DayStar nPOWER Multiprocessing Upgrade

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Platforms Supported

  • Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 8600, 9500 and 9600
  • UMAX SuperMac J700, S900

This is the media accelerator for professionals. DayStar's nPOWER Multiprocessing upgrades deliver the world's fastest dual-processor media performance available for any Mac OS system and an extremely affordable TechWorks price! These powerful upgrades employ two PowerPC 604e processors for unparalleled speed.

Users desiring the fastest possible media performance, need multiprocessing performance. nPOWER makes it easy... simply open the cover, swap the nPOWER card with the current single processor card, and add the system extension. Then restart and fly off to new levels of productivity! No special skills are required. Compute intense Multiprocessing applications, such as Video, Prepress, and 3-D will see immediate gains of 2- to 3-times faster. Even single-processor applications will run faster with the newer faster 180 MHz processor.

nPOWER is the de facto standard for multiprocessing. This same technology, developed here at DayStar, has been licensed to Apple Computer and UMAX for their MP solutions. DayStar's nPOWER is only available through Techworks. So, when you need more media performance - more than you can get from even the fastest single-processor Mac OS system - turn to StarTeck at 770-564-5685 .

System Requirements:

  • Power Mac 7300, 7500, 7600, 8500, 9500, 8600, 9600 or Umax SuperMac S900 and J700
  • Requires Apple System 7.5.2 or greater (not included).

Included software

  • MP Library - A Mac OS System 7 extension
  • DayStar nPOWER System utilities
  • Multiprocessing Performance Extensions for:
    • Adobe Photoshop including
      - DayStar MP Booster and
      - DayStar MP Plus Pack
    • Adobe After Effects
    • Adobe Premiere
    • Kodak kcms/Photo CD
    • Apple QuickTime 2.5
    • Strata StudioPro Blitz (Support in Application)

Part Numbers:


nPOWER 360 - Dual 180 MHz PowerPC 604e


nPOWER 400 - Dual 200 MHz PowerPC 604e


nPOWER 450 - Dual 225 MHz PowerPC 604eev


nPOWER 466 - Dual 233 MHz PowerPC 604eev


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