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For Immediate Release, May 25, 2004                    Click for Print Friendly Version

Daystar Delivers "Quicksilver" G4 Performance for Under $200...
PowerPC G4 Upgrade for the Power Macintosh G3.
XLR8 MAChSpeed ZIF Mac CPU upgrade uses large backside cache to turbocharge
its 600 MHz upgrade to 733 MHz equivalent G4 speeds.

Atlanta, Georgia, May 25, 2004: Daystar Technology, a leading Macintosh Technology Integrator, has expanded the XLR8 upgrade technology to deliver new "value-priced", high performance upgrades for Power Macintosh G3 owners.

Combining technologies from Daystar and XLR8, the new upgrade utilizes the proven performance of the backside cache, to turbocharge its MAChSpeed G4 ZIF upgrade. The resulting upgrade delivers a 600 MHz upgrade that rivals the Power Macintosh G4 'QuickSilver' 733 system. Power Macintosh G3 speed improvements range for 2.5x in normal applications, to 8x in OSX optimized applications.

"We wanted to provide an upgrade that delivers leading edge OSX G4 performance at an affordable price. We saw an opportunity with the current version of the 7410 CPU. The loss of the backside cache in the more expensive 7450 series, severely impacted performance of CPUs in the 700-933 MHz range. Expanding the performance of the 7410 allows us to deliver a high level performance at a reasonable cost," said Gary Dailey, president of Daystar. " Additionally, this is the only upgrade that can perform at full system bus speeds, at 600 MHz, in both the Blue&White and Beige systems."

MAChSpeed G4 ZIF Standard Pricing
Fully compatible with OS9 and OSX in any Power Macintosh G3 system (and the Power Macintosh G4 PCI)

XLR8 Product

Part No



MAChSpeed G4 ZIF 500/600
w/ 250 MHz Backside Cache


600 MHz

$     199

MAChSpeed G4 ZIF Technology
The MAChSpeed 500/600 G4 ZIF utilizes the Motorola 7410500LE PowerPC G4 CPU. The advantages of this CPU being its ability to utilize a large backside cache, a proven performance enhancement in Apple based systems. The XLR8 design uses the higher-power, special application specification from Motorola to enable the CPU at 600 MHz.

The MAChSpeed G4 ZIF is user installable in minutes, and includes the XLR8 MAChSpeed Control software which provides exclusive compatibility for the 'beige' Power Macintosh G3 owners. MAChSpeed Control also provides automated background CPU/cache profiling and testing on each system boot, ensuring a robust computing experience.

More Information
The MAChSpeed G4 ZIF product sheet is available at:

The MAChSpeed G4 ZIF information FAQ is available at: http://daystartechnology.com/support/downloads/download-xlr8/documents/faqs/faq_info_g4z.html

The MAChSpeed G4 ZIF products are available for purchase at:

About Daystar and XLR8 Brand Products
Daystar Technology is a Macintosh Technology Integrator. Daystar specializes in developing custom solutions, and integrating leading performance technologies for consumers, enterprise and graphics professionals. The company operates as an Apple Authorized Reseller and Service center for local clients, and maintains a staff of Apple certified technicians. Daystar is also the designer and manufacturer of XLR8 brand products. With its history from the early days of the Mac as DayStar Digital, Inc., the company continues to deliver the best of the best for the Apple based computing platform.

Daystar currently distributes XLR8 brand products and select, qualified performance and expansion products via its web store at http://Daystar-Store.com, via eBay and select resellers. Daystar offers a wide array of Apple performance products. It also sells and services Apple products via its store-front in Buford, Georgia.

Additional information on Daystar Technology and XLR8 can be found via the Daystar website at: http://daystartechnology.com/about/ and http://daystartechnology.com/news/


Apple Authorized ResellerApple Authorized Service Provider
Daystar Technology specializes in Macintosh and PowerBook CPU Upgrades. As a leader in Mac CPU upgrades, Daystar also provides world class certified service and new system sales. Daystar reserves the right to adjust, change or modify its policies, products and specifications at any time.