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The Daystar/XLR8 MACh Speed G4 550 'Sawtooth' features a 550 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB backside cache. The card plugs into the processor socket provided by AGP-based, 100 MHz bus models in the Power Macintosh G4 series, replacing the original processor card. All upgrade cards in this series are designed so that both the bus and backside cache ratios can be adjusted.
|Introduction Date:||January 1, 2003||Discontinued Date:||N/A|
|Processor Type:||PowerPC 7410 (G4)||Processor Speed:||550 MHz|
|Card Type:||G4 Processor Card||Speed Control:||Variable|
|Relative Speed Boost:||1.65x 1.||FPU (Integrated):||PowerPC 7410 (G4)|
|Backside Bus Speed:||275 MHz (2:1)||Data Path:||64-bit|
|Level 1 Cache:||64k||Level 2 Cache:||1 MB (backside)|
|RAM Type:||N/A||VRAM Type:||N/A|
|Standard RAM:||N/A||Maximum RAM:||N/A|
|Onboard RAM:||None||RAM Slots:||N/A|
|Standard VRAM:||N/A||Maximum VRAM:||N/A|
|Supported Systems:||Power Macintosh G4 2.||Supported MacOS:||9.0-X+ 3.|
|Original Price:||$299 US||Est. Current Price:||$149 US|
Maximum speed boost as provided by manufacturer.
2. Incl. all AGP-based, 100 MHz bus models in the Power Mac G4 series.
3. Apple provides no official support for third-party upgrade cards.
4. Photo Credit: Daystar/XLR8.