PowerLogix and OWC Announce G3 Processor Upgrade for Original PCI-based Macs

1GHz PowerForce 750GX is the fastest processor ever offered for second-generation Apple Power Macintosh computers

Jan 6, 2005 | Austin, TX and Woodstock, IL


PowerLogix and Other World Computing (OWC) today announced the PowerForce 750GX G3 processor upgrade for original PCI-based Apple Power Macintosh computers. It is immediately available for $239.99 through OWC, the exclusive distributor of PowerLogix products. The 1.0 Gigahertz (GHz) PCI 750GX is the latest addition to the award-winning PowerForce G3 processor line and the fastest upgrade option ever produced for legacy PCI Power Mac models. It operates at 1GHz and includes 1.0 Megabytes (MB) of L2 cache, also running at 1GHz. The PowerForce 750GX utilizes the 20x bus multiplier of the IBM PowerPC 750GX processor to allow older PCI-based Power Macs to reach 1GHz speeds.

“The PowerForce 750GX allows older Power Macs to operate at modern CPU (central processing unit) speeds, extending the life of these machines at minimal expense,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “And not only can users of the original PCI-based Macs now work faster and more effectively than ever, since the card is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 and higher, they’ll also have the added benefit of using the operating system of their choice. This includes Mac OS X, which is simply phenomenal, especially when used with OWC’s XPostFacto.”

A descendent of the original PowerForce G3 (which was previously given the honor of “Editor's Choice” by Macworld Magazine), the PowerForce 750GX is compatible with the 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500 and 9600 models from Apple Computer. It is also compatible with select Power Computing and Umax clones. Additional features of the PowerForce 750GX include a built-in fan sink to provide necessary CPU cooling, fail-safe protection circuitry (in case the card is not fully plugged into the motherboard CPU slot), CPU Director software for adjusting speeds on the fly and compatibility with add-on PCI cards. For more information, please visit or email

About PowerLogix
First to market in every significant Macintosh CPU upgrade product during the past five years, PowerLogix designs and manufactures innovative products for maximum performance from second generation and newer Apple Power Mac computers and clones. For more information, contact PowerLogix at 8701 W. Parmer Lane #1120, Austin, Texas 78729; 512-401-9902; or visit its Web site at


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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