz upgrades for owners of the later model 1.0 and 1.25 GHz iMac Flat Panel systems.
The upgrades utilize the most powerful G4 CPUs available today. In additional to nearly double the CPU cylces, the upgrades also double the high-performance L2 cache size from 256 KB to 512 KB. The net result is more than 2x real-world performance for all iMac Flat Panel owners.
Daystar is using the latest and highest performing 74x series CPUs available today, the Freescale 7457 and 7447A. The CPU outperforms any 745x shipped by Apple, and boasts a large 512 KB internal L2 cache. The large cache allows the iMac G4 to perform at full speed, even without an external L3 cache.
Like the MAChSpeed G4 Pismo and Lombard upgrades, the iMac Flat Panel upgrade is a full system upgrade. The user orders on line, then sends their system to Daystar via Daystar’s custom shipping container. Daystar has enhance this option, by offering free US Ground 3-way shipping on all orders.
The Cost of the upgrade is dependent on the speed:
• 1.35 GHZ (7457) for the iMac 700 / 800 MHz is $ 548
• 1.92 GHZ (7447A) for the iMac 1.0 / 1.25 GHz is $ 588
• xBench 1.2 Scores jump from the mid teens to the high 50’s, surpassing the fastest iMac G4, and some iMac G5s.
• Double performance for all OS operations and applications.
• Highest qualified G4 CPUs available, rated to 105c!
• Factory installation via Apple Certified Technicians.
• Daystar 21 point system test and diagnostics, with overnight burn-in tests.
• Effortless shipping with Daystar’s custom box and prepaid shipping options.
• Compatible with any Mac OS since 9.2. Including Tiger 10.4.x.
• Supports dual boot systems – works with everything you own.
• Includes XLR8 MAChSpeed Control for exclusive G4 performance / compatibility.
• All upgrades warranted at speed sold, with Daystar’s exclusive 90/728 warranty program.
More info here.