DayStar 80 MHz PowerPro 601 Processor Upgrade for '040 Desktop Macs

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The PowerPro 601 with RAM Expansion offers all of the features of the standard PowerPro 601 - plus it has four 80 MHz PowerPro 601 Imagestandard 72-pin SIMM connectors allowing you to install up to 128 MB of additional system memory. This additional memory is simply added to the memory that you already have, and it is available in either PowerPC or 68040 modes. Because it operates at 64-bit speeds when memory is added, it's an excellent upgrade for imaging acceleration!

The PowerPro 601 with RAM Expansion is an incredibly cost effective alternative to purchasing a new PowerPC based machine. The PowerPro 601 is a plug-and-play solution that provides 8100/80 level performance while saving you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of purchasing a new similar speed machine.

The PowerPro 601 protects your investment in your desktop Mac. The PowerPro provides a built-in secondary cache that allows your current machine to run at full Power Macintosh speed. Unlike a new Power Mac, the PowerPro 601 works with your existing memory, so there are no hidden costs. The PowerPro 601 simply plugs into the Quadra or Centris PDS expansion slot. You are up and running in minutes.

The PowerPro 601 offers you the best of both worlds by using PowerPC technology licensed from Apple, and by giving you the ability to switch to the motherboard 68040 for an extra level of compatibility not found with PowerPC based computers.

System Requirements:

  • Requires Apple System 7.5 or greater (not included).
  • Options: RAM Expansion: Allows for up to 128 MB of 64 bit wide system memory expansion using standard 72-pin, 80ns SIMMs

Free software:

  • DayStar's PowerPreview
  • PowerPC Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop
  • Accelerated kcms extension
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