Other World Computing Launches New Mercury Extreme G4/1.25GHz Processor Upgrade Guaranteed to Operate at Speeds up to 1.467GHz

OWC also introduces referral program and lowers pricing of existing 150-hour limited service plan

Jan 5, 2004 | Woodstock, IL and San Francisco, CA


Other World Computing (OWC) today announced a new Mercury Extreme G4/1.25 Gigahertz (GHz) processor upgrade that is guaranteed by OWC to run at actual clock speeds of up to 1.467GHz. Today’s announcement was made by OWC at the Macworld Conference & Expo, being held January 5-9, 2004 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, where the company is exhibiting in booth #2233.

This addition to the popular line of AGP processor upgrades replaces OWC’s prior 1.25-1.26GHz Mercury Extreme model and uses Motorola’s new PowerPC G4 7455B 1.25GHz processor. It is immediately available online from OWC for only $429.99, allowing the new cards to offer top-notch performance at a mid-range price point.

“We’ve found that Motorola has been very conservative with the speed marked on its 1.25GHz G4/7455B processors,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “We’ve been able to establish a design and burn-in process allowing us to guarantee that our new Extreme model using this processor will safely operate at speeds of up to 1.467GHz. We are very confident that all our Mercury Extreme models are priced to give the maximum performance for the price, but this new 1.25-1.467GHz card offers even more for the money. It’s already an ‘extreme’ value for a 1.25GHz card, and the fact that you can run it at up to 1.467GHz is simply an incredible added bonus.”

The OWC Mercury G4 Extreme line offers cost-effective, easy to install plug and play solutions to increase the performance of Apple PowerMac G4 models. Requiring no software enablers, OWC’s Mercury Extreme processor upgrades are completely compatible with all Macintosh software and operating systems. Additionally, these upgrades can make it possible to utilize certain application features or run entire applications that require higher processing speeds than many stock processors provide.

OWC Mercury Extreme G4 processor upgrades are backed by a three-year warranty and a 30-day 100 percent money-back guarantee. Each Extreme G4 processor upgrade features 256 Kilobytes of 1:1 L2 cache on-chip and 2 Megabytes (MBs) of high-speed SPD or DDR L3 Cache. They are compatible with Apple PowerMac G4 AGP Graphics (Sawtooth), Gigabit Ethernet, Digital Audio and Quicksilver models and support Mac OS 9.2.1 and higher, as well as all OS X versions up to and including the latest 10.3.x “Panther” versions.

For complete specs and additional information on the Mercury Extreme G4 line, please visit /Extreme. Digital photographs of all OWC products, as well as digital copies of OWC logos, are available for download from the online newsroom at /NewsRoom/.


About OWC

Founded in 1988, Other World Computing (OWC), is a trusted provider of premium technology solutions tailored to enable creators and tech enthusiasts to bring their unique visions to life. The company develops high-performance end-to-end tools catering to a global community of creators at all levels of their craft, from Capture to Creation to Collaboration. The mission of extending the useful life of existing technology is a demonstration of the company's commitment to a more sustainable world. The core value of Other World Computing is to design and manufacture industry-leading products that deliver excellence and are built to last for minimal environmental impact.

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