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PowerStations reach 600 MHz

Tri-Star Computer refreshes its PowerStation line with the 600-MHz Alpha processor from Digital Semiconductor.

Tri-Star Computer refreshed its PowerStation line with the 600-MHz Alpha processor from Digital Semiconductor.

Tri-Star is a direct marketer that specializes in workstations for the mechanical engineering and 3D graphics markets. Digital's Alpha processor is one of the fastest processors for workstation-class systems.

Windows NT workstations that use Intel Pentium II processors top out at 300 MHz, and workstations using the PowerPC processor top out at 350 MHz. Other factors affect overall performance, but, in general, faster processor clock speeds mean better overall performance.

Other PowerStation models incorporate 433- to 500-MHz Alpha microprocessors and the Alpha version of Windows NT for Workstations.

The PowerStations can be shipped with hard drives ranging in size from 3.2GB to 9GB, optional Fast Ethernet, and a choice of graphics accelerator cards. PowerStations start at $3,995. No pricing for the 600-MHz model was available.