DayStar PowerCard 601 PowerPC Processor Upgrade for Entry Level Macs

Platforms Supported

  • Macintosh® Performa, Quadra, and LC 470 series, 570 series, 580 series, 605, and 630 series

Developed in partnership with Apple Computer, the PowerCard 601 provides the best of both worlds for the entry level Mac. MacUser Magazine says that the 50/66 MHz PowerCard 601 "makes your Mac as fast as a Power Macintosh 6100/66."

The new 100 MHz PowerCard 601 boosts performance to 100 MHz Power Mac levels! Its PowerPC 601 processor accelerates your native applications up to six times faster than your 68040 software- transparently. And because the PowerCard 601 allows you to switch back to your Mac's 68040 processor simply by restarting, you can gain an extra level of flexibility not found with a new Power Macintosh.

The PowerCard 601 includes a 256K secondary cache that allows the card to run at full speed on your existing machine, even with the memory that you already have. The PowerCard 601 is user installable in just a few minutes in your home or office. It includes a complete upgrade kit - everything you will need to install the card, from chip puller, to photo-illustrated manual backed by our topflight technical support.

Operating Speeds:

  • 100 MHz PowerCard 601 support the 470 series, 570 series, 580 series, 605 and 630 series @100 MHz
  • 50/66 MHz PowerCard 601 support the 470 series and 605 @50 MHz
  • 50/66 MHz PowerCard 601 support the 570 series, 580 series and 630 series @66 MHz

Free software:

  • Apple System 7.5


100 MHz PowerCard 601
50/66 MHz PowerCard 601

Note: Above upgrade cards have been discontinued.

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