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The Daystar/XLR8 MACh Speed G4 ZIF 550 features a 550 MHz PowerPC 7410 (G4) processor with the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector processing unit and 1 MB of backside cache. The card plugs into the ZIF socket provided by the Power Macintosh G3 series, replacing the original processor card. Like the MACh Speed G3 ZIF, all upgrade cards in the MACh Speed G4 ZIF series have switches that can be used to adjust both the backside bus speed and ratio.
|Introduction Date:||January 1, 2003||Discontinued Date:||N/A|
|Processor Type:||PowerPC 7410 (G4) 1.||Processor Speed:||550 MHz|
|Card Type:||ZIF socket||Speed Control:||Variable|
|Relative Speed Boost:||2.3x 2.||FPU (Integrated):||PowerPC 7410 (G4) 1.|
|Backside Bus Speed:||250 MHz||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 G3 3.||Supported MacOS:||8.1-X+ 4.|
|Original Price:||$399 US||Est. Current Price:||$199 US|
The PPC G4 includes the AltiVec "Velocity Engine" vector
2. Maximum speed boost as provided by manufacturer.
3. Includes all Power Macintosh G3 models. Translucents also supported.
4. Apple provides no official support for third-party upgrade cards.
5. Photo Credit: Daystar/XLR8.