PARIS, FRANCE–September 12, 2006–APPLE EXPO–Sonnet Technologies, a
leader in upgrades for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital
music players, announces a new line of dual processor upgrade
cards–the Encore/MDX G4 Duet 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz–the first
high-speed processor cards for Apple’s popular Power Mac G4 MDD
(Mirrored Drive Door) and Xserve G4.
The Encore/MDX G4 Duet comes complete for installation into either
tower or server. The original MDDs and G4 XServes were shipped in
2003 and 2004 in single and dual cpu configurations starting at 867
MHz and 1GHz, respectively. States Robert Farnsworth, Sonnet CEO,
“Like all of our cpu upgrades, the Encore/MDX is a simple and
economical speed bump for someone invested in a hardware and software
configuration. Upgrading a single 1GHz to a dual 1.8 GHz can yield
significant performance improvements.”
Encore/MDX G4 Duet upgrades are based on the Freescale Semiconductor
(formerly a division of Motorola) PowerPCG4 7447A processors,
featuring 512K of SRAM on-chip L2 cache per processor. They are
compatible with Mac OS 9.2, and Mac OS X Version 10.3.5 and higher.
Each upgrade includes a factory-attached heat sink, fan, and mounting
bracket for either MDD or Xserve installation.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The Encore/MDX G4 Duet line will be available in early October with
the following retail prices:
Encore/MDX G4 Duet 1.6 GHz (Part No. XG4D-1600) — USD $499.95
Encore/MDX G4 Duet 1.8 GHz (Part No. XG4D-1800) — USD $599.95
For more information on the Encore/MDX G4 Duet line, please visit the
Sonnet web site at: (http://www.sonnettech.com/product/encoremdx.html)
The Encore/MDX G4 Duet 1.6 GHz (Part No. XG4D-1600) and Encore/MDX G4
Duet 1.8 GHz (Part No. XG4D-1800) are compatible with the following
Power Mac and Xserve models:
– Power Mac G4 MDD (all models)
– Xserve (all G4 models)
Mac OS Compatibility
The Encore/MDX G4 Duet 1.6 GHz and 1.8 GHz supports Mac OS X Version
10.3.5 or later, or Mac OS 9.2.
About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.
Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards, Serial ATA storage
solutions, premium FM transmitters, and other enhancement products
for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital music players. Sonnet
is the largest producer of PowerPC processor-based products in the
computer industry. Founded in 1986, Sonnet offers processor upgrades
for most Macintosh models. To locate an authorized reseller or
purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at
(http://www.sonnettech.com), or call the company at 1-949-587-3500.